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Paper Birds (2010)
"Pájaros de papel" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  12 March 2010 (Spain)
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The lives of a comics and artists group in the hard times after of Spanish Civil War.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Imanol Arias ...
Jorge del Pino
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Enrique Corgo
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Miguel (as Roger Princep)
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Rocío Moliner
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Capitán Montero
Diego Martín ...
Quiroga
Oriol Vila ...
Pastor
Luis Varela ...
Arturo
José Ángel Egido ...
Don Ricardo
Javi Coll ...
Pedro Ostense
Concha Hidalgo ...
Amparo
Ana Cuesta ...
Merceditas
Pedro Civera ...
Herrera
Francisco Merino ...
Luciano (as Paco Merino)
Lola Baldrich ...
María
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Storyline

Jorge and Enrique are two performers in the post Spanish Civil War times that adopt an orphan child called Miguel. With a varieties company that travels around the country, Jorge and Enrique see the horrors left by the war meanwhile the "Nationals" watch Jorge and the rest of the company suspecting that some of them collaborate with the Republicans, opposite to the Franco Regime. Written by Chockys

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Soñar forma parte del viaje. Reír...una elección [To dream is part of the travel. To laugh...an election]

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Comedy | Drama

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'Emilio Aragón 'Miliki', who plays old Miguel, is the director's father in the real-life. See more »

Goofs

When the company goes to play to the theater in the small town, part of the act is the Sabre Dance, from Khachaturian's Gayane. However, Gayane was completed in 1942, while the action in the film takes place at most in March 1940, one year after the end of the Spanish Civil War. See more »

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Danza del sable del ballet Gayaneh
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Aram Chatschaturiam)
©Internationale Musikverlag Hans Sikorski GmbH, Hamburgo
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And emotional well-told film.
1 July 2014 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"Pájaros de Papel" is a moving film, well-told story, sometimes thrilling, sometimes tragic and comic, but always sensible, that provokes the viewer a fast connection and manages to thrill with the help of the remarkable performances of his excellent cast of actors (child, Luis Varela, Lluis Homar and Carmen Machi), but mostly Imanol Arias, acting strong, smart, sensitive, and sense .....

Also, makes a flawless recreation, carefully staging and setting, beautiful photography, a correct treatment of the subject by focusing on individual characters and a soundtrack that helps create the atmosphere that surrounds the film, which follows emotion and sensitivity on all sides .... you can see some parallels with "Inglourious Basterds" in regard to time thriller movie. Also "Cinema Paradiso" and even "Oci ciorne".

To know and understand this film is necessary to know the context in which it occurs. Recall that in 1936 (1939) civil war broke out ending with the beginning of the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. This war will plunge the country into a cruel war in the literary and artistic field will lead to strict censorship.

In this situation, postwar writers adopted three positions. Or, be Related to the Franco regime, exile or living outside Spain postwar assuming all its consequences, censorship, hardships, etc.. "Pájaros de Papel" is located in the theater of the postwar Spain which highlights the bourgeois theater (high comedy), the existential drama and comedy theater is theater performed by characters in the film.

It is a beautiful film that deserves to be seen, loving personal tribute manager, meanwhile, is much to the eventful life of the "comedians", and it is full of emotion and feeling film.


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