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El camino de los ingleses (2006)

A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.

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La Cuerpo
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Moratalla
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Cardona
Antonio Zafra ...
Enano Martínez
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Fina
Lucio Romero ...
Abuelo
Romay Rodríguez ...
Rafi (as Ronky Rodríguez)
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A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.

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Summer Rain  »

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The famous rain scene, so famous that gave the movie its English title, 'Summer rain', was completely improvised. When started pouring and the crew thought they would have to wait until it stopped, director Antonio Banderas decided on the spot to seize the moment and have most of the characters just jumped in the rain and start celebrating. See more »

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24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We were delighted to be able to see this at Sundance 2007. Antonio Banderas came to the screening and introduced the film, which was very nice. He was very gracious and we were happy to hear what he had to say about his film. However, the film itself was hard to follow. There were too many characters and it was hard to keep them straight. The main character has a serious illness, which added to the many plot devices. I had a hard time understanding why the title of the film was "Summer Rain" while the Spanish title was "The English Road". I guess maybe they both make sense, but "The English Road" seems to be a little more descriptive.Perhaps it doesn't translate well.This film was just all over the place and a bit too artsy for the "normal" film-goer. I can't see this film attracting a wide audience,sorry to say. The acting was top notch, however! Unfortunately, that wouldn't be enough to recommend this to anyone.


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