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Sound of the Sea (2001)

Son de mar (original title)
A new literature teacher, Ulises, comes to a small town near the sea and falls in love with a young woman, Martina. This woman is loved by a rich businessman named Alberto but chooses ... See full summary »

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Ulises
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Sierra
Neus Agulló ...
Roseta
Pep Cortés ...
Basilio
Ricky Colomer ...
Abel
Sergio Caballero ...
Xavier
Carla Collado ...
Mujer de Rojo (as Carla Collard)
Juan Muñoz ...
Director Instituto
Pablo Rivero ...
Jorgito
Ana María Máñez ...
Pescadera
Clara Serrano ...
Betty
Bautista Devesa ...
Quisquillo
José Gonga ...
Cura Funeral
Ricardo López ...
Camarero Fiesta
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A new literature teacher, Ulises, comes to a small town near the sea and falls in love with a young woman, Martina. This woman is loved by a rich businessman named Alberto but chooses Ulises. Soon after their marriage and the birth of their son, Ulises vanishes while fishing at sea. In the meanwhile Martina marries Alberto, but all is not what it seems... Written by Felice Vaiani

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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8 June 2001 (Spain)  »

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A tenger zenéje  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills (as G. Mills) and Les Reed (as L. Reed)
Performed by Tom Jones
Courtesy of Universal Music Spain, S.L.
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Bigas Luna of the Greek Tragedies
21 March 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

At first I thought: oh come on, give me a break... The wandering, dreamy-eyed young teacher, the pouting, rap-music-blasting village Lolita sucking oranges, the white panties on the clothes-line, could you be any more clichéd? But then the story grew on me, with its many parallels to the Greek myths, so much so that I think I'll go back to the source and reread the original material. Some of the sea and water images reminded me of "Sex and Lucia" which I still prefer. Also, in the R-Rated version I rented from Blockbuster, the sex scenes must have been cut. Nothing spectacular, by far. So Bigas Luna likes breasts, but then again, we knew that already. ***1/2


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