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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

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:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Giancarlo Giannini appeared in 'Dune (2000)(TV)', playing a character previously played in Dune (1984) by Jose Ferrer. In this film, he works with Miguel Ferrer. 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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14 August 2010 | by marycadneySee all my reviews

This movie is about more than the murder of Federico Garcia Lorca. It shows the contrast between the artistic authority of anyone like Lorca and the power of the so-called authoritarian governments, such as the one formed by the Fascist party in Spain, 1936-1976. If you are creative in music, dance, theatre or art then you are the natural enemy of the power-hungry, who create nothing, and are compelled to disguise their inadequacies with culture they steal from you and those like you. They covet your authority, and what you make, in order to present themselves to the world as "authoritarian" and "cultured." But they are only impotent thugs. Too many Americans are sympathetic to such motivations and procedures, and find this movie confusing. These are the same uninquisitive folk who never notice that Spain was not involved in World War II -- Hitler occupied every country in northern Africa, Scandinavia and Europe, except for Spain. Why not? The Allies, relentlessly speaking out against the horrors of fascism, never said a mumbling word about Spain. Why not? I especially liked the movie because of Andy Garcia's portrayal of Lorca. His Lorca is intelligent, vigorous, creative, comfortable, confident and responsible.


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