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El Sur (1983)

El sur (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 5 January 1984 (Netherlands)
A woman reflects on her childhood relationship with her father, attempting to understand the depths of his despair and the truth of his myths.

Director:

Víctor Erice

Writers:

Víctor Erice (screenplay), Adelaida García Morales (short story)
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7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Omero Antonutti ... Agustín Arenas
Sonsoles Aranguren ... Estrella - 8 años
Icíar Bollaín ... Estrella - 15 años
Lola Cardona ... Julia
Rafaela Aparicio ... Milagros
Aurore Clément ... Irene Ríos / Laura
Maria Caro Maria Caro ... Casilda
Francisco Merino ... Enamorado
José Vivó José Vivó ... Camarero
Germaine Montero Germaine Montero ... Doña Rosario
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José García García Morilla José García García Morilla ... Chófer
María Massip María Massip ... Estrella adulta (voice)
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Storyline

The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north of Spain. She is fascinated by the secrets of the south which seem to be hidden in the personality of her father. Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

Sur est un seul et grand Tango

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Voted sixth best Spanish film by professionals and critics in 1996 Spanish cinema centenary. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Footprints of a Spirit (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

La puerta del Sagrario
Composed by Enric Granados
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User Reviews

 
Why a Spaniard liked this outstanding film.
16 October 2002 | by jsorribeSee all my reviews

After "The Spirit of the Beehive" Erice retakes post-civil war Spain through the eyes of a child (and later a teenager in this case). Not only the director recreates admirably the atmosphere of those gloomy years in my country, but also succeeds in showing the relationship between a bitter, low-spirited father and his vital daughter. Wonderful cinematography and sets also contribute to create a masterwork in which every camera move, every dialogue line and every fade constitute a brilliant piece of its own. An absolute must for all cinema lovers.


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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 January 1984 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El Sur See more »

Filming Locations:

Estella, Navarra, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,959
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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