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In 1919, demobbed, Gerald Brenan rents a house for a year in Yegen, a village in Alpujarra. He has little but a love of reading and writing... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Pleasant and decent Spanish comedy along with some drama elements , being efficiently directed by expert comedian director Fernando Colomo See more (6 total) »


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Matthew Goode ... Gerald Brenan
Verónica Sánchez ... Juliana
Guillermo Toledo ... Paco
Consuelo Trujillo ... María

Ángela Molina ... Doña Felicidad
Antonio Resines ... Don Virgilio

Laurence Fox ... Ralph Partridge

Bebe ... Ángeles (as Bebe Rebolledo)

Jessica Kate Meyer ... Dora Carrington

James Fleet ... Lytton Strachey

María Alfonsa Rosso ... Doña Clara
Sebastián Haro ... Don Gabriel 'Culonegro'
Mariana Cordero ... Máxima
Juan Margallo ... Emiliano
Sandra Wahlbeck ... Gamel Woolsey
Sauce Ena ... Frances
Roberto Quintana ... Don Fernando
Mariano Peña ... Don José
María José Barroso ... Martina
Mónika Martínez ... Madre niño dormido
Maite Sandoval ... Juliana Mayor (as Mayte Sandoval)

Directed by
Fernando Colomo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerald Brenan  book
Fernando Colomo  writer
Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy  writer
Miriam Ruiz  writer

Produced by
Fernando Bovaira .... producer
Beatriz de la Gándara .... executive producer
Beatriz de la Gándara .... producer
Gustavo Ferrada .... producer
Mercedes Gamero .... associate producer
Susana Herreras .... coordinating producer
Original Music by
Juan Bardem 
Cinematography by
José Luis Alcaine 
Film Editing by
Antonio Lara 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Laura Cepeda 
Production Design by
Soledad Seseña 
Art Direction by
Soledad Seseña 
Costume Design by
Vicente Ruiz 
Makeup Department
Mara Collazo .... hair stylist
Concha Martí .... makeup artist
Mariló Osuna .... additional makeup artist
Maria Pérez .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Nani Guibert .... production manager
Pilar Robla .... production manager
Iñaki Rubio .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nacho Fernández de Tejada .... third assistant director
Susana González .... assistant director
Nuria Velasco .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jaime Anduiza .... props
Dolors Company .... assistant decorator (as Mª Dolores Company)
Raúl Martín .... props
Iñaki Rubio .... props buyer
Ana Cecilia Tejeda .... props
Sound Department
Pedro Barbadillo .... additional sound editor
Carlos del Pino .... sound
Enrique Domínguez .... additional sound mixer
Patrick Ghislain .... foley mixer
Gadou Naudin .... sound effects editor
Alfonso Pino .... sound mixer
Julio Recuero .... sound
Nacho Royo-Villanova .... sound editor
Javier Santoni .... boom operator
José Vinader .... sound engineer
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Special Effects by
Óscar Abades .... special effects technician
Ángel Alonso .... special effects technician
Román Cabrera .... special effects technician
Tomás Urbán .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Helmuth Barnert .... digital compositor
Telson S.L. .... digital post production & effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Vladimiro Amor .... electrician
Miguel Ángel Bardavio .... assistant camera
Alicia Beladiez .... assistant camera
Juan A. Caso .... electrician (as Juan Antonio Caso)
Roberto Cuadrado .... electrician
Eva Díaz .... assistant camera
Álvaro Gómez .... electrician
Teresa Isasi .... still photographer
Aarón López .... second assistant camera
Luis Alfonso Robles .... grip (as Alfonso Robles)
Juan Carlos Rodríguez .... gaffer
Bernardo Rossetti .... Steadicam operator
Bernardo Rossetti .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natacha Fernández .... assistant costume designer (as Natacha F. Gallardo)
Sonia Isla .... additional costumes
Sara Pérez .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Manuela Díaz .... post-production
Eladio Fernández .... post-production
María Lara .... assistant editor
Ximo Michavila .... telecine colorist
Music Department
María José Asensio .... music executive producer
Marcelo Mercadante .... musician
Irene Vinader .... assistant score engineer
José Vinader .... score recording & mixing
Transportation Department
Eusebio Galindo .... driver
Other crew
Pablo Alfaro .... production administrator: Luxembourg
David Chagoyen .... crowd coordinator
Eduardo Chapero-Jackson .... production coordinator
Laura Colodrón .... accountant: Sogecine
Ángel Corral .... production assistant
Rosa García Merino .... publicity director
Carola García .... coach
Rosa García .... head of promotion
Ana Garrido .... production coordinator
Antonio Giménez .... marketing
Susana Herreras .... production coordinator
Anna Kemp .... script supervisor
Cristina Marinero .... unit publicist
Renate Rensch .... dance coach
Raquel Ruiz .... production assistant
Eva Soto .... press: Sogecine

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Al sur de Granada" - Spain (original title)
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111 min
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Pleasant and decent Spanish comedy along with some drama elements , being efficiently directed by expert comedian director Fernando Colomo, 28 February 2015
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Spanish Dramedy (Drama and comedy) set in the 20s with emotion , humor , fun , amusing situations and nice players . In 1919 , a drifter as well as novice writer , Gerald Brenann, a Brit young of noble family arrives in Yegen, a village in Alpujarras from Granada province . There he meets some villagers and then rents a house for a year . Gerard is a writer and poet and has a few money as well as a love of reading and writing . His objective is loneliness and writing , having a lot of books as only company . He's soon the center of attention from his maid , María (Trujillo) , who has a marriageable daughter , Angeles (Bebe); from Paco (Guillermo Toledo) , a man who decides to guide Gerald in the ways of the village and of love ; from the village's priest (Antonio Resines) , his hidden lover (Angela Molina) , her friend who loves St. Teresa , and , from Juliana (Veronica Sanchez) , a gorgeous adolescent who baths nude herself by the river .

This comedy/drama contains a romantic love story , social habits , humor , entertainment and including some nudism with strong love scenes . This is a slightly funny film with entertaining events , giggles , emotion , an enjoyable love story and touching scenes at its final part . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable , with more traps the viewer resists any kind, and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few embarrassing with some absurdities and implausibilities . The flick gives a short description about rural lives of low-classes in the twenties . This is a typical Spanish comedy from the 2000s with the usual ingredients such as agreeable humor , villagers customs , relationships among people . The roles in this film are all lovable despite being rather pathetic and unfortunate . Our starring Gerald must sort out his feelings and face down the machinations of the village's women , who map a future he doesn't want . The picture also explores the complex relationship among known Brit artists such as Ralph Partridge (Laurence Fox) , Dora Carrington (Jessica Kate Meyer) , Lytton Strachey (James Fleet) , issue formerly dealt in the film ¨Carrington¨ . The flick attempts to spread optimism about the events of life , friendship and love , with its amusing sides but also including some risks . The film deals with the relationship between Spanish and Anglo Saxon youth , including language problems , a topic also treated by the director in other films such as ¨Linea Del Cielo¨ , ¨Efecto Mariposa¨ and ¨Los Años Barbaros ¨ . Sympathetic performances from protagonist duo who provides a considerable boost to the result , such as Matthew Goode as the subsequent famous author Gerald Brennan and Veronica Sanchez , a teen beauty who's the daughter of a witch . Likable support cast gives good acting such as Guillermo Toledo , Bebe , Consuelo Trujillo , Mariano Peña , Ángela Molina , Mariana Cordero , Antonio Resines , among others . A well acted, so so crafted, movie that should be considered as a return in form to the typical Spanish comedy of yesteryear . The picture achieved Goya prizes for Best Original Score , Juan Bardem , and nominated for Best Production Supervision Goya Best New Actress , Verónica Sánchez , and Best Cinematography , José Luis Alcaine and Best Special Effects , Reyes Abades.

Atmospheric and appropriate musical score by the notorious Juan Bardem , a magnificent composer who has composed a lot of films . Furthermore , a colorful and evocative cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine who was first cinematographer to use fluorescent tube as "key" lightning and deemed to be one of the best Spanish cameramen . Alcaine frequently works with Pedro Almodóvar , Bigas Luna and Vicente Aranda , as he has photographed ¨The skin I live in¨ , The bad education¨ , ¨Volver¨ , ¨Women in the verge of a nervous breakdown¨, among others . Here he shows splendidly the impressive landscapes from Alpujarras . The motion picture was professionally written and directed Fernando Colomo . Fernando Colomo was born in Madrid and is a talented and versatile writer/director who has made a vast array of often solid and entertaining films in all kind of genres as comedy, drama and one science fiction movie (1985 El caballero del Dragón) in a career that spans over 30 years . Especially known for directing comedies such as 1987 La Vida Alegre , 1988 Miss Caribe , 1989 Bajarse al Moro , 1993 Rosa Rosae , 1994 Alegre Ma Non Troppo , 1995 Efecto Mariposa . And in the 2000s directed Al Sur Granada (2003) , El Próximo Oriente (2006), Rivales (2008) and La Banda Picasso (2012) .

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