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Spanish Affair (2014)
"Ocho apellidos vascos" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  14 March 2014 (Spain)
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Rafael, a Seville citizen who has never left the Spanish region of Andalucia, decides to leave his homeland to follow Amaia, a Basque girl unlike other women he has known.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Amaia
Dani Rovira ...
Rafa
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Merche
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Koldo
Alberto López ...
Joaquín
Alfonso Sánchez ...
Curro
Aitor Mazo ...
Padre Inaxio
Abel Mora ...
Pedro
Aitziber Garmendia ...
Iratxe
Miriam Cabeza ...
Edurne
Iñaki Beraetxe ...
Ertzaintza 1
Egoitz Lasa ...
Ertzaintza 2
Lander Otaola ...
Borroka 1
Mikel Roman ...
Borroka 2
Santi Ugalde ...
Conductor Kepa
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Rafael, a Seville citizen who has never left the Spanish region of Andalucia, decides to leave his homeland to follow Amaia, a Basque girl unlike other women he has known.

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Highest grossing Spanish film in Spanish box office history. See more »

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Sevilla tiene un color especial
Written by Miguel Ángel Magüesín (Miguel Ángel Magüesín de los Santos) and César Cadaval
Performed by Los del Río
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Fun Spanish comedy full of entertainment , humor and sheer amusement , being become Box Office Phenom in Spain
3 January 2015 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Emilio Martinez Lazaro's romantic comedy with fine actors , adequate cinematography , sensitive score and professional direction . Romantic as well as entertaining comedy "Spanish Affair" (Ocho Apellidos Vascos) is taking the country by storm, and its success on the Bigscreen owes much to the Smallscreen . Spanish comedy in which some attractive actors give terrific and sympathetic acting along with a funny screenplay filled with funny and bemusing situations . It deals with Rafael, (Dani Rovira) a Seville citizen who has never left the Spanish region of Andalucia, decides to leave his homeland to follow Amaia (Clara Lago) , a Basque girl unlike other women he has known . He become involved into improbable situations when goes to Vascongadas and meets his love but also her peculiar father (Kara Errejalde) and a middle aged lady from Caceres (Carmen Machi) .

This enticing comedy contains emotion , humor , amusement and lots of jokes and laughs . The main premise is the following : our two protagonists get mixed up in all kinds of absurd , hilarious and even romantic incidents when appearing her father they attempting to pose as lovers and preparing their next wedding . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable, with more traps the viewer resists any kind , and moments of enjoyment and others quite a few embarrassing . This enjoyable Spanish comedy has humor , nice players , entertaining situations and lots of fun . Funny comedy with romantic touches here and there and in which humor and entertainment are well guaranteed . The flick relies heavily on the continued relationship among four starring , but it doesn't make boring but entertaining . The picture attempts to spread optimism about the events of life , culture differences and love , including its amusing sides . The roles in this film are all lovable despite being rather pathetic and silly . Witty and agreeable screenplay from Borja Cobeaga and Diego San José , considered to be new kings of Spanish comedy . Dani Rovira steals the show as likable young who goes after his new conquest , he is the heart of the movie , he's great along with his couple , a very beautiful Clara Lago . Special mention to Kara Erejalde as grumpy daddy and sympathetic Carmen Machi , as always . Agreeable support cast gives good acting such as Alberto López as Joaquín , Alfonso Sánchez as Curro and special appearance by Aitor Mazo as embarrassing Padre Inaxio who receives a particular confession from Rafael/Dani Rivera.

Colorful and appropriate cinematography by Gonzalo Berridi . Evocative as well as adequate musical score by Fernando Velazquez . Well produced by Lazona Films, Kowalski Films, Snow Films and Telecinco Cinema, whose owner, Spain's biggest broadcast network Mediaset . Distributed by Universal Pictures Intl., the film has cumed more than $21 million since its March 14 bow , when it debuted to $3.9 million. But the pic has defied gravity at the box office, soaring 56% in its second weekend to $6.1 million, and rising 24% over its March 28-30 frame to $7.4 million , a third-frame feat that even blockbusters "Welcome to the Sticks" and "The Intouchables" couldn't match in their home territory of France, or anywhere in Europe . This Spanish blockbuster "Spanish Affair" or Ocho Apellidos Vascos was well directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro . He was born in 1945 in Madrid , location in which he often shoots his films . He is a Spanish prestigious cinema director . Emilio is a director and writer, a good filmmaker expert on comedies as he has proved in : Los Peores Años De Nuestra Vida (1994) , El Juego Más Divertido (1998) and Amo Tu Cama Rica (1992) , drama : Las 13 Rosas (2007) La Voz De Su Amo (2001) , Musical as : Al Otro Lado De La Cama (2002) , Los Dos Lados De La Cama (2005). Being especially known for this ¨8 Apellidos Vascos¨ considered to be the biggest box office in Spanish cinema and he is nowadays shooting ¨8 Apellidos Vascos 2¨ .


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