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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
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Pedro Ostense (as Javi Coll)
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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Trivia

The events of the movie are based on real stories that Emilio Aragón heard in the middle 90's during the production of Médico de familia (1995) TV series. Veteran actors who did guest appearances in the family show told experiences lived in the Francoist Regime (1939-1975) in the set about the life in these years. Aragón compiled all it later, mixing to create the plot of the movie. 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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bitter story
13 November 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

an artistic company across Spain. in Civil War time. humor, nostalgic show slices, innocence, fear, hope, desire of survive, a kind of martyrs figures out of rule. a bitter story. not great. but warm. good performance, authentic atmosphere and a circle between tears and smile. sure, it is only drawing of a cruel event. not a photo, not a lesson. but its delicate art to suggest, to seduce, to tell a story, real or not but realistic, the play with nostalgic crumbs and small proves of heroic resistance to pressure of a dictatorship is interesting. a film about theater like fragile gun. as delicate form of protection. like ladder for a special form of escape. a song. a show. few shadows. ingredients of bitter story.


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