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Pájaros de papel (2010)

The lives of a comics and artists group in the hard times after of Spanish Civil War.

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Emilio Aragón
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Imanol Arias ... Jorge del Pino
Lluís Homar ... Enrique Corgo
Roger Príncep ... Miguel (as Roger Princep)
Carmen Machi ... Rocío Moliner
Fernando Cayo ... Montero
Diego Martín ... Quiroga
Oriol Vila ... Pastor
Luis Varela Luis Varela ... Arturo
José Ángel Egido ... Don Ricardo
Javi Coll Javi Coll ... Pedro
Concha Hidalgo ... Amparo
Ana Cuesta Ana Cuesta ... Merceditas
Pedro Civera Pedro Civera ... Herrera
Francisco Merino ... Luciano (as Paco Merino)
Lola Baldrich Lola Baldrich ... María
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Storyline

Jorge and Enrique are two performers in the post Spanish Civil War times that adopt an orphan child called Miguel. With a varieties company that travels around the country, Jorge and Enrique see the horrors left by the war meanwhile the "Nationals" watch Jorge and the rest of the company suspecting that some of them collaborate with the Republicans, opposite to the Franco Regime. Written by Chockys

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Soñar forma parte del viaje. Reír...una elección [To dream is part of the travel. To laugh...an election]

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Comedy | Drama | History

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Paper Birds See more »

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Budget:

€3,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Emilio Aragón 'Miliki', who plays old Miguel, is the director's father in the real-life. See more »

Goofs

When the company goes to play to the theater in the small town, part of the act is the Sabre Dance, from 'Gayane' by Aram Khachaturyan. However, Gayane was completed in 1942, while the action in the film takes place at most in March 1940, one year after the end of the Spanish Civil War. See more »

Soundtracks

El brasero
Music by Emilio Aragón
Lyrics by Emilio Aragón and Emilio Aragón 'Miliki' (as Emilio Aragón Bermúdez)
Performed by Carmen Machi (uncredited)
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bitter story
13 November 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

an artistic company across Spain. in Civil War time. humor, nostalgic show slices, innocence, fear, hope, desire of survive, a kind of martyrs figures out of rule. a bitter story. not great. but warm. good performance, authentic atmosphere and a circle between tears and smile. sure, it is only drawing of a cruel event. not a photo, not a lesson. but its delicate art to suggest, to seduce, to tell a story, real or not but realistic, the play with nostalgic crumbs and small proves of heroic resistance to pressure of a dictatorship is interesting. a film about theater like fragile gun. as delicate form of protection. like ladder for a special form of escape. a song. a show. few shadows. ingredients of bitter story.


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