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Oscar: The Color of Destiny (2008)

Óscar. Una pasión surrealista (original title)
"Óscar. The Color of Destiny" is a revealing portrayal of a forgotten icon of French Surrealism: Spanish painter Óscar Domínguez, contemporary of Picasso. The film rediscovers the life of a... See full summary »

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Lucas Fernández
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Credited cast:
Joaquim de Almeida ... Oscar Domínguez
Victoria Abril ... Ana
Emma Suárez ... Eva
Jorge Perugorría ... Román
Jack Taylor
Paola Bontempi ... Roma
Toni Cantó Toni Cantó ... Estrada
Caco Senante Caco Senante ... Montero
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicente Ayala ... Eduardo Westerdahl
Vanesa Cabeza Vanesa Cabeza ... Antonia
Antonio Cifo Antonio Cifo ... André Breton
Aranzazu Coello Aranzazu Coello ... Mujer
José Conde ... Clément
Lourenço de Almeida ... Oscar - 12 years old
José Luis de Madariaga José Luis de Madariaga ... Manuel Piedrahíta
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"Óscar. The Color of Destiny" is a revealing portrayal of a forgotten icon of French Surrealism: Spanish painter Óscar Domínguez, contemporary of Picasso. The film rediscovers the life of a talented artist who was ignored after he committed suicide, fifty years ago, victim of a serious illness which had disfigured his body: the Elephant Man's disease. The film is stirring and touching and compels admiration for the bohemian painter whose fate was self-destruction, after a wild crazy life. Lucas Fernández turns the life of a debauchee, who regarded himself a monster because of his disfiguring disease, into a universal story where art is the product of love and loneliness, of sex and violence before, during and after the Nazi invasion of Paris. Written by Daniel

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The touching portrayal of a cursed painter.

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A balanced mixture of thriller and biopic of one of the key members of surrealism
19 April 2020 | by manuelgarciademesaSee all my reviews

"I´m not French, I'm Surrealist and I came from a Surrealist island", says the born in the Isle of Tenerife, painter Oscar Dominguez (played by the great Portuguese actor) as a sort of cover letter, at some point of this stimulating film. Dominguez was a remarkable artist who lives and was an important member of twenty century 20's Parisian surrealist apogee. He socialized with André Breton or Pablo Picasso, among others underground genius.

The first film of Lucas Domínguez makes is remarkable in terms of locations (The film was shot in Tenerife, Madrid, Prague and Paris), cinematography, and soundtrack, that is optimally integrated into the plot, underlaying on a delicate way the solitude or the weight of past, such an important issues for the two stories of the film. The soundtrack was created by one of the most important Spanish composers of the last years, another great artist from Tenerife, but international as well: Diego Navarro.

A quite cosmopolitan and interesting bunch of Spanish, Cuban or British actors and actress, join to Joaquin de Almeida in order to offer compelling performances.

Definitely, Oscar: Una Pasión Surrealista is a very solvent product, very didactic, of which transcends the efforts invested by their creators and filmmakers.


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22 February 2008 (Spain) See more »

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EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,311
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