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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.

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José Luis Garci

Writers:

José Luis Garci (as J.L. Garci), Horacio Valcárcel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
María Adánez María Adánez ... Catalana
Francisco Algora 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 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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Official Sites:

Nickel Odeon Productions

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 October 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Kohtaamisia Madridissa See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€215,000 (Spain), 1 October 2004, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Mira que eres linda
By Julio Valdés Brito Ibáñez
© 1947 Peer International Corp.
Authorized by Peermusic Española, S.A.
Arranged by Pablo Cervantes
Performed by Luis Galván
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A portrayal of the Spanish Post-War
28 September 2004 | by spanishdevil1981See all my reviews

'Tiovivo c. 1950', José Luis Garci's new film, is a complex story. It has more than 60 actors and all of them perform important roles. They embody those people who had to face the difficult times Spain was living in the middle of the Twentieth Century, after the Spanish Civil War.

In my opinion, the best interpretations belong to Ana Fernández, Elsa Pataky and Andrea Tenuda. My favorite one is Miss Fernández's, since she develops an excellent role in four and a half minutes only.

The technical aspects of this film are good, but its score is almost inexistent. Although 'Tiovivo c. 1950' has a runtime of two and a half hours, it is not a boring production.

In short, Garci's new film is better than other of his former projects, but it is not a masterpiece.

7/10


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