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10 January 2003 (Spain) See more »
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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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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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
That Time Between the Wars, 8 November 2008
Author: Neil Turner from Annapolis, Maryland

This beautiful film is based upon a memoir of Gerald Brenan who was a member of England's Bloomsbury Group. It is the story of a randy young man who completely immerses himself in the lives and culture of a small Spanish town shortly after WWI. Brenan, throughout his long life, was an adventurer and traveler who seemed to have had the enviable ability to absorb and learn from all of his varied experiences.

The movie begins with Brenan trooping through the Spanish countryside to reach a small town where he has obtained a house. His greeting from the locals cannot be considered warm but still not hostile. His intent is to read, write, and absorb the culture of this town that is somewhat of a throwback to the previous century - not something really unusual considering this is rural Spain in the 1920's. As time passes, he becomes more of a member of the community but is still seen as a curious oddity by many of the residents.

Brenan's fascination and admiration of the people and their culture was clearly evident. He and his writings became admired by the Spanish people and recognized by the Spanish government.

This film is particularly enjoyable because it is evocative of the unique period in Europe between the wars when so many artists shed the constraining straitjacket of Victorianism for an enlightened, erotic freedom of expression. Matthew Goode who plays Brenan is perfect as a young man freed from the oppression of war and the oppression of society to explore all the educational and erotic pleasures available. He is supported by an excellent cast of Spanish actors - the men portraying character and strength, the women exemplifying emotion and dark, sensuous passion.

I may be a bit prejudiced in my liking for this film. If I could pick another time and place to live my life, I would choose that time between the wars in Europe, so I tend to lap up any book or film depicting that period. Even if you are not as enamored as I am of that time, I think you will find Al sur de Granada worthwhile entertainment.

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