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El Cid: The Legend (2003)

El Cid: La leyenda (original title)
Rodrigo's life as a child was a noble and happy one, he entered school at a young age. Often he went on adventures with his best friend Sancho and often visited his beloved one Jimena, the ... See full summary »

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Jose Pozo

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Jose Pozo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nacho Castaño Nacho Castaño ... (voice)
Manel Fuentes Manel Fuentes ... Rodrigo (voice)
Sancho Gracia ... Gormaz (voice)
Carlos Latre Carlos Latre ... Ben Yussuf / Conde Ordóñez (voice)
Loles León ... Urraca (voice)
Molly Malcolm ... Urraca (voice)
Miguel Pernas Miguel Pernas
Natalia Verbeke ... Gimena (voice)
Alex Warner Alex Warner ... Rodrigo (voice)
Joshua Zamrycki Joshua Zamrycki ... Ben Yussuf (voice)
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Storyline

Rodrigo's life as a child was a noble and happy one, he entered school at a young age. Often he went on adventures with his best friend Sancho and often visited his beloved one Jimena, the daughter of the count of Gormaz. His happiness did not last forever, after the death of the King Fernando, Rodrigo is seen wrapped in a world of plots and conspiracies that to will put an end to the life of Sancho and the consequent coronation of the infant Alfonso. All of a sudden, Rodrigo loses all that that he has acquired, his best friend and the love of its beloved one, and is unjustly exiled to Castile without honor! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Every Legend Has His Own Hero.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 December 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

El Cid - A Lenda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,055,659
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Castelao Producciones See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The power of a broken heart
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Played by Luis Fonsi & Christina Valemi
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A good animation film upon historic Spanish hero
14 July 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The historical events in which this story are based result to be the following :

Rodrigo Diaz of Vivar, alias Cid, was a legendary 11th century warrior-hero, he was born in Burgos(1043) and died in Valencia(1099).

Being dead Fernando I succeeded Sancho of Castilla . But Sancho is killed by Bellido Dolfos and Alfonso VI rules over of the kingdom.

In the church of Santa Gadea, Cid ordered to King Alfonso VI swear haven't murdered his brother Sancho.

Cid is banished as punishment. Then, the Almoravides's Spain invasion commanded by Ben Yusuff and defeat of Sagrajas, did the king Alfonso VI forgot the humiliation of Cid and asked him the command of troops against Moors.

The Spanish medieval hero vanquished to Muslims in Cuarte(1094) , Bairen(1097) and Valencia that lost and retrieves.

Cid married Jimena and were born two daughters : Elvira and Sol.

The movie is an enjoyable animation film , fitting partially to historic deeds. The film is quite amusing with emphasis on cartoon spectacle but perhaps don't like little boys because there are a bit violence and strong shots and is more adjusted a parents guide. Direction film by Jose Pozo is nice , Oscar Araujo's music is of first-rate and very spectacular . Production by Julio Fernandez, ruling of Filmax Productions and Fantastic Factory is fine.

Rating :7/10, acceptable. Well worth seeing .


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