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El viaje de Carol (2002)

Carol, a twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, ... See full summary »


Imanol Uribe


Ángel García Roldán (novel), Ángel García Roldán (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Lago ... Carol
Juan José Ballesta ... Tomiche
Álvaro de Luna ... Don Amalio
María Barranco ... Aurora
Carmelo Gómez ... Adrián
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Maruja (as Rosa Mª Sardá)
Alberto Jiménez ... Alfonso
Lucina Gil Lucina Gil ... Dolores
Daniel Retuerta Daniel Retuerta ... Culovaso
Andrés de la Cruz Andrés de la Cruz ... Cagurrio
Luna McGill Luna McGill ... Blanca
Andrés Lima Andrés Lima ... Donato
Carlos Manzanares Carlos Manzanares ... Daniel
Carlos Kaniowsky ... Don Julio (as Carlos Kaniowski)
Ana Villa Ana Villa ... Chana


Carol, a twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is at once new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with Maruja, the village teacher, and a young local boy, Tomiche. Written by Film Movement

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Drama | Family


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Official Sites:

web site [Spain]


Spain | Portugal


Spanish | English

Release Date:

6 September 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Carol's Journey See more »


Box Office


€2,760,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€214,899 (Spain), 8 September 2002, Limited Release
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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The trip to Spain
14 November 2004 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Carol, the young girl at the center of the story, is transplanted to a foreign land, Spain, at the height of the Civil War conflict in the late 30s. For this girl, everything is new, in it's foreignness. The war and her father are her constant worries, while she has to immerse herself in a provincial culture that is years behind what she has in New York.

Imanol Uribe directs this film by the numbers. Carol's family is obviously divided, while Carol's mother is married to someone that is an air force pilot with the leftist faction, the rest of the family's sympathies are with the Franco and the fascists that won the conflict.

The story adds nothing to what has already been told, much better, but it's an easy film to watch. Northern Spain's magnificent landscape is shown. Don't expect a lot of action since most of what happens revolves around Carol and the young boys she befriends.

Clara Lago plays Carol with sincerity and innocence. Maria Barranco is Carol's mother Aurora, the one that went away to America. Rosa Maria Sarda is Maruja, the teacher who befriends Carol. Carmelo Gomez, plays Alfonso, the man that Aurora left behind when she left for America. This actor, who usually has lead roles in most Spanish films, doesn't have anything to do, as he remains an enigma throughout the movie.

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