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Carlos Blanco (story)
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26 September 2003 (Spain) See more »
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Interesting Spanish tale with fine performances and good setting See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)
Santiago Ramos ... Hugo
Carmen Morales ... Ivonne

Mariola Fuentes ... Magda
Juan Jesús Valverde ... Comisario
Iñaki Miramón ... Agente
José Sazatornil ... Conserje
José Caride ... Administrador
Fedra Lorente ... Primera vedette

María Asquerino ... Tía Ángela
Antonio Gamero ... Portero
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicente de Souza ... Policía
Emilio Laguna
Arantxa Villar ... Figurante

Directed by
Antonio Giménez Rico 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carlos Blanco  story
Antonio Giménez Rico  written by

Produced by
José Luis Garci .... producer
Original Music by
Pablo Cervantes 
José Padilla 
Cinematography by
Raúl Pérez Cubero 
Film Editing by
José Luis Garci 
Miguel González Sinde 
Casting by
Salvador Gómez Cuenca 
Production Design by
Óscar Sempere (senior production designer)
Art Direction by
Gil Parrondo 
Costume Design by
Lourdes de Orduña 
Montse Sancho 
Makeup Department
Cristóbal Criado .... makeup department head
Carmela Maellas .... makeup artist
Production Management
María Cabello .... assistant production manager
José Luis Garci .... production manager
Salvador Gómez Cuenca .... production manager (film segments)
José Alberto Sánchez .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Salvador Gómez Cuenca .... first assistant director
José Alberto Sánchez .... second assistant director
Art Department
José Luis Moya .... construction manager
Óscar Sempere .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Nicolas de Poulpiquet .... foley recordist
Raúl Lasvignes .... sound editor
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Parra .... grip
Editorial Department
Antonio Gómez-Escalonilla .... assistant editor
Music Department
Francisco José Cuadrado .... music mixer: music recordist

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Spain:93 min | Spain:98 min
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Spanish tale with fine performances and good setting, 3 December 2011
Author: ma-cortes

This Antonio Jimenez Rico film describes a good story based on a novel by Carlos Blanco that packs an intelligent tale about deceits and lies . A couple (Santiago Ramos and Carmen Morales ) and their son arrive in hotel at city of Gijon . But the son suffers an accident on the edge of sea and he's drowned . The tragedy causes an immense pain and despair in the protagonists. Then the screenplay describes some flashbacks retelling happenings plenty of musical shows ( Spanish Revista played by Fedra Lorente) as well as twists plots and intrigue until a puzzling ending , for sure.

Good acting by a very young Carmen Morales , the veteran Santiago Ramos and remaining cast . Support actors are frankly well as Jose Sazatornil, 'Saza' as receptionist , Maria Asquerino, Antonio Gamero , Francisco Merino, Emilio Laguna and Mariola Fuentes . Drama ensues in the region of Asturias when a couple along his son arrive in hotel , but later he's suddenly drowned , then the story changes and emerges several problems, tragedies and thought-provoking suspense . Highlights movie are the cinematography by Raul Perez Cubero and production design by Sempere . Evocative and emotive musical score by Pablo Cervantes . This is a cool Spanish film from the 2000 finely performed , compellingly written and well directed . This is an acceptable film produced by Jose Luis Garci and professionally directed by Antonio Gimenez Rico , a director of great quality . He's an expert on dramas as ¨Forteen stations , Jarrapellejos, Spanish soldier and Three words ¨ . His speciality turns out to be adaptations based on prestigious novelist Miguel Delibes as ¨ Portrait of family , The vote of Mister Cayo and The rats¨ . Hotel Danubio results to be a remake to ¨Los Peces Rojos¨ . This modern version is starred by Santiago Ramos who plays Arturo De Cordoba's role and the Rocio Durcal's daughter, Carmen Morales , who takes Emma Penella's role. The end is also different in both films, as "Los Peces Rojos" closes with policemen waiting for Hugo at the police car, while "Hotel Danubio" goes on with a dialog between the two policemen, Iñaqui Miramon and Jesus Valverde , chatting about the deeds while followed by camera moving to the beach where some men ,apparently morning joggers, are seen running along the beach when happen a surprising event. Rating : Good , 6,5 . Wellworth watching .

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