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The Grandfather -- 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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Release Date:
30 October 1998 (Spain) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 9 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Why do we always try to change the people we love? See more (21 total) »

Cast

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Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Don Rodrigo de Arista Potestad
Rafael Alonso ... Don Pío Coronado

Cayetana Guillén Cuervo ... Doña Lucrecia Richmond
Agustín González ... Senén Corchado
Cristina Cruz ... Dolly
Alicia Rozas ... Nelly
Fernando Guillén ... Alcalde de Jerusa
Francisco Piquer ... Prior de Zaratay
María Massip ... Gregoria
José Caride ... Venancio
Francisco Algora ... Don Carmelo
Emma Cohen ... Vicenta, la alcaldesa
Juan Calot ... Don Salvador, médico
Concha Gómez Conde ... Doña Consuelito
Nuria Rodríguez ... Criada
José Luis Merino ... Camarero casino
Antonio Valero ... Don Jaime, ministro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Selica Torcal ... Dolly (voice)
Félix Acaso ... Voz de Pío Coronado (uncredited)
Julio Gavilanes ... (uncredited)
Juan Antonio Gálvez ... Voz de Don Jaime (uncredited)
Sara Vivas ... Voz de Nelly (uncredited)
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Directed by
José Luis Garci 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
José Luis Garci  writer
Benito Pérez Galdós  novel
Horacio Valcárcel  writer

Produced by
Luis María Delgado .... executive producer
José Luis Garci .... producer
 
Original Music by
Manuel Balboa 
 
Cinematography by
Raúl Pérez Cubero 
 
Film Editing by
Miguel González Sinde 
 
Production Design by
Julián Mateos 
 
Set Decoration by
Gil Parrondo 
 
Costume Design by
Gumersindo Andrés 
 
Makeup Department
Cristóbal Criado .... makeup artist
Alicia López Medina .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Valentín Panero .... production manager
Enrique Quintana .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paloma Delgado .... second second assistant director
Salvador Gómez Cuenca .... assistant director (as Salvador Gómez Jr.)
José Alberto Sánchez .... second assistant director (as Jose Alberto Sanchez)
 
Art Department
José María Alarcón .... assistant set decorator
Pablo Arroyo .... assistant property master
Pedro Jesús De la Fuente .... supervising set decorator (as Pedro J. de la Fuente)
José G. Donado .... painter (as José García Donado)
José Luis García Quevedo .... assistant property master
Félix García .... assistant property master (as Félix García López)
Santos Pedroche .... set dresser
José Luis Álvarez .... property master
José Luis Moya .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
José Antonio Bermúdez .... sound
Luis Castro .... sound effects
Antonio García .... sound
Diego Garrido .... sound
Ricardo Viñas .... sound engineer: Dolby
Dan Edelstein .... supervising sound editor: US release (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Manuel Floriano .... special effects technician
Antonio Molina .... special effects (as Molina)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paulino Alonso .... generator operator
David Cobos .... still photographer
Julio García .... grip
Pedro González Ruiz .... second assistant camera
Salvador G. González .... electrician
Daniel Guirles .... electrician
Salvador Gómez Calle .... assistant camera
Roberto Keusses .... key grip
Joaquín Manchado .... Steadicam operator
Andrés Martínez .... electrician
Ricardo Navarrete .... camera operator
José Antonio Oliva .... gaffer
Carlos Parra .... electrician
David Azcano .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lourdes de Orduña .... assistant costume designer
Carmen Vigo .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Sonia Camino .... second assistant editor (as Sonia Paz Camino)
Carlos Ramos .... second assistant editor
Amparo Roces .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Juan Carmona .... administrator
Ángel Manuel Chivite .... production assistant
Irene González .... assistant administrator
Margarita Pardo .... script supervisor
José A. Sánchez .... second production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El abuelo" - Spain (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements and language
Runtime:
151 min | Argentina:147 min
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Don Rodrigo de Arista Potestad:Villainy is forgivable. Ingratitude, never.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of La duda (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
NimrodSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Why do we always try to change the people we love?, 21 February 2010
Author: lastliberal from United States

This is a period piece bringing together some of the greatest writers, directors, and actors of the Spanish theater.

Benito Pérez Galdós' novel was first made into film in 1925, five years after his death. Galdos has written many works that have made it to film, and the fact that one is redone is testament to his writing skill.

José Luis Garci is one of Spain's greatest writers and directors, and has many shelves full of awards to prove it.

Fernando Fernán Gómez, who plays the lead in this film, also has shelves full of awards for his acting (over 200 roles), writing, and directing skills. He plays a man who returns from Peru determined to find his rightful heir between the daughters of his philandering daughter-in-law (Cayetana Guillén Cuervo).

This is not an easy task as he is broke and his daughter-in-law has the whole town on her side because of the money her husband left her.

The scene where he called them all out was magnificent! The scene where his granddaughter Dolly (Cristina Cruz) laid down the law was breathtaking.

This was a beautiful film that my poor words cannot even begin to describe.

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