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Tiovivo c. 1950 (2004)

Madrid, the capital of Spain in the 50s, it is still in a latent postwar period. A carousel of several survivors try to make a living in a gloomy country.

Director:

José Luis Garci

Writers:

José Luis Garci (as J.L. Garci), Horacio Valcárcel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Adánez María Adánez ... Catalana
Francisco Algora ... Povedano
Manuel Andrés Manuel Andrés ... Fulgencio
Ángel de Andrés López ... Acisclo
María Asquerino ... Doña Justa
Aurora Bautista ... Doña Anunciada
Frank Braña ... Don Luis
Juan Calot ... Comprador de Libros
José Caride José Caride ... Carmen
Roberto Catarineu ... Jacobo
Antonio Dechent ... José Pedro Cervantes
Fernando Delgado ... Don Porfirio
Ana Fernández ... Teresita
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Tertuliano (as Fernando Fernán-Gómez)
María Elena Flores ... Angustias
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Madrid, the capital of Spain in the 50s, it is still in a latent postwar period. A carousel of several survivors try to make a living in a gloomy country.

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Comedy | Drama

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References Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) See more »

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La Giralda
Arranged by Pablo Cervantes
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Not a movie, but a portrait of a time
13 November 2006 | by dcldanSee all my reviews

This movie has any coherent plot. It is more the portrait of the lives of different people in the hard years of post-war in Spain (the 40's), and how people manage to survive in a country desolated by the war. Like other films: la colmena or roma (fellini) it shows us lots of characters and some moments of their lives. Despite this style, Tiovivo is not as good as the movies it is like: more boring, less charismatic, the emptiness of a story makes it too hard to see. In addition, the 2h 30min it has does not help to make it easier. Not like la colmena (90 min) or Roma (100 min), the enormous longness of the movie makes it so hard and so awful that, despite the fact it is very well filmed, it has most of better Spanish actors and the scenes are interesting, the result is a boring never-ending film that could have been better if being shorter.


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Official Sites:

Nickel Odeon Productions

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Catalan

Release Date:

1 October 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Kohtaamisia Madridissa See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,254,538
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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