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Volver a empezar (1982)

PG | | Drama | 29 March 1982 (Spain)
A Nobel prize winner returns to his natal city looking for his home.

Director:

José Luis Garci

Writers:

José Luis Garci (as J.L. Garci), Ángel Llorente
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Antonio Ferrandis ... Antonio Albajara
Encarna Paso ... Elena
José Bódalo ... Roxiu (as Jose Bodalo)
Agustín González ... Gervasio Losada (as Agustin Gonzalez)
Pablo Hoyos Pablo Hoyos ... Ernesto
Marta Fernández Muro ... Carolina (as Marta Fernandez Muro)
Pablo del Hoyo Pablo del Hoyo ... Sabino
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pedro Ruiz Pedro Ruiz ... Juan Carlos I (voice)
Manuel Vega-Arango Manuel Vega-Arango ... Self
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Storyline

Antonio Albajara is a successful poet and teacher in the Berkeley University that returns to Gijón (Principality of Asturias, north to Spain). He travels there looking for everything that he left behind in his youth when he turned a well-known poet and writer in Mexico and USA, winning the Nobel prize with time. In Gijón he meets again with his past in Roxiu, an old friend (both played in the Sporting of Gijón's soccer team years ago) and Elena, his great-love of past times. Through his memory, his friends and Elena, Antonio starts an unforgettable journey by everyone. Written by Chockys

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youth | friend | love | homeland | journey | See All (5) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Spain's official submission to the 1983's Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Museo Coconut: Moonwalker (2011) See more »

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Canon in D Major
By Johann Pachelbel
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Maybe it won an oscar...
19 August 1999 | by DrFredSee all my reviews

... but the film is really boring, one of the worst Garci's films (the last one 'The Grandfather' was incredibly good). Garci's is always trying to make us feel depressed and sad, and the way he does is too obvious. I never knew why was it awarded.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

29 March 1982 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Begin the Beguine See more »

Filming Locations:

Cudillero, Asturias, Spain See more »

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Budget:

ESP40,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nickel Odeon See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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