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Gaudi Afternoon (2001)

Alone in a foreign city, Cassandra must solve a family's darkest, deepest secrets before she can confront her own past.

Director:

Susan Seidelman

Writers:

James Myhre, Barbara Wilson (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Davis ... Cassandra
Marcia Gay Harden ... Frankie
Lili Taylor ... Ben
Juliette Lewis ... April
Courtney Jines ... Delilah
María Barranco ... Carmen (as Maria Barranco)
Christopher Bowen ... Hamilton
Pep Molina Pep Molina ... Paco
Víctor Álvaro Víctor Álvaro ... Juan (as Victor Alvaro)
Steve Itkin Steve Itkin ... Harry (voice)
Sergi Ruiz Sergi Ruiz ... Carmen's Older Son
Glòria Casas Glòria Casas ... Carmen's Daughter (as Gloria Casas)
Aitor Extravizz Aitor Extravizz ... Carmen's Son
Glòria Roig Glòria Roig ... Carmen's Mother (as Gloria Roig)
Alexandra Tugues Alexandra Tugues ... La Grande (as Alejandra Tugues)
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Storyline

Cassandra, a solitary writer in Barcelona (a US ex-pat) gets a call for help from a stranger - a stylish woman named Frankie - who wants Cassandra to find her husband, so he can sign some important papers. Nothing Frankie says is true: the husband turns out to be a woman, the issue isn't legal papers but a child's custody, and even Frankie's most obvious identity, in red cape and red pumps, is a false front. But Cassandra keeps at it, at first to earn her promised fee, and then to help Frankie, then Frankie's ex, then the child. Along the way, this solitary and somewhat disconnected and bewildered writer frees herself to finish a novel and re-establish a broken relationship. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

As Tardes de Gaudi See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Features the spectacular architecture of Antoni Gaudi. See more »

Quotes

Hamilton: [about his date] You know I never would have guessed it.
Cassandra Reilly: Guessed what?
Hamilton: That she was a transexual
[Cassandra chokes on her drink]
Hamilton: Not that I'm judgemental mind you, people are all different - I'm bisexual for instance.
[She chokes again]
Hamilton: Oh I'm sorry, being Irish you must not be used to talking about bisexuals, let alone transvestities.
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Connections

References Damn Yankees (1958) See more »

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Little Rainbow
Written by Steve Goodman and Douglas Raymond Perkins
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DESPARATELY SEEKING "GAUDI"
26 April 2003 | by jjw8See all my reviews

Somebody will have to explain to me why this movie hasn't gotten more recognition. It is an absolutely delightful, wacky comedy, easily the best thing Susan Seidelman has done since "Desparately Seeking Susan". Judy Davis is great as usual as the people-avoiding translator who gets involved in a very unique domestic squabble and Marcia Gay Harden, Lili Taylor and Juliette Lewis are wonderful as the dramatis personae in said squabble (which turns out to be much weirder than it first seems). Harden's curvy, campy Frankie is especially memorable. It's a great film that makes strong points about the unpredictable nature of love without preaching and setting it in the Gaudi-designed wonderland of Barcelona makes it even more special. If anybody in America had seen this movie, it would have gotten raves from a lot of film critics. Certainly it's funnier and warmer than 99% of the well-known romantic comedies that have played in the States lately.


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