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Opera Prima (1980)

Ópera prima (original title)
Boy meets girl. Matias meets Violeta, his cousin ("prima") one morning in Madrid at the Plaza de Opera. He is twenty-five. She is 18. He's a divorced journalist trying to write a thriller. ... See full summary »

Director:

Fernando Trueba
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Cast

Credited cast:
Óscar Ladoire ... Matías Marinero
Paula Molina ... Violeta Ibírico
Antonio Resines ... León
Luis González Regueral Luis González Regueral ... Nicky
Kiti Mánver ... Ana
Alejandro Serna Alejandro Serna ... Nicolás
Marisa Paredes ... Zoila Gómez
David Thomson David Thomson ... Warren Belch
Tony Valento Tony Valento ... Hombre Supermercado
El Gran Wyoming El Gran Wyoming ... Macarra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Miguel Infante Luis Miguel Infante ... Amigo de Violeta
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Storyline

Boy meets girl. Matias meets Violeta, his cousin ("prima") one morning in Madrid at the Plaza de Opera. He is twenty-five. She is 18. He's a divorced journalist trying to write a thriller. She studies violin. She's a vegetarian. He loves meat. Many things separate them, but he moves into her apartment. Written by Anonymous

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Una pelicula de amor donde nunca se dice "te quiero"

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 April 1980 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Opera Prima See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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First film of Óscar Ladoire, Antonio Resines and El Gran Wyoming. See more »

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The beginning of Spanish new cinema
7 September 2000 | by jad-9See all my reviews

At the beginning of the 80´s Spanish cinema changed: a small group of artists (also in Music and other arts subjects) created works in a new, cool and refreshing way. The Spanish new democracy (five years old) was surprised by this young comedy where past is forgotten, where old fashioned pseudo-hippy culture is joked and described in an very particular funny way. This movie shows that Spanish young people obsessions are still the same: sex, friendship, sex, success and sex. Perhaps, for non-Spanish speakers is a quite difficult language to direct-translating and understanding. But I advise you to try it.


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