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Obaba (2005)

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A rural drama set in Obaba, a mythical region in northern Spain, where a young filmmaker struggled to capture the feel of the area, which in turn leads to a wealth of self-discovery.

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Miguel
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Lourdes
Eduard Fernández ...
Lucas
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Ingeniero Werfell
Héctor Colomé ...
Ismael
Pepa López ...
Merche
Txema Blasco ...
Tomás
Iñake Irastorza ...
Begoña
Ryan Cameron ...
Esteban niño
Christian Tardío ...
Manuel
Alejandro Jiménez ...
Ismael niño
Julia Torrens ...
Begoña niña
Vanesa Moñino ...
Merche Niña
Pablo Manjón ...
Tomás niño
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A rural drama set in Obaba, a mythical region in northern Spain, where a young filmmaker struggled to capture the feel of the area, which in turn leads to a wealth of self-discovery.

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Obaba - Das Dorf der grünen Eidechse  »

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Why has this film ever been made?
23 October 2005 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

With great expectations I went to see this film, Spain's contribution to the Oscar-race this year. Part from being completely pointless, banal, pathetic, badly written, edited, acted and directed, the movie is too long. It fails in delivering the "message" it tries to give, fails in its storytelling, clumsy historical settings and above all in its rhythm. There are some so extreme misfires I haven't seen in a movie in a long time (the story of Lucas whose dead sister lives in his head, the divine revelations, all that lizard nonsense). The Spanish-speaking audience around me was yawning and rapidly losing patience, and some of the commentaries I overheard was whether the members of the Spanish Academy had taken drugs before choosing the film for the Oscar contest.


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