MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 20,615 this week

The End of a Mystery (2003)
"La luz prodigiosa" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  31 January 2003 (Spain)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 217 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Joaquin comes back to Granada in the eighties trying to find out about something happened when he was a child and the Spanish Civil War was going on. He helped an unknown man who survived ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 186 titles
created 29 Mar 2011
 
a list of 87 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 171 titles
created 15 Aug 2013
 
a list of 1359 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 300 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The End of a Mystery (2003)

The End of a Mystery (2003) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The End of a Mystery.
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Crime (2006)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Vincent's life is on hold until he finds his wife's killer. Alice, his neighbor, is convinced she can make him happy. She decides to invent a culprit, so that Vincent can find revenge and leave the past behind. But there is no ideal culprit and no perfect crime...

Director: Manuel Pradal
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Emmanuelle Béart, Norman Reedus
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Venice, sixteenth century. Giulio, a foreign gentleman spends a memorable night in the city where he meets and beds two beautiful women. They are Angela, a widowed lady, and Valeria, whose ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Monica Guerritore, Jason Connery
Fugitives (2000)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Born in a poor neighborhood, Tony hides hides behind the image of a tough woman. She has a boyfriend, Juanjo, and two pals, a strange couple formed by Maxi, who is obsessed with martial ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Hermoso
Stars: Laia Marull, Beatriz Coronel, Juan Diego
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Giovanni Morricone
Stars: Claudia Gerini, Pierfrancesco Favino, Sabrina Impacciatore
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Amid the spectacular festivities of Holy Week in Seville, an aspiring novelist stuggles with his work and pays his bills by composing crossword puzzles. A cryptic recording left on his ... See full summary »

Director: Mateo Gil
Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Jordi Mollà, Natalia Verbeke
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Haunted by a horrible past, a Ukrainian young woman calculatedly insinuates herself into the life of a rich Italian family.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Kseniya Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli
Resurrection (TV Movie 2001)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

At the end of the XIX century in Russia, Prince Dimitri Necklivdov is called as a jury-man in a trial. The defendant is Katiuscia Maslova, accused of murdering a merchant in order to rob ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Stefania Rocca, Timothy Peach, Marie Bäumer
Love Story III (2011)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A beautiful stranger on the Coney Island train becomes both lead actress and real life object of desire in this choose your own adventure documentary about writing a fictional love story on... See full summary »

Director: Florian Habicht
Stars: Shauna Goodgold, Florian Habicht, Frank Habicht
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Salvatore Piscicelli
Stars: Anna Ammirati, Ida Di Benedetto, Ennio Fantastichini
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Tomorrow is an important day for Amir. He had participated in an international architecture competition to win the competition with foreign companies. His wife ,Tahereh (Hengameh Ghaziani),... See full summary »

Director: Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi
Stars: Safa Aghajani, Parvaneh Ahmadi, Ahmad Akeshteh
Las olas (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Alberto Morais
Stars: Armando Aguirre, Sergio Caballero, Pepe Galotto
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Alfredo Landa ...
Joaquin Panjero
...
Galapago
Kiti Mánver ...
Adela (as Kiti Manver)
...
Silvio
Iván Corbacho ...
Joaquin ragazzo (as Iván Corvacho Cervántes)
Sergio Villanueva ...
Galapago giovane
Mariano Peña
Fanny de Castro ...
Monja
Fernando Picón ...
Abogado
Miguel Alcíbar ...
Falanguista
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Antonio Barón
...
Julian
Esperanza De la Vega
Silvia Espigado ...
Bibliotecaria
Ignacio Guirado ...
Gypsy Boy
Edit

Storyline

Joaquin comes back to Granada in the eighties trying to find out about something happened when he was a child and the Spanish Civil War was going on. He helped an unknown man who survived after being executed. He finds the man, Galapago, who is now quite old, poor and with almost no memory. Joaquin takes care of him and finds hints that point to Galapago as Federico García Lorca. Written by Loumitch

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

¿Y si no hubiera muerto?

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 January 2003 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A Luz Prodigiosa  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting movie with nice performance by the great Alfredo Landa and extraordinary score by by the maestro Ennio Morricone
4 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

At the beginning of Spanish Civil War (1936) a sheperd or pastor named Joaquin (Corvacho) helps a wounded man and with almost no memory who escapes from a firing squad . He heals the unknown man who survived after being executed and carries him a convent . Forty years later ,in the eighties , Joaquin (Alfredo Landa) returns to Granada attempting to find hints about something happened when he was a teenager and the Spanish Civil War was going on . He encounters the man nicknamed Galapago (Nino Manfredi) , who is now quite old , poor and nutty . Joaquin supported by Adela (Kiti Manver) takes care of him and find out clues point to Galapago seem to be Federico García Lorca.

¨La Luz Prodigiosa¨ results to be other of the innumerable stories to deal with dramatic deeds regarding the Spanish Civil War background , but this time from another point of sight . It packs drama , emotion , biographical events about Federico Garcia Lorca and some brief elements of humor . Fernando Marias writes the interesting script based on his novel ,"The End of a Mystery" , International (English title) , or ¨La Luz Prodigiosa¨ . It's a good film but sometimes turns out to be slow-paced and is precisely derived from the coldness of its staging, which eventually become monotonous in approximately 110 minutes of footage . Because the story needs a vibration more real than the one offered in this slow-moving and sometimes boring film .

But anyway, its is compensated with the great performances from Alfredo Lando and Nino Manfredi , interpreters who provided a considerable boost to the result . Miguel Hermoso is a great director of actors and the main players are complemented by a good cast of secondaries such as Kiti Manver as Adela , José Luis Gómez as Silvio , Iván Corbacho as Joaquin , Mariano Peña and Silvia Espigado as Bibliotecaria . Including a spotless pictorial cinematography by Carlos Suarez , being shot in Granada , location where Federico Garcia Lorca lived . And of course , a marvelous musical score by the incombustible Ennio Morricone who composes a classical and sensitive soundtrack . It was nominated 2004 CEC (Cinema Writers Circle) Award Best Actor (Mejor Actor) Alfredo Landa and Best Screenplay, Adapted (Mejor Guión Adaptado) Fernando Marías Awards, Spain . And nominated Goya Best Actor (Mejor Actor Principal)Alfredo Landa , Best Production Design (Mejor Dirección Artística)Félix Murcia , Best Screenplay - Adapted (Mejor Guión Adaptado)Fernando Marías and Best Supporting Actor (Mejor Actor Reparto) José Luis Gómez . And won 2003 Golden St. George for Miguel Hermoso in Moscow International Film Festival .

The motion picture was well directed by Miguel Hermoso , being filmed in his usual formal and stylistic scholarship , without leaving a trace the thought-provoking issues , in terms of dramatic and narrative excitement . Miguel Hermoso is an expert on comedy as proved in ¨Loco Veneno¨, ¨Truanes¨, ¨Marbella¨ and drama such as ¨Como Un Relampago¨, the biopic ¨Lola¨, ¨Luz Prodigiosa¨ and his greatest hit was ¨Fugitivas¨ . Rating : 6'5 , good movie . The picture will appeal to Alfredo Landa fans and Ennio Morricone enthusiast .


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The End of a Mystery (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?