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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:

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$226,427, 28 September 1997
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Slow death
31 July 1999 | by lib-4See all my reviews

Though the costumes are nice, the movie is just too slow and muddled. I never get the feeling of Lorca's greatness from Garcia's acting. James Olmos is adequate, but not much else helps this to be a gripping story. I wanted to know a lot more about why Lorca was chosen to die. I don't think that the writers or directors put this across well.


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