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The Grandfather (1998)

El abuelo (original title)
PG | | Drama | 30 October 1998 (Spain)
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After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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An elderly man returns to Spain after spent some time in Peru looking for gold mines and losing his fortune. He returns because his son has died leaving two daughters, and the son has left a note stating that one of the two is a bastard child. The grandfather hopes to find out which is his true granddaughter. Written by <Bondelev@usc.edu>

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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30 October 1998 (Spain)  »

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ESP 400,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,726 (USA) (8 October 1999)

Gross:

$50,037 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Trivia

Rafael Alonso died before he complete dubbing of his character, dubbing actor Félix Acaso did his voice. See more »

Quotes

Don Rodrigo de Arista Potestad: Villainy is forgivable. Ingratitude, never.
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Version of El abuelo (1954) See more »

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Nimrod
By Edward Elgar
Performed by Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
Conducted by Ángel Gil Ordóñez
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Best Spanish writer + Best actors + Best director = Great movie
5 February 2001 | by (Madrid, España) – See all my reviews

Benito Pérez Galdós is considered (with Miguel de Cervantes) the best Spanish writer and, in fact, if you read one of his books I assure you'll read more. Adapted by lots of directors, like Luis Buñuel, now was the time of the greatest Spanish director alive (José Luis Garci) to film one of the prettiest dramas ever made. And for "The Grandfather" José Luis Garci had the help of a genius (not only an actor, also a writer, director, ...): Fenando Fernán Gómez, his name is a legend alive. So with the text of Galdós, the art of Garci and the character of Fernán Gómez what can you have? A piece of art.


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