A 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm until the farmer's four daughters pay a visit and he falls for all of them.

Director:

Fernando Trueba

Writers:

Rafael Azcona (screenplay), Rafael Azcona (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penélope Cruz ... Luz
Miriam Díaz-Aroca ... Clara
Gabino Diego ... Juanito
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Manolo
Michel Galabru ... Danglard
Ariadna Gil ... Violeta
Agustín González ... Don Luis
Chus Lampreave ... Doña Asun
Mary Carmen Ramírez ... Amalia
Jorge Sanz ... Fernando
Maribel Verdú ... Rocío
Juan José Otegui ... El cabo
Jesús Bonilla ... El número
María Galiana ... La Polonia
Joan Potau ... Paco (as Juan Potau)
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Storyline

In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (Rocio, Violeta, Clara and Luz). Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Juanito comes to serenade Rocìo, he sings "Las Mañanitas" which in México is used to celebrate a birthday instead of the classic "Happy Birthday To You". See more »

Goofs

Amalia sings "En un pais de fábula" from Pablo Sorozábal's zarzuela "La tabernera del puerto". The situation of the movie is in early 1930s, whereas this zarzuela was first staged in 1936. See more »

Quotes

Juanito:
  • You know what? We don't have to get married. In the Republic there will be free love.

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Connections

Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) See more »

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Paloma
(from El barberillo de Lavapiés)
Written by Barbieri
Performed by Mary Carmen Ramírez
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Que belle pelicula
19 May 2002 | by pdavis68See all my reviews

Wow, what a terrific movie. I didn't expect much. I'm watching the end at 4:40am in the morning, and wondering why I haven't seen this movie before. It has something that you'll only find in a Spanish film. A type of humor that is missing in American movies, or maybe, just doesn't work in English. I don't know. All I know is that the movie is tremendously humorous. The actors are all fantastic. Penelope Cruz is, well, Penelope Cruz, but otherwise the movie is wonderful. DO NOT MISS IT.


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Country:

Spain | Portugal | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

25 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belle Epoque See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,418,216

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,418,216
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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