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A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

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Ramón Barea ...
Don Martín
Inma Cuesta ...
Carmen de Triana
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Doña Concha
Ignacio Mateos ...
Fotógrafo plaza
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Carmen Belloch ...
Enfemera mayor
Teresa Soria Ruano ...
Enfermera joven
Sofía Oria ...
Carmencita
Lito ...
Gallo Pepe (as Lito y Tomás)
Tomás ...
Gallo Pepe (as Lito y Tomás)
Pere Ponce ...
Genaro
Carmen Segarra ...
Milagros
Pep Ferrer ...
Pintor
Manel Castillejos ...
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A band of bullfighting dwarfs save the life of a young woman with amnesia. They end up taking her under their wing when they find out that she has seemingly natural skills as a bullfighter, upon which they can capitalize not only for their act but for her own personal gain. As she does not know her name or background, the dwarfs coin her Blancanieves, after the famed fairy tale. What they are all unaware of is that she is really Carmen, the daughter of the once great matador, Antonio Villalta. On the day Carmen was born, her father suffered a career ending accident, and her mother died in childbirth. Her father quickly remarried his nurse, the evil Encarna. Although raised by her grandmother during her early years, Carmen, following the death of her grandmother, went to live with Encarna while an adolescent, Encarna who treated her as a slave. Carmen eventually found her disabled father, who was hidden away and treated poorly by Encarna. In the meantime, Encarna was cavorting with the... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for some violent content and sexuality | See all certifications »

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28 September 2012 (Spain)  »

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$25,264 (USA) (29 March 2013)

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$218,845 (USA) (3 May 2013)
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Blancanieve (Snow White) is in every sense one of the best films of 2012. Coming directly in the footsteps of Oscar winner The Artist, this is another film that proves that Silent Film is not a derogatory term but rather leaves us to bring more not less of ourselves to what is a stunning film.

Where Blacanieve triumphs is in its storytelling, its acting, and yes, its melodrama, which here works and makes us feel like we are really watching a Spanish film from the birth of Spanish cinema - the casting of the extras, and the attention to detail just adds to this sensation

  • and it really is a good watch from beginning to end.




I used to watch films all the time, now I find most are so generic, uninspiring, and just plain dull, that I have almost lost the desire - but then you see a film like this and it restores your faith - a simply excellent film about love, passion, jealousy, and sadness.


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