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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 Ana Gracia ... Dra. Psiquiatra
Elena Irureta 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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Trivia

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

Elisa
Performed by Txetxo Bengoetxea
Lyrics by Julio Medem
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One of the greatest movie of the nineties
31 October 1999 | by PhroggySee all my reviews

Yours truly has seen lots and lots of movie, but very few impressed me with sheer intelligence as this one - a gem where you feel every single shot has its real meaning and, more important, the filmmaker think his audience is clever enough to understand what's going on without having it rammed in his/her face. When you only know the title and doesn't know a thing about the plot (as I did when I saw this one at the Gérardmer film festival), you feel stunned, aghast, thrilled, surprised, and then you settle for the ride. Comedy, wit, intelligence (again), romance, mystery, emotion, this one has everything that makes us love movie. Unless you only want special effects and billion-dollars no-brainers, I can't see how this movie can fail to ignite passion. If there actually is justice in this world, Julio Medem will someday be recognised as maybe the most underrated filmmaker of our times - and he hasn't said his last word yet. A masterpiece to be enjoyed again… and again… and again


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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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