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Release Date:
19 June 2002 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
They came from Paris, Rome, London and Berlin to... l'Auberge Espagnole ...where a year can change a lifetime. See more »
Plot:
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
8 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Spot on! See more (142 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Cédric Klapisch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cédric Klapisch 

Produced by
Bruno Levy .... producer
Jacques Royer .... line producer
 
Cinematography by
Dominique Colin 
 
Film Editing by
Francine Sandberg 
 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Lucy Boulting 
Emmanuelle Gaborit 
 
Production Design by
François Emmanuelli 
 
Costume Design by
Anne Schotte 
 
Makeup Department
Gemma Planchadell .... makeup artist
Manuela Taco .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Victoria Borrás .... production manager: Spain
Jacques Royer .... production manager
Antoine Théron .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lola Doillon .... first assistant director
Ophélie Gelber .... second assistant director
Manel Martínez .... second second assistant director: Spain
 
Art Department
Marie Cheminal .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound mixer
Cyril Moisson .... sound
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Christophe Belena .... scan and conforming technician: Duboicolor
Seb Caudron .... visual effects director
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... technical director: DuboiColor
Tina Lin .... scan and conforming technician: Duboicolor
Nicolas Daniel .... video operator: Duboicolor (uncredited)
François Dupuy .... digital transfers (uncredited)
Sylvian Fabre .... Flame artist (uncredited)
Abdel Ali Kassou .... processing: DuboiColor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jérôme Plon .... still photographer
Olivier Berquet .... gaffer (uncredited)
Salva Castellarnau .... key grip (uncredited)
Bertrand Etienne .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frédéric North .... pilot: camera helicopter (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Pep Armengol .... casting: Spain
Jeanne Millet .... extras casting
Annette Borgmann .... casting: Germany (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jean-René Nébot .... digital color timer
Jenny Frenck .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sandra Bensadón .... press attache
Agathe Sallabery .... script supervisor
Géraldine Toitot .... administrator
Arno Salters .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'auberge espagnole" - France (original title)
"Pot Luck" - Canada (English title), UK
"Euro Pudding" - International (English title) (festival title)
"The Spanish Apartment" - USA
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and sexual content
Runtime:
122 min | Finland:117 min | Turkey:111 min (TV version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Chile:14 | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:6 | Iceland:10 | Iceland:LH (video rating) | Netherlands:AL | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
In the English subtitles, several sections are purposefully translated incorrectly to preserve the humorous nature of the film. The list of strange names around Paris is changed to "Honolulu, Punxsutawney, Piccadilly, Massachusetts, Saskatoon and Machu Picchu;" and during the scene in which Wendy mispronounces "Xavier n'est pas ici..." the English subtitles say "Xavier eez not here..."See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Next to the telephone, on the board indicating how to say a roommate is not there in many languages, the colors on the German flag are wrong. (It looks like a Belgian flag rotated 90 degrees clockwise.)See more »
Quotes:
Isabelle:It's a shame you're not a girl.
Xavier:The world's badly made.
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Soundtrack:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Spot on!, 15 September 2011
Author: malebranche from Malebolge

I think anyone who when young has moved to a foreign city, especially alone, would immediately recognize and appreciate the truths apparent in this film. Certainly everyone's experiences are different but some things, the initial disorientation, the difficulties and pleasure of adapting to a new and very different set of friends, the joys of eventual acceptance and adaption of a new routine; these are probably universal. This film depicts all of this very well.

The Spanish Apartment rings especially true for me. Almost ten years ago I moved from NYC to Antwerp for one year then on to Barcelona, where I am living still. I was a bit older than the film's characters (late 20 's) but my experience was eerily similar. I lived just blocks away from their apartment, in Raval, and recognized many of the streets and locales. Myself, a Slovak girl I was dating, three male apartment mates from Bolivia, France and Italy. I made tons of expat friends from all over Europe (many of whom departed long ago) and eventually Spanish friends as well.

I'm older now and settled down but watching this, I was overwhelmed with nostalgia and wished that I could travel back in time if only to relive one of those glorious weekends.

If you've never done anything like this watching The Spanish Apartment may be the next best thing.

The Barcelona tourist office should probably pay me for this.

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