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 Antonio Alcántara Barbadillo / ... (309 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Mercedes Fernández López / ... (309 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Carlos Alcántara Fernández / ... (308 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Carlos adulto / ... (306 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Toni Alcántara Fernández / ... (308 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Herminia López / ... (307 episodes, 2001-2016)
Santiago Crespo ...
 Josete / ... (261 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Pili / ... (263 episodes, 2001-2016)
Roberto Cairo ...
 Desi / ... (250 episodes, 2001-2015)
Manolo Cal ...
 Ramón / ... (229 episodes, 2001-2016)
Ana Arias ...
 Paquita / ... (224 episodes, 2004-2016)
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 Valentina Rojas / ... (195 episodes, 2001-2013)
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 Miguel Alcántara Barbadillo / ... (190 episodes, 2001-2016)
Silvia Espigado ...
 Clara (189 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Don Pablo Ramírez Sañudo (181 episodes, 2001-2011)
Tony Leblanc ...
 Cervan / ... (181 episodes, 2001-2011)
Enrique San Francisco ...
 Tinín / ... (162 episodes, 2001-2011)
Manuel Dios ...
 Luis / ... (157 episodes, 2001-2016)
Elena Rivera ...
 Karina (150 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Inés Alcántara Fernández / ... (155 episodes, 2001-2016)
Antonio Canal ...
 Padre Froilán / ... (148 episodes, 2002-2016)
Pere Ponce ...
 Eugenio / ... (141 episodes, 2001-2014)
Pepa Sarsa ...
 Josefina (138 episodes, 2002-2016)
Rosario Pardo ...
 Nieves / ... (125 episodes, 2001-2016)
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The evolution of a family from the last days of the Franquist dictatorship to the early 80s.

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Cuéntame cómo pasó  »

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The show was set to last until the death of dictator Franco, but the huge success made the producers keep doing more seasons. In a recent interview (2010), Imanol Arias told they would continue until the 1981 coup d'état. See more »

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Referenced in Aída: Bajo el peso de la ley (2005) See more »

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Cuéntame
Written by José Luis Armenteros
Performed by Ana Belén and David San José
Arrangements by David San José
Lyrics Adapted by Javier G. Amezúa
(2001-2008)
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Among the best series of TVE.
3 May 2015 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

It's an excellent Spanish TV series, perhaps the best in many years. Along with "Siete Vidas" are perhaps the two series have enjoyed the most. In each episode of "Cuéntame Cómo Pasó" tell the story from 1968-1975, in the early seasons and shows the evolution of the main characters played by Imanol Arias excellent (Antonio Alcantara), Ana Duato (Mercedes), Pablo Rivero ( Tony), Irene Visedo (Inés), Maria Galiana (Herminia, grandmother), Ricardo Gómez (Carlitos Alcantara), Pere Ponce (Eugenio, former priest and groom Inés) and the most hated in the series embroidering the character, "Don Pablo" (Pepe Sancho), all of them will enter fully into the society of the time. Politics, hatred, arguments, humor, love, everything is present in this series represents a time of change (late 60s, 70s half).

The series continues to show the death of Franco, and where it should end, but with the great success and exciting era that followed, understood that it was necessary to extend the series that continues very interesting plots and me are leaving me puzzled by many things, and gradually discover more of how people lived in those years. The villain of the series makes this the highest grade, "Don Pablo" (Pepe Sancho) deserves. What about that perfect recreation of what was a person related to the regime in those years. With him the Alcantara family has lived moments of great intensity.

The story of "Cuéntame Cómo Pasó" is so long that this review does not do justice. The series has won numerous awards, both nationally and internationally; it is one of the longest running televisions today, and their technical and artistic quality is enormous. The series features the voice of an adult and "Carlitos" (Carlos Hipolito), which in each chapter recounts seen from today as were those years. Another feature of the series is the effect called "Forrest Gump," which makes the Alcantara participates in person in our history, combining the image of actors with archive footage.

In short, It's highly recommended series, from my perspective as a masterpiece, with interesting plots, a story houses, and great actors accompanied by great script and perfect direction. Do not miss anything this series. It's true that all happens to the Alcantara family, but is merely an instrument to tell all the adversities of the time, so it is still fiction, yet a great job.


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