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Death in Granada (1996)

The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (original title)
A journalist starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca, who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.

Director:

Marcos Zurinaga

Writers:

Ian Gibson (books), Marcos Zurinaga (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Federico Garcia Lorca
Esai Morales ... Ricardo
Naim Thomas ... Young Ricardo
Gonzalo Penche Gonzalo Penche ... Jorge Aguirre
Teresa José Berganza Teresa José Berganza ... Mercedes (as Teresa Jose Berganza)
Eusebio Lázaro Eusebio Lázaro ... Vicente Fernandez (as Eusebio Lazaro)
Tony Plana ... Lorca's Friend Marcos
Barbara Pilavin ... Old Woman in 'Yerma'
Denise Blasor ... Yerma
Moctesuma Esparza ... Angry Man
Gonzalo Menendez ... Young Man
Miguel Ferrer ... Centeno
Edward James Olmos ... Roberto Lozano
James Patrick Stuart ... Stagehand
Javier Grajeda ... Juan in 'Yerma'
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Storyline

A journalist (Esai Morales) starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca (Andy Garcia), who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Spain | France | Puerto Rico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death in Granada See more »

Filming Locations:

Granada, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,025, 14 September 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$226,427, 28 September 1997
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1960, when Charlton Heston arrived in Spain to film " El Cid" , he met up with Orson Welles in Grenada to discuss a movie based on Lorca's life. They arranged meetings with local politicians and the authorities, but nothing ever came of the project. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lorca: When the pier forms collapsed under crumpling sound of daisies, I realized that they had murdered me. They combed the cafes, the graveyards, the churches; they pried open coffins and ransacked chests and cabinets. They smashed 3 skulls to rip out their gold teeth, but they couldn't find me. They couldn't find me. No, they couldn't find me.
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Curious mixed bag
31 May 2010 | by nostinkinSee all my reviews

Like the very mixed reviews one finds here, this movie struck me as a curious mix of bad, clunky acting and directing and poignant, even haunting , moments. It's as if the movie had a talented script writer and poor director...but probably vice versa. The basic story line - a young fan returns decades later to try to discover the truth of Lorca's death - is artificial and implausible,while the depiction of the violence and ambiguities of Spanish Civil War is most effective.I watched it with interest, while at times I couldn't imagine how such a bad scene could have made on film in an apparently serious movie. Overall worth watching but be forewarned....


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