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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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Series cast summary:
Imanol Arias ...  Antonio Alcántara Barbadillo / ... 349 episodes, 2001-2019
Ana Duato ...  Mercedes Fernández López / ... 349 episodes, 2001-2019
Ricardo Gómez ...  Carlos Alcántara Fernández / ... 347 episodes, 2001-2018
Carlos Hipólito ...  Carlos adulto / ... 346 episodes, 2001-2019
Pablo Rivero ...  Toni Alcántara Fernández / ... 348 episodes, 2001-2019
María Galiana ...  Herminia López / ... 347 episodes, 2001-2019
Santiago Crespo Santiago Crespo ...  Josete / ... 284 episodes, 2001-2018
Lluvia Rojo ...  Pili / ... 275 episodes, 2001-2017
Ana Arias Ana Arias ...  Paquita / ... 263 episodes, 2004-2018
Manolo Cal Manolo Cal ...  Ramón / ... 263 episodes, 2001-2019
Roberto Cairo Roberto Cairo ...  Desi / ... 250 episodes, 2001-2015
Silvia Espigado Silvia Espigado ...  Clara 219 episodes, 2001-2019
Juan Echanove ...  Miguel Alcántara Barbadillo / ... 209 episodes, 2001-2017
Alicia Hermida ...  Valentina Rojas / ... 195 episodes, 2001-2013
Irene Visedo ...  Inés Alcántara Fernández / ... 195 episodes, 2001-2019
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 / ... 175 episodes, 2001-2018
Antonio Canal Antonio Canal ...  Padre Froilán / ... 164 episodes, 2002-2018
Enrique San Francisco ...  Tinín / ... 162 episodes, 2001-2011
Pepa Sarsa Pepa Sarsa ...  Josefina 148 episodes, 2002-2018
Rosario Pardo Rosario Pardo ...  Nieves / ... 148 episodes, 2001-2018
Pere Ponce Pere Ponce ...  Eugenio / ... 141 episodes, 2001-2014
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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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Spanish | English | Swedish

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13 September 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuéntame cómo pasó See more »

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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 »

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Referenced in Aída: Mi madre se ha comido a mi compañero de piso (2007) 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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Cuéntame is a great depiction of how history is lived by ordinary people.
9 November 2007 | by eschnitzSee all my reviews

Cuéntame is a great depiction of how history is lived by ordinary people. You don't have to have been there to appreciate it, it informs you with a wealth of everyday detail in the sets, characters and conversations. I had seen odd episodes on previous visits to Spain and now I'm here for the year, I'm watching it religiously! And luckily now we're in the fall of 1975 at the end of Francoism and the beginning of the exciting period of the Transition (to democracy). It's fascinating to see all the aspects of society brought out in the different episodes, from the sexual revolution or pop culture to the Communist underground or the many ways people saw the coming political and social changes. Arguments in the local bar or around the dinner table are fascinating. Other aspects include the transformation of Spanish women (and recovery of the rights they lost under Franco), as we see the mother of the house go to university and confront new ideas. As an older woman who has struggled to reach a comfortable status, she is seen as bourgeoise and worse by the other students. The series is full of such revealing details, and the actors all perform very convincingly.

Sometimes Cuéntame hits a nerve, as in the latest episode shown on Nov 8th 2007 on TVE. The Alcántara brothers go to visit their father's grave and talk about how he was killed and where he was buried- a prime example of the importance of the Law of Historical Memory just passed by the Spanish government after long, grinding debate. Antonio- the marvellous Imanol Arias who gives him all his interesting tics and his honesty- once again manages to express the perfect middle ground, slippery as it may be.

I wish there were more series of this kind, and in other countries. An example to be followed!


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