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Writer (WGA):
Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
15 August 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Life is the ultimate work of art
Plot:
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 32 wins & 38 nominations See more »
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A triumphant effort from Woody Allen See more (345 total) »

Cast

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Rebecca Hall ... Vicky

Scarlett Johansson ... Cristina

Christopher Evan Welch ... Narrator (voice)

Chris Messina ... Doug

Patricia Clarkson ... Judy

Kevin Dunn ... Mark

Julio Perillán ... Charles
Juan Quesada ... Guitarist in Barcelona
Ricard Salom ... Art Gallery Guest
Maurice Sonnenberg ... Art Gallery Guest

Javier Bardem ... Juan Antonio

Manel Barceló ... Doctor
Josep Maria Domènech ... Julio
Emilio de Benito ... Guitarist in Asturias
Jaume Montané ... Juan Antonio's Friend
Lloll Bertran ... Juan Antonio's Friend (as Lloll Bertrán)
Joel Joan ... Juan Antonio's Friend
Sílvia Sabaté ... Juan Antonio's Friend (as Silvia Sabaté)

Penélope Cruz ... Maria Elena

Pablo Schreiber ... Ben

Carrie Preston ... Sally

Zak Orth ... Adam
Abel Folk ... Jay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordi Basté ... Art Gallery Guest (uncredited)
Christian Caner ... Special Figuration (uncredited)
Paco Mir ... Art Gallery Guest (uncredited)
Oliver Moon ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joan Pera ... Art Gallery Guest (uncredited)

Rodrigo Rojas ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Letty Aronson .... producer
Bernat Elias .... line producer
Eva Garrido .... associate producer: Mediapro
Charles H. Joffe .... co-executive producer
Javier Méndez .... co-executive producer
Helen Robin .... co-producer
Jack Rollins .... co-executive producer
Jaume Roures .... executive producer
Stephen Tenenbaum .... producer
Tadeo Villalba hijo .... associate producer (as Tedy Villalba)
Gareth Wiley .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Javier Aguirresarobe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alisa Lepselter 
 
Casting by
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto  (as Patricia DiCerto)
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Alain Bainée 
 
Art Direction by
Iñigo Navarro 
 
Set Decoration by
Sol Caramilloni 
Silvia Steinbrecht  (as Sylvia Steinbrecht)
 
Costume Design by
Sonia Grande 
 
Makeup Department
Ana Caballero .... makeup assistant
Robert Fama .... hairstylist: New York
Manolo García .... hair designer
Lori Hicks .... makeup artist: New York
Ana Lozano .... makeup designer
Jesús Martos .... hairdresser
Esther Plaza .... makeup assistant
Eva Quilez .... makeup artist (as Eva Quílez)
 
Production Management
Natalio Grueso .... production manager: Asturias
Bernat Manzano .... assistant unit manager
Oriol Marcos .... unit manager
Judit Pereiro .... production manager: Asturias
Helen Robin .... unit production manager
José María Vigil .... production manager: Asturias
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Víctor Cuadrado .... third assistant director
Daniela Forn .... first assistant director
Ainara Gamero .... second assistant director (as Ainhara Gamero)
Marcos González Palma .... dga trainee: New York (as Marcos Gonzalez Palma)
David González .... assistant director runner
Murphy Occhino .... second assistant director: New York
Richard Patrick .... first assistant director: New York
Anna Rua .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Laia Ateca .... art department assistant
Laia Ateca .... art department runner
Chan Canelo .... set dresser
Paula de la Fuente .... props buyer
Miguel Ángel Delgado .... set props (as Miguel Angel Delgado)
Blanca Francolí .... props buyer assistant
Joxean Goya .... set dresser
Carlos Grané .... set props (as Carles Grané)
Daniel K. Grosso .... leadman: New York (as Danny Grosso)
Santo Loquasto .... art director: New York
Ivette Massip .... art department runner
Marina Pozanco .... props buyer
 
Sound Department
Jorge Adrados .... sound assistant
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer: Sound One Corp.
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Matthew Haasch .... assistant sound editor (as Matt Haasch)
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Giles Khan .... sound utility
Thomas Kodros .... sound consultant: Dolby
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Dave Paterson .... foley editor
Glenfield Payne .... sound effects editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
David Wahnon .... sound editor
Joe White .... sound mixer: New York
Paul Yurt .... sound mix engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects designer: Big Film Design
Ella Boliver .... 2D compositor: Big Film Design
J. John Corbett .... 2D compositor: Big Film Design
Bora Jurisic .... digital effects artist
Bogdan Mihajlovic .... lead modeler
Dragan Miokovic .... digital effects artist
Jesse Morrow .... digital artist
Vadim Turchin .... 3D animator: Big Film Design
Adrienne Winterhalter .... visual effects producer: Big Film Design
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Igor Andrés .... video assistant trainee
Víctor Bello .... still photographer (as Victor Bello)
Michael F. Burke .... gaffer: New York (as Michael Burke)
Ferran Calvó .... camera trainee
Francesc Carreras .... focus puller
Beatriz Delgado .... clapper loader
Roberto Escudero .... electrician
Manuel Fernández .... best boy electric
John Finnerty .... key grip: New York
Steve Gilbert .... dolly grip
Javier Guerrero .... electrician
Jonathan Herron .... camera operator: New York
Gillian Huxley .... lighting technician
Josu Inchaustegui .... camera operator
José Ángel Manrique .... best boy grip (as José Angel Manrique)
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer: New York
Diego Moyano .... electrician
Segismundo Mulero .... grip (as Mundo Mulero)
José Luis Rodríguez .... gaffer (as José Luis Rodriguez)
Pablo Suñer .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Pep Armengol .... additional casting: Spain
Ana Fibla .... extras casting assistant (as Ana Fiblá)
Cristina Font .... extras casting assistant
Luci Lenox .... additional casting: Spain
Anabel Pereda .... casting assistant: Spain
Julie Schubert .... casting assistant: U.S.
Sandra Sánchez .... extras casting: Rol S.L. (as Sandra Sanchez)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Adkins .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Fran Cruz .... costume assistant
Macarena García .... assistant costume designer (as Macarena Garcia)
Lucía López .... costume assistant (as Lucia Lopez)
Joaquín Montull .... costume assistant (as Joaquin Montull)
Manuela Rodriguez de Partearroyo .... costume trainee
 
Editorial Department
Elise DuRant .... assistant editor: Spain
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Kate Rose Itzkowitz .... assistant editor
Scott Kordish .... post-production coordinator
Elodie Leuthold .... editor trainee: dailies
Harry Muller .... color timer
Morgan Neville .... first assistant editor (as Morgan A. Neville)
Jorge Ortiz Yus .... dailies colorist: Spain
Tim Stipan .... digital opticals colorist
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
 
Transportation Department
Xavier Barrado .... unit driver
Luis Botella .... unit driver
Simon Burgess .... driver: production truck
Juan Chavero .... driver: production truck (as Juan Antonio Chavero)
Iván Gómez .... transport captain
Graeme Harrison .... driver: production truck
Ken Johnson .... driver: production truck
David Kipling .... driver: production truck (as Dave Kipling)
José Marín .... driver: production truck
Ernesto Rodríguez .... driver: production truck
Daniel Salmerón .... driver: production truck
Peter Tavis .... transportation captain: New York
Jordi Valero .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Pol Aregall .... production assistant
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer: Big Film Design
Mikel Baron .... content supervisor
Natalia Barraza .... stand-in
Toni Baurier .... production runner
Nicos Beatty .... production assistant (as Nico Beatty)
Madda Bergeret .... additional crew: Asturias
Tuxent Blanco .... production runner
Luis Botella .... location manager (as Lluis Botella)
Adrián Castañeda .... additional crew: Asturias
Maralyn Causley .... script supervisor
Clemente Chávez .... set security coordinator
Daniel Cifuentes .... legal services: Bird & Bird - Madrid
Almudena Cormenzana .... production coordinator
Javier Cuervo .... additional crew: Asturias
Albert Dedeu .... production runner
Beatriz Diaz de Escauriaza .... legal services: Bird & Bird - Madrid
Rodrigo Diaz McVeigh .... additional crew: Asturias
Leo Driver .... parking coordinator: New York
Ana Eguzquiza .... legal services: Bird & Bird - Madrid
Mar Farga .... production office assistant
Marisa Fernández Armenteros .... production coordinator: Mediapro
Daniel Fernández .... additional crew: Asturias
Diego Fernández .... production runner (as Diego Fernandez)
José Fuentes .... additional crew: Asturias
Jo Gallagher .... clearances
Jo Gallagher .... production secretary
Magda Gargallo .... production assistant
Inés Gete .... legal affairs: Mediapro
Xavier Gil Esteller .... stand-in (as Xavier Gil)
Alejandro Gonzalez .... additional crew: Asturias
Anna Gonzálvez Ortuño .... press
Imara Hassler .... stand-in
Rebecca Hawkes .... technical services: worldwide, Schedule 2
Shani Hinton .... legal services: Bird & Bird - London
Iñaki Ibisate .... additional crew: Asturias
Juan Irigoyen .... voice coach (as Juan José Irigoyen)
Adrianne Jorge .... projectionist
Donald Kurtz .... production financing: City National Bank
Sage Lehman .... assistant: Woody Allen
Jessica Lichtner .... script supervisor: New York
Carlos Lobo .... dubbing voice (as Juan Carlos Lopez)
Pietro Lorino Jr. .... production controller
Manel Manteca .... location scout assistant (as Manuel Manteca)
Bernat Manzano .... production assistant
Mauro Margenat .... chief financial officer: Mediapro
Ana Martí .... tax consultant: Mediapro
Laura Mateos .... assistant production accountant
Richard McCune .... production financing: City National Bank (as Richard V. McCune)
Sol Molinas .... production runner
Ali Moshref .... production accountant
Christie Mullen .... location manager: New York
Fernando Nava .... additional crew: Asturias
Julia Palou .... production staff
Marc Panadés .... production assistant
Maria Torrellas Paris .... assistant location manager (as María Torrellas)
Saray Perez .... assistant accountant
Marc Pey .... production runner
Erik Piecuch .... production financing: City National Bank
Emma Pindar .... technical services: worldwide, Schedule 2
Ainara Porron .... production coordinator: Mediapro (as Ainara Porrón Arratibel)
Agustí Puig .... artist: paintings
Sandra Puig .... business affairs: Mediapro
Yaiza Ráez .... production assistant: Mediapro
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Elena Sota .... legal affairs: Mediapro
César Sánchez .... production runner
Irwin J. Tenenbaum .... legal services: Loeb & Loeb
Melissa Tomjanovich .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Caroline Turner .... publicity: Hyperactive Publicity
Javier Vasserot .... legal services: Bird & Bird - Madrid
Meritxell Ventanilla .... business affairs: Mediapro
Alba Yañez .... stand-in
Emilio Álvarez .... additional crew: Asturias
Filippo Del Bello .... production staff (uncredited)
María Guisado .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Zoe Aldam .... the producers wish to thank
Deborah Alexander .... special thanks
Jim Gardner .... special thanks
Greg Johnson .... the producers wish to thank
Jay Rubin .... special thanks
Peter Schneider .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexuality, and smoking
Runtime:
96 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Woody Allen wrote the parts of Cristina and Juan Antonio with Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem in mind. Apparently, Bardem was his first and only choice for the male lead.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Cristina walks into Juan Antonio's house for the first time, she is wearing a white blouse with long sleeves. As we first see her, one sleeve (the viewer's left) is three-quarters length and the other is rolled up at the elbow. After a very slight scene shift, but with no time passing, we see Cristina with both sleeves rolled up.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Vicky and Cristina decided to spend the summer in Barcelona. Vicky was completing her master's in Catalan Identity, which she had become interested in through her great affection for the architecture of Gaudí. Cristina, who spent the last six months writing...
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214 out of 316 people found the following review useful.
A triumphant effort from Woody Allen, 15 August 2008
Author: ametaphysicalshark from prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com

Although this film has bizarrely been described as breezy summer entertainment by some top critics (which leads me to wonder if they saw the same movie I did, or just the first half hour), "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is the closest thing to the sort of examination of relationships that Allen became famous for in quite some time ("Anything Else" counts, I suppose, but lacks the sharpness this film has), and although it is far from as weighty as some of his dramas or even some of his comedies, this is his first really inspired script in a while, featuring a cast of detailed, well-developed characters, some razor-sharp observations on relationships, and a wicked sense of humor.

Although I never thought Woody's work this decade was particularly poor (other than "Cassandra's Dream" and although I'm in a minority "Match Point"), it has mostly been completely inconsequential and almost entirely dependent on broad characterizations and heavy plotting rather than real people and awkwardly comic situations (which has always been Allen's strong suit). A career-best performance from Scarlett Johansson, a wickedly entertaining turn from Penelope Cruz, and the absolute revelation that is Rebecca Hall form a great cast along with Javier Bardem in a role that may surprise the majority of the American public (well, for most of the movie, anyway). You can feel Allen's mark on their mannerisms, but they all seem to disappear into these characters, that's how good they are.

I'm keeping this as spoiler-free as possible, because it's really worth going into the theater not expecting anything in particular and savoring the film's often unexpected but never contrived plot twists and turns. All you should know is that Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) go to Barcelona for the summer and things get complicated when they meet a charming, mysterious, and rich painter (Javier Bardem) and he makes a rather upfront proposition to both of them. It's best if you know nothing of how Cruz' character impacts the film prior to watching it.

In relation to Allen's other work I thought it was interesting that he never attempted to analyze sex. The whole movie is in many ways about sex, and there is a lot of the expected philosophical and psychological examination of the relationships between the characters in the film, but sex itself is never analyzed as it is in much of Allen's work, and is instead treated as the impenetrable mystery it is. That said, Allen's script is extraordinarily nuanced, something that I haven't expected from his writing in a while. Sure, the characters still represent opposing romantic philosophies, but there's a spark in the writing that makes these feel like real people as opposed to mere characters. That spark, that chemistry is there throughout "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", it's there in the vibrant cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe, it's there in the performances, it's there in the shot composition, and it's there in the editing, and in pretty much anything else I haven't mentioned yet.

The first forty minutes or so of "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" may be the sort of romantic comedy (very good romantic comedy, at that) that the advertising campaign seems to suggest it is, but for the rest of the film there's the sort of pessimistic optimism that colors much of Allen's work (if that makes sense, pretend you didn't read it if it didn't), and let's just say it doesn't end well for these characters. There's real complexity and intensity in this film, and all I have to say is this: Woody Allen is back, the perceptive, intelligent examiner of the human heart, that is, not what we've had for the past while. To say this is one of his best films would be ignoring the fact that through the 70's and 80's he pretty much made nothing but great films, but I can at least say that this is on par with some of his better work.

8.5/10

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