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The Red Squirrel (1993)

La ardilla roja (original title)
Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge. He runs to help her, and goes with her to the ... See full summary »

Director:

Julio Medem

Writer:

Julio Medem
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12 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Suárez ... Lisa
Nancho Novo ... Jota
María Barranco ... Carmen
Karra Elejalde ... Antón
Carmelo Gómez ... Félix
Cristina Marcos ... Chica pelo azul
Mónica Molina Mónica Molina ... Chica pelo rojo
Ana Gracia ... Dra. Psiquiatra
Elena Irureta ... Begoña
Susana García Díez Susana García Díez ... Eli (as Susana García)
Ane Sánchez Ane Sánchez ... Cristina
Eneko Irizar Eneko Irizar ... Alberto
Sarai Noceda Sarai Noceda ... Ana
Maite Yerro Maite Yerro ... Nicola
Txema Blasco ... Jefe Neorologia
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Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge. He runs to help her, and goes with her to the hospital. She has forgotten even what her name is, and he invents her life. He makes up a name for her and tells her and the doctors that they live together as a couple for four years. The lie goes on for a while... Written by <oscar.esteban@p4.virtual.encomix.com>

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Stanley Kubrick was such a fan of the film, he purchased Julio Medem's own personal print. See more »

Quotes

Félix: I love her from my very entrails. I need her same as I need my liver, my brain, my eyes. Without her, my bones break, my lungs melt and I cannot breathe. I need Sofia so that I can live.
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Connections

Referenced in Brows Held High: Room in Rome (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Let There Be Love
Music by Lionel Rand
Lyrics by Ian Grant
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Hypnotic sensuality
7 December 2015 | by inioiSee all my reviews

I am Spanish, and to begin with, i would say that Julio Medem is my favorite Spanish director. I know Pedro Almodovar has had much more attention from the media out of Spain, but to be honest, i think Medem depicts more faithfully the Spanish feeling than Almodovar does.

"Vacas", "La ardilla roja", "Tierra", "Los amantes del Círculo Polar" and "Lucía y el sexo" are his best movies from my humble point of view.

The movie is absolutely dream-like from beginning to end. The plot is rather creative, and could have been based on a true story except its surreal features which are also mixed with comedy situations. One of the most original love stories I've seen so far.

Music is totally absorbing and helps to get into Medem's Visual imagery.

8/10


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | German

Release Date:

16 February 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Squirrel See more »

Filming Locations:

El Pardo, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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