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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.

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Marcos Zurinaga

Writers:

Ian Gibson (books), Marcos Zurinaga (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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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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Rated R for bloody violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Andy Garcia replaced Antonio Banderas. 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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A complete waste of time
10 April 1999 | by tejeSee all my reviews

I was living in Granada when they were shooting the film on location and I was really looking forward to seeing it. It wasn't worth waiting for. The direction was dull, the actors uninspired and the plot just plain silly. Perhaps it would just have been a boring film if it was a fictional story but the makers of the film claimed that it was based on the books about Lorca written by Ian Gibson. And since it was full of historical errors it was not only a boring but also an irritating film. The only good thing about it is the view of the Alhambra. An interesting note is that the fascist bull fighter is the real life bull fighter who appears in the Madonna videos.


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Country:

Spain | France | Puerto Rico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La desaparición de García Lorca See more »

Filming Locations:

Granada, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,025, 14 September 1997

Gross USA:

$226,427
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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