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Obaba (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 16 September 2005 (Spain)
A rural drama set in Obaba, a mythical region in northern Spain, where a young filmmaker struggled to capture the feel of the area, which in turn leads to a wealth of self-discovery.

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Montxo Armendáriz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pilar López de Ayala ... Maestra
Juan Diego Botto ... Miguel
Bárbara Lennie ... Lourdes
Eduard Fernández ... Lucas
Peter Lohmeyer ... Ingeniero Werfell
Héctor Colomé ... Ismael
Pepa López Pepa López ... Merche
Txema Blasco Txema Blasco ... Tomás
Iñake Irastorza Iñake Irastorza ... Begoña
Ryan Cameron Ryan Cameron ... Esteban niño
Christian Tardío Christian Tardío ... Manuel
Alejandro Jiménez Alejandro Jiménez ... Ismael niño
Julia Torrens Julia Torrens ... Begoña niña
Vanesa Moñino Vanesa Moñino ... Merche Niña
Pablo Manjón Pablo Manjón ... Tomás niño
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A rural drama set in Obaba, a mythical region in northern Spain, where a young filmmaker struggled to capture the feel of the area, which in turn leads to a wealth of self-discovery.

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Germany | Spain | France | Belgium

Language:

Spanish | German

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Обаба See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,434,701
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Muddling.
8 November 2006 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Although this starts out promisingly, a woman in a car is weaving around dark roads in the middle of the night in the middle of the forest until she almost hits a man holding a lizard! This gave me the impression that we were going to see something special, something almost David Lynchian (if there is such a term), but unfortunately, the film starts to go everyplace, not having a core center, just sort of meandering story about a woman trying to solve a mystery of a small town. The character study goes all over the place, and I couldn't really care for any of the characters it seems, especially when some of the story all of a sudden goes into flashback mode. I had some hopes for this movie, but all in all, it was a bit of a letdown.


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