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Little Ashes (2008)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  8 May 2009 (Spain)
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About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.

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In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dali arrives at the university; 18 years old and determined to become a great artist. His bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university's social elite - Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunel. Salvador is absorbed into their youthfully decadent group and for a time Salvador, Luis and Federico become a formidable trio, the most ultra-modern group in Madrid. However as time passes, Salvador feels and increasingly strong pull towards the charismatic Federico - who is himself oblivious of the attentions he is getting from his beautiful writer friend, Magdalena. In the face of his friends' preoccupations - and Federico's growing renown as a poet - Luis sets off for Paris in search of his own artistic success. Federico and Salvador spend the holiday in the sea-side town of ... Written by Anonymous

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Three rebels willing to take on the world. Two lovers risking it all. One story, untold until now, See more »


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Rated R for sexual content, language and a brief disturbing image | See all certifications »

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Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$73,394 (USA) (8 May 2009)

Gross:

$480,339 (USA) (25 September 2009)
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Robert Pattinson admitted in German magazine "Interview" that he masturbated for real during the sex scene, because he found it impossible to fake an orgasm and the reactions of the body and face during that moment. See more »

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[first lines]
Federico García Lorca: [whispering voiceover] Dry land, quiet land of immense night. Wind in the olive grove. Wind in the sierra.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.22 (2009) See more »

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Etude Op.10 No.12 (Revolutionary) in C minor
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Pianist Felipe Browne
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Haunting and captivating film with wonderful actors
21 July 2009 | by (St.Petersburg, Russia) – See all my reviews

I watched this film a week ago and after the last shot I realized that I wanted to watch it again. That very moment! From the very beginning! I read in someone's article the word "haunting" about this film - I absolutely agree with it. It's an elegantly made film with fascinating actors. The enchanting guitar, violin and piano just intensify the heady mood of it. The actors' way of speaking (described as "terrible accents" in someone's comment) didn't bother me at all, maybe because neither English nor Spanish are my first languages. But I agree with Dromerito2003 that it would've been more believable if all of them spoke Spanish (Robert Pattinson definitely has "language ear" and it wouldn't be difficult for him to speak Spanish only, I think). With subtitles. By the way now I'd like to learn Spanish to read Lorca's poems in it. And to visit Spain shown so lovingly ( I agree that photography is great!)and to see as many works of Dali as possible. And to watch "Little Ashes" again...


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