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Finding Altamira (2016)

Altamira (original title)
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Life and events of the man who realized one of the most important discoveries of the 19th century: Altamira's caves.

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Émile Cartailhac
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Monseñor
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Harlé (as Javivi Gil Valle)
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María adulta
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Vilanova
Allegra Allen ...
María Sautuola
Lluís Soler ...
Mero
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Pasi
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Conchita
Chantal Garsan ...
Soprano
Concha Hidalgo ...
Marquesa
Katie Paterson ...
Carolina
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De los Ríos
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Elena
José Luis Esteban ...
Padre Tomás
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Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola y de la Pedrueca, in 1868, accidentally discovered Paleolithic paintings with the help of a hunter named Modesto Cubillas inside Altamira's caves, located in Cantabria, north to Spain. Trying to expose their discovery to the academic world for that they study the paintings, Sautuola crashed against the skepticism and discredit of all experts, who claimed that the caves were false and the paintings made for the own Sautuola, in a effort to get rich. Looking for the truth, Sautuola was the rest of his life fighting to prove that those paintings were real, trying to restore his innocence from the accusations of falsehood launched against him. Written by Chockys

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Some secrets are too powerful to hide.

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1 April 2016 (Spain)  »

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€8,500,000 (estimated)
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Mark Knopfler, singer and leader of Dire Straits, is the composer for the music of this film, in his first movie after A Shot at Glory (2000), 15 years ago. The same time that Hugh Hudson was absence from any film. See more »

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Marcelino suffers more attacks of science people that of the Church. In this film have reversed. See more »

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The story of an extraordinary discovery.
1 October 2016 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The director Hugh Hudson and Antonio Banderas have been interested in such a relevant and important event as was the discovery of these unique caves in the world. But Marcelino Sanz de Santuola was not fortunate to enjoy such a glorious moment, The film is very interesting; raises the dilemmas faced Marcelino this discovery, a passionate man who was beaten only make history, for trying to seek the truth of human nature. His little daughter was the only one who believed him.

It is a remarkable film to not have a big budget and not having too good a deal on actors and actresses, but they all contribute their bit for the film makes you feel interest in what you are seeing.

It is a movie without great adventures and what at times is a little slow, but that does not detract from the essential, tell the story that some Spaniards discovered the biggest find what had been done in cave paintings. Some paintings that initially thought they had 10,000 years ago and then showed they had 35,000 years Antonio Banderas makes a very serious work and portrays his character very well. It is a movie recorded in English, photography is wonderful and the scenery featured in the film is beautiful. Is a film of just over 90 minutes, entertaining and very interesting above all, a valuable and important story that we should be proud, in which all leaves beautiful Cantabria


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