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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 »
1 win & 11 nominations See more »
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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
Aspect Ratio:
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Amusing but not hilarious, 6 April 2007
Author: paulhoog-1 from United States

Having myself lived in an Andalusian pueblo for the better part of a year (albeit in 2004) I found myself amused by some of the similarities between my own "modern" experiences and those of Geraldo in this light-hearted romantic comedy -- particularly the dumb-struck way in which he initially blunders about in a world that is in many ways completely alien to him. Also quite familiar was the tightness of the community, the openness, the love of the art of conversation, the desire (as embodied in the character of Paco) to find any reason to throw a party, and of course, the wonderful, passionate Flamenco.

The village characters, less than fully fleshed-out individuals but more than stereotypes, are in some ways archetypes of the times. Much of Andalusia was impoverished in that time period (another familiarity to me, having grown up in a small, poor rural town in the US) -- and yes, as in all such places, there are the machinations for dominance in the village, the matrimonial plotting of the town matriarchs, and even the mystique embodied, however clumsily, by the gangly English foreigner Geraldo, who has arrived looking only inspiration, but finds himself rather lost and quickly swept away by the engines of fate.

Far from being a "serious" film, this comedy depicts well the clash of Geraldo's naive artistic intentions with what life in this poor Andalusian town, to which he is so completely new, actually provides him. The film serves as a metaphor of more modern times in Andalusia as well, with so many Britons and other northerners having relocated to the Spanish Mediterranean -- bringing with them the two-edged sword of wealth and development, which has lifted much of Andalusia out of poverty in recent decades, but subverted a good deal of passionate tradition as well. Little pueblos evolve into bedroom communities for British, Dutch and German retirees and wealthy vacationers, and new golf resorts spring up like weeds. The transformation of Andalusiua, depicted in a simplistic way in the film, continues.

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