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The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)

La niña de tus ojos (original title)
A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...


Fernando Trueba
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Penélope Cruz ... Macarena Granada
Antonio Resines ... Blas Fontiveros
Jorge Sanz ... Julián Torralba
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Rosa Rosales
Santiago Segura ... Castillo
Loles León ... Trini Morenos
Jesús Bonilla ... Marco Bonilla
Neus Asensi ... Lucía Gandía
Miroslav Táborský ... Václav Passer (as Mirosláv Táborský)
Johannes Silberschneider ... Goebbels
Karel Dobrý ... Leo
Götz Otto ... Heinrich von Wermelskirch
Hanna Schygulla ... Magda Goebbels
María Barranco ... Embajadora
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Embajador (as Juan Luís Galiardo)


During the Spanish Civil War, a movie troupe goes from Spain to Berlin for a joint production with UFA. Besides the jealousies and sexual escapades of any movie set, culture and politics add to the tensions: they use Jewish and Gypsy prisoners as extras to give an Andalucian look, the director is sleeping with his ingénue with no intention of leaving his wife, and the ingénue cooperates with this Nazi project in hopes of freeing her father from one of Franco's jails. When Goebbels himself plies her with favors, the director and the rest of the crew encourage her to sleep with him for the good of the production. Does she have any options? Will anyone act unselfishly? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Based on true events during the filming of Carmen (la de Triana) (1938) and Nights in Andalusia (1938), both starring Imperio Argentina. See more »


Referenced in ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz?: Banda sonora (2010) See more »


La bien pagá
Written by Ramón Perelló & Juan Mostazo
Performed by Penélope Cruz
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The 1998 Spanish film sensation
13 February 1999 | by MosenSee all my reviews

With a wonderful cast, including the divine Penélope Cruz, this movie is the best Spanish movie of 1998. As a humorous approach to Spanish actors working in Hitler´s Germany, it provides the spectator with large quantities of laughs, as well as with very touching scenes.

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Release Date:

13 November 1998 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic


Box Office


EUR4,200,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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