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5 October 2001 (Spain) See more »
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6 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)
Pere Ponce ... Lluís Dalmau
Cristina Plazas ... Feli

Féodor Atkine ... Patrice
Juli Mira ... Doctor Ferrús
Roger Casamajor ... Salgado
Francesc Garrido ... Martí
Dafnis Balduz ... Joan
Emma Vilarasau ... Isabel
Michel Cordes ... Inspector Carrière
Víctor Pi ... Boixadós
Juli Cantó ... Lloveras
Elvira Granados ... Teresa
Enric Benavent ... Paco
Chantal Aimée ... Marie
Ximo Solano ... Marc
Rocio Marco ... Mireia
Merche Chapí ... Mujer asamblea
Ernesto Pastor ... Joven asamblea
Manuel Dols ... Guardia civil 1
Martín Cases ... Guardia civil 2
Nicole Pardo ... Traductora
Antonio García Vega ... Empleado bancario
Antonia Juan Ferrer ... Mujer asamblea
Felip Ricart ... Cabo guardia civil
Gerard Clostermann ... Alemán 1
Jorge Fuster ... Alemán 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paco Sarro

Directed by
Sigfrid Monleón 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dominic Harari 
Sigfrid Monleón 
Teresa Pelegri 
Ferran Torrent  novel

Produced by
Manuel Calvo .... delegate producer
Antonio Chavarrías .... executive producer
Àngels Masclans .... delegate producer
Emilio Oviedo .... executive producer
Original Music by
Pascal Comelade 
José Manuel Pagán 
Cinematography by
Andreu Rebés 
Film Editing by
Joaquín Ojeda 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Carlos Laullón 
Production Design by
Ciro Usó 
Art Direction by
Rafa Jannone 
Costume Design by
Maribel Monleón 
Maribel Peydro 
Makeup Department
Ana Guillem .... hair stylist
Ana Guillem .... makeup artist
Esther Guillem .... hair stylist
Esther Guillem .... makeup artist
Piluca Guillem .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Beatriz Becerra .... production manager
Beatriz R. Lapuente .... production manager
Pascual Otal .... production manager
José Trullenque .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ana Montero .... first assistant director
Alicia Sánchez .... second assistant director
Art Department
Marta Arce .... trainee art department
Sound Department
David Calleja .... sound mixer
David Calleja .... sound re-recording mixer
Manuel Carrión .... sound effects editor
Dani Fontrodona .... sound recordist
Dani Fontrodona .... sound
Albert Manera .... sound editor
Raúl Marsal .... assistant sound mixer
Jaume Martí .... assistant sound editor
Marisol Nievas .... sound editor
Marisol Nievas .... sound
Jaume Puig .... sound stereo consultant: Dolby
Sergi Quer .... assistant sound editor
Pablo Sanz .... sound
David Álvarez .... adr recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Celia Benavent .... video assist operator
José Antonio Espino .... assistant grip
Llúcia Faraig .... still photographer (as Lucía Faraig)
Manel Fernández .... lighting technician
Charly Guerrero .... grip
Salomón Lucas .... electrician
Enrique López Quesada .... assistant camera (as Quique López)
Diego Mollano .... electrician
Diego Moyano .... electrician
Pere Pueyo .... camera operator: second unit
José Luis Rodríguez .... gaffer
Laura Sigón .... focus puller: second unit
Roger Solà .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ana Requena .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
José Calderón .... negative cutter
Antonio Granero .... telecine operator
Gerardo León .... assistant editor
Sergio Lon .... additional assistant editor
Sonia Martínez .... post-production coordinator
Jorge Ortiz Yus .... colorist
Ángel Santacreu .... color timer
Other crew
Pilar Alcántara .... production assistant: Barcelona
Vicente Artal .... production assistant
Raquel Belizón .... production accountant
Jordi Bueno .... production administrator
Cristina Cordero .... script supervisor
Javier Cortell .... production assistant
Pepa de Sárraga .... production assistant: Barcelona
Toni Duch .... location manager: Barcelona
Estefanía Ferrer .... production coordinator: Barcelona
Andreu López .... production accountant
Sonia Martinez .... production assistant: Barcelona (as Sonia Ramírez)
Pilar Mejía .... production accountant
Pilar Mejía .... production secretary
Marta Ramírez .... production assistant: Barcelona
Beatriz Rodríguez .... production assistant
Anna Sigüenza .... production assistant: Barcelona

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Also Known As:
"L'illa de l'holandès" - Spain (original title)
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Argentina:107 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)


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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Catalonian's film and Mediterranean vision, 17 October 2005
Author: magullon from Dominican Republic

Cradle in a novel of Ferrán Torrent, counts the history of a university professor, Lluís Dalmau (Pere Ponce), that, stopped by his political activity, it is deported to an island located to kilometers of the coast where a small community lives on men and women that subsists of the salt mines. We are in 1969. The first intention of the professor is to escape, but it decides to postpone its plans of flight since, little by little, it feels more fascinated by the island and the mysteries of its inhabitants. At the same time, it initiates a loving relation with an attractive farmer, Feli (Cristina Plazas), that is mother of a girl. Patrice (Feodor Atkine), nicknamed "the Belgian", maintained idyll with Feli, to that still it wants. But, persecuted by a dark past, "the Belgian" it has not been allowed to formulate plans of future with them. Sigfrid Monleón is released in the long film after one long race like critic of cinema, producer, scriptwriter and director of shorts films, writer of some books and habitual collaborator of mass media. Homónima also does adapting the novel of Ferran Torrent, that writes with him the script, published now in Castilian. 'The island of the Dutch' is a film that counts on excessive simplicity, elegance and beauty out of the times and universal subjects (the political resistance, the social mobilization, the love, sex, the nature), that take advantage of to the maximum the natural opportunities that a beautiful and calm island contributes and a novel that counts many and interesting histories. It is a film of difficult classification and explanation. It starts with the deportation of a anti-Franco dissident to a small Mediterranean island at the end of the Sixties. From parallel histories are developed there that affect of simultaneous form all the personages. The protagonist plans fled his from her arrival, but the magic and the magnetism of the citizens of the island cause that it begins to consider if is worth the trouble. It makes friendship with the alone Guardia Civil (Civil Guard) of the town that is the one in charge to watch it; it participates actively with a sector of the population, next to the mayor, who is against the urbanization of the island( paradoxical is the meeting with the speculators in the Palau of the Generalitat); it enjoys in the calm sea, the mysterious caves and interminable pure air strolls; it discovers in a wonderful woman love and calmed, romantic and pure but practically impossible sex and is interrogated continuously on an enigmatic personage of whom little they know in the island. They are many, perhaps too many, histories that open to the spectator everything a fan of personages, situations and expositions that cause the reflection. Sigfrid has rolled a tempered film, something improper of a prime opera, in which there is much of maturity and little of improvisation but in which it notices a lack of depth in the personages and relations, when trying to include so much, so that in some cases means are had left to construct. Catalonian's film in own language, is united to all those that are forming the Catalan cinema, with directors like Francesc Bellmunt, Pons Luck, Agustí Villaronga and so many others, that they contribute one mixed Iberian and Mediterranean vision that conforms another particular way to make cinema.

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