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Al sur de Granada (2003)

In 1919, demobbed, Gerald Brenan rents a house for a year in Yegen, a village in Alpujarra. He has little but a love of reading and writing. He's soon the center of attention from his maid,... See full summary »

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Fernando Colomo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Goode ... Gerald Brenan
Verónica Sánchez ... Juliana
Guillermo Toledo Guillermo Toledo ... Paco
Consuelo Trujillo ... María
Ángela Molina ... Doña Felicidad
Antonio Resines ... Don Virgilio
Laurence Fox ... Ralph Partridge
Bebe ... Ángeles (as Bebe Rebolledo)
Jessica Kate Meyer ... Dora Carrington
James Fleet ... Lytton Strachey
María Alfonsa Rosso ... Doña Clara
Sebastián Haro Sebastián Haro ... Don Gabriel 'Culonegro'
Mariana Cordero ... Máxima
Juan Margallo Juan Margallo ... Emiliano
Sandra Wahlbeck Sandra Wahlbeck ... Gamel Woolsey
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Storyline

In 1919, demobbed, Gerald Brenan rents a house for a year in Yegen, a village in Alpujarra. He has little but a love of reading and writing. He's soon the center of attention from his maid, María, who has a marriageable daughter, Ángeles; from Paco, a man who decides to guide Gerald in the ways of the village and of love; from the town's priest, his landlady, her friend who loves St. Teresa, and, from Juliana, a teen beauty who's the daughter of a witch. Gerald must sort out his feelings and face down the machinations of the town's women, who map a future he doesn't want. What he wants is romance. How far from his class and country can he venture, and for how long? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Young English writer seeks quiet little village. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English | Latin

Release Date:

10 January 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

South from Granada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€310,501 (Spain), 12 January 2003, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Pena de amor
Lyrics by María José Asensio
Music by Juan Bardem
Performed by Martirio
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Al Sur de Granada: an Englishman in the Alpujarras.
21 September 2015 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

This movie is the cinematographic transposition of a beautiful autobiographic work: British writer (and historian) Gerald Brenan wrote a very sincere piece about his six years in the Alpujarras and everything shown in the picture is true, including people's names or the birth of his Spanish daughter Miranda Helen.

The film, which is very nice, focuses on Brenan's story and doesn't show a great deal of the Alpujarras, which is a pity.

Educated readers however could draw an interesting comparison between the present title and 'Tortilla Flat' or its sequels. Both Steinbeck's and Brenan's works (which are contemporary) describe Anglo/American people living in a Spanish/Mexican environment but besides what these stories have in common, Steinbeck's ones are fictional while Brenan's is real.

And someone could actually dislike how the Englishman behave: I personally think he was too young. Being older and more experienced, maybe he would have made other choices.


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