A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director:

Pablo Berger

Writers:

Pablo Berger, Jacob Grimm (story) (as Los Hermanos Grimm) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Antonio Villalta
Ramón Barea ... Don Martín
Inma Cuesta ... Carmen de Triana
Ángela Molina ... Doña Concha
Ignacio Mateos ... Fotógrafo plaza
Maribel Verdú ... Encarna
Carmen Belloch Carmen Belloch ... Enfemera mayor
Teresa Soria Ruano Teresa Soria Ruano ... Enfermera joven
Sofía Oria ... Carmencita
Lito Lito ... Gallo Pepe (as Lito y Tomás)
Tomás Tomás ... Gallo Pepe (as Lito y Tomás)
Pere Ponce ... Genaro
Carmen Segarra Carmen Segarra ... Milagros
Pep Ferrer ... Pintor
Manel Castillejos Manel Castillejos ... Fotógrafo entierro
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Storyline

A band of bullfighting dwarfs save the life of a young woman with amnesia. They end up taking her under their wing when they find out that she has seemingly natural skills as a bullfighter, upon which they can capitalize not only for their act but for her own personal gain. As she does not know her name or background, the dwarfs coin her Blancanieves, after the famed fairy tale. What they are all unaware of is that she is really Carmen, the daughter of the once great matador, Antonio Villalta. On the day Carmen was born, her father suffered a career ending accident, and her mother died in childbirth. Her father quickly remarried his nurse, the evil Encarna. Although raised by her grandmother during her early years, Carmen, following the death of her grandmother, went to live with Encarna while an adolescent, Encarna who treated her as a slave. Carmen eventually found her disabled father, who was hidden away and treated poorly by Encarna. In the meantime, Encarna was cavorting with the... Written by Huggo

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Once upon a time, there was an enchanting tale of venomous charm. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent content and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Shot on color film stock and desaturated to black & white in post-production. See more »

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Quotes

Antonio Villalta: [to Carmen de Triana] For you, and for our unborn child!
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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: La carrera del siglo (2013) See more »

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La entrada
Written by Quintín Esquembre
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548th Review: A Fairytale About Film
17 September 2013 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Blancanieve (Snow White) is in every sense one of the best films of 2012. Coming directly in the footsteps of Oscar winner The Artist, this is another film that proves that Silent Film is not a derogatory term but rather leaves us to bring more not less of ourselves to what is a stunning film.

Where Blacanieve triumphs is in its storytelling, its acting, and yes, its melodrama, which here works and makes us feel like we are really watching a Spanish film from the birth of Spanish cinema - the casting of the extras, and the attention to detail just adds to this sensation - and it really is a good watch from beginning to end.

I used to watch films all the time, now I find most are so generic, uninspiring, and just plain dull, that I have almost lost the desire - but then you see a film like this and it restores your faith - a simply excellent film about love, passion, jealousy, and sadness.


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Country:

Spain | Belgium | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Snow White See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,264, 31 March 2013

Gross USA:

$279,735

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,585,522
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (opening sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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