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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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4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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Addio del Passato
By Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Kiri Te Kanawa
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Obaba a universal Basque very good film
27 September 2005 | by info-6064See all my reviews

I found Obaba as the Montxo's best film. Atxaga's work is also visible. The way the director shows the misery of the rural life and the beauty and attraction of the rural environment is magnificent. I've seen almost all the Armendariz's films and I think Obaba is the (final?) good result of a "not so good" filmography. The camera man's work is very good, in the "filming scenes" specially. The best artist is Pilar Lopez Ayala - the teacher- which makes me believe in "the teacher" much more than the other artists. The worst Juan Diego Botto which, I found, doesn't have many registrations in his work as an actor. I've seen it not only in that film.... a pity...) A very international film... let's see in the Oscar.... A universal Basque film.


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Release Date:

16 September 2005 (Spain) See more »

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