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Release Date:
11 October 2002 (Spain) See more »
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Salamanca is beautiful See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Miguel Ángel Solá ... Rodrigo
Margarita Lozano ... Doña
Antonia San Juan ... Manuela
Blanca Oteyza ... Elsa

Paul Naschy ... Inspector
Javier Rioyo ... Journalist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Javier Alvariño ... Octavia's Friend

Javier Batanero ... Lorenzo

Aurora Bautista
Teresa Berganza

Mónica Cervera ... Toñi
Berta Riaza
Marta Rubio ... Nurse
Menh-Wai Trinh ... Octavia

Directed by
Basilio Martín Patino 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Basilio Martín Patino 

Produced by
Carmen Gullón .... producer
Cinematography by
José Luis López-Linares 
Film Editing by
Martin Eller 
Casting by
Gabriel Gomez Quintela 
Set Decoration by
Javier Alvariño 
Costume Design by
Patricia Monné 
Makeup Department
Ángel Luis De Diego .... key makeup artist
Amparo Mateos .... makeup artist
Paquita Trench .... hairdresser
Francisca Trenchis .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Julio Sempere .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arantxa Aguirre .... assistant director
Adolfo Bellido .... third assistant director
Jorge Sempere .... assistant director
Sound Department
Juan Borrell .... sound mixer: location
Pablo Bueno .... sound assistant
Juan Carlos Cid .... sound
Manuel Corrales .... sound effects editor
Alberto Herena .... sound mixer
Jorge Ruiz .... provider: sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jorge Alvariño .... video assist operator
Pedro Cardeira .... assistant camera
Teo Delgado .... camera operator: second unit
Daniel Guirles .... electrician
Pilar Redal .... assistant camera: second unit
Miguel Sales Lopes .... camera operator
Edmundo Sanz .... key grip
Miguel Valcárcel .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lupe Rodríguez .... costume assistant
Lupe Rodríguez .... wardrobe (as Guadalupe Rodríguez Domínguez)
Editorial Department
Jorge Ortiz Yus .... colorist
Other crew
María Cabello .... production runner
Cristina Caro .... production secretary
María Jesús Ezcurra .... production accountant
Marta Sánchez .... production assistant

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Salamanca is beautiful, 11 December 2002
Author: jotix100 from New York

Is it necessary for this director to load up this film with so much political messages that for audiences outside of Spain are meaningless?

If the Spanish directors could take a chill pill with their "oeuvre" they would be much better off. Take a look at one of some of the best of the current ones: Pedro Almodovar and Alejandro Amenabar, just to mention a couple, they make films that are accessible, light, entertaining, and at the same time are commercially successful.

What is the sense to knock the spectator dead with situations only familiar to the Spanish that confuse the viewer.? If the director would have heard the public's comments after this film was shown at the annual Spanish film festival at the Walter Reade in New York, he would have taken the next Iberia flight to Spain!

Talk about unevolved people: that crowd! Not only that, no one had a clue what the main conflict in the film was. And these are the so-called intellectual minds that attend basically all the films that are presented.

The best part was the way the camera captures the majesty of Salamanca in all its splendor and beauty. The story and the execution of it were as baffling to me as it was for the rest of the audience. It's a waste to have people like Miguel Angel Sola who had a stellar career in his native Argentina, act in this piece, or not even give Margarita Lozano or Antonia San Juan an opportunity to shine.

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