The evolution of a family from the last days of the Franquist dictatorship to the early 80s.
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Imanol Arias ...  Antonio Alcántara Barbadillo / ... 370 episodes, 2001-2020
Ana Duato ...  Mercedes Fernández López / ... 370 episodes, 2001-2020
María Galiana ...  Herminia López / ... 369 episodes, 2001-2020
Pablo Rivero ...  Toni Alcántara Fernández / ... 369 episodes, 2001-2020
Carlos Hipólito ...  Carlos adulto / ... 366 episodes, 2001-2020
Ricardo Gómez ...  Carlos Alcántara Fernández / ... 347 episodes, 2001-2018
Santiago Crespo Santiago Crespo ...  Josete / ... 291 episodes, 2001-2020
Manolo Cal Manolo Cal ...  Ramón / ... 280 episodes, 2001-2020
Ana Arias Ana Arias ...  Paquita / ... 272 episodes, 2004-2020
Lluvia Rojo ...  Pili / ... 275 episodes, 2001-2017
Roberto Cairo ...  Desi / ... 250 episodes, 2001-2015
Silvia Espigado Silvia Espigado ...  Clara 236 episodes, 2001-2020
Irene Visedo ...  Inés Alcántara Fernández / ... 216 episodes, 2001-2020
Juan Echanove ...  Miguel Alcántara Barbadillo / ... 209 episodes, 2001-2017
Alicia Hermida ...  Valentina Rojas / ... 195 episodes, 2001-2013
Elena Rivera ...  Karina / ... 183 episodes, 2005-2018
José Sancho ...  Don Pablo Ramírez Sañudo 181 episodes, 2001-2011
Tony Leblanc ...  Cervan / ... 181 episodes, 2001-2011
Manuel Dios Manuel Dios ...  Luis / ... 178 episodes, 2001-2020
Antonio Canal Antonio Canal ...  Padre Froilán / ... 165 episodes, 2002-2019
Enrique San Francisco ...  Tinín / ... 162 episodes, 2001-2011
Pepa Sarsa Pepa Sarsa ...  Josefina 152 episodes, 2002-2020
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The evolution of a family from the last days of the Franquist dictatorship to the early 80s.

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The show was set to last until the death of dictator Franco, but the huge success made the producers keep doing more seasons. In a recent interview (2010), Imanol Arias told they would continue until the 1981 coup d'état. See more »

Connections

Referenced in El hormiguero: Imanol Arias (2017) See more »

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Cuéntame
Written by José Luis Armenteros
Performed by Rosario Flores
Arrangements by Fernando Illán, Nacho Lesko and Ricardo Marín
(2009)
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A TV drama about life through the views of a middle class family

The great value of "Cuéntame cómo pasó" is not the story itself, but how is it told to viewers. With simplicity, honesty, at times comical, at times tragic, without exaggerating characters or situations, this is the most enjoyable and the best TV series I have ever seen.

It is a true family show, with the added value of stating deep social, moral and ethical questions, which avoids completely "cheap philosophical clichés" presenting realistic circumstances where the different choices often lead to opposite consequences. Furthermore, as in real-life, the characters make the choices influenced by individual emotional feelings frequently contrary to reason and good sense. We see all this happen and understand each character's realistic situation, never knowing what to expect.

There are no good or bad individuals; they are people just like any one of us. Their interactions are not predictable and they don't always act the way they should, making mistakes leading the plot to unexpected outcomes.

Although it is set in a specific time and place, and yes, historical events are carefully embroidered within the plot, the main story is about the human being, jealousy, greed, lust, pride, drive for performance and improvement; and the interactions of every-day individuals within and without the family circle, their double standards in the judgments of others compared to their own; it exposes the weaknesses and strengths of our culture, transcending beyond Spain to all Western cultures and beyond Spanish to non-Spanish speaking audiences.


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13 September 2001 (Spain) See more »

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