The evolution of a family from the last days of the Franquist dictatorship to the early 80s.
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Series cast summary:
 Carlos adulto / ... 344 episodes, 2001-2018
Santiago Crespo ...
Ana Arias ...
 Paquita / ... 262 episodes, 2004-2018
Manolo Cal ...
 Ramón / ... 251 episodes, 2001-2018
Roberto Cairo ...
Silvia Espigado ...
 Inés Alcántara Fernández / ... 193 episodes, 2001-2018
Elena Rivera ...
 Don Pablo Ramírez Sañudo 181 episodes, 2001-2011
 Cervan / ... 181 episodes, 2001-2011
Manuel Dios ...
 Tinín / ... 162 episodes, 2001-2011
Antonio Canal ...
 Padre Froilán / ... 160 episodes, 2002-2018
Pepa Sarsa ...
Rosario Pardo ...
 Nieves / ... 147 episodes, 2001-2018
Pere Ponce ...


The evolution of a family from the last days of the Franquist dictatorship to the early 80s.

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13 September 2001 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Cuéntame cómo pasó  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


Referenced in Aída: Bajo el peso de la ley (2005) See more »


Written by José Luis Armenteros
Performed by Rosario Flores
Arrangements by Fernando Illán, Nacho Lesko and Ricardo Marín
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Cuéntame is a great depiction of how history is lived by ordinary people.
9 November 2007 | by See 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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