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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...

Director:

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)
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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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Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Los piconeros
Written by Juan Mostazo and Ramón Perelló
Orchestrated by Antoine Duhamel
Performed by Arabia Martín
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As a non Spanish speaker I really enjoyed this...
31 March 2005 | by richarddonlanSee all my reviews

I have just got this film on DVD I saw it a couple of years ago during a Penelope Cruz season in Manchester, I enjoyed it then & I enjoyed it just as much now.

As a non-Spanish speaker I still got the comic elements & the historical references to a point & now I have it on DVD I can go back & check any bits I have missed.

I just like the characters in this film, the fish out of water element of the Spanish in Nazi Germany is very funny the off the cuff one liners are priceless.

Cruz & Resinas may be the focus of the film & they are lead the way but everyone gets a moment to shine in this film, segura is my favourite he always steals some or all the limelight in any film he appears.

I would heartily recommend this film it may not be up to Belle Epoque but its not far behind.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | German | Russian

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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Budget:

EUR4,200,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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