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The Queen of Spain (2016)

La reina de España (original title)
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Nearly twenty years after the events of "The Girl of Your Dreams", in the 1950s, Macarena Granada, who has become a Hollywood star, returns to Spain to film a blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile.

Director:

Fernando Trueba

Writer:

Fernando Trueba
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penélope Cruz ... Macarena Granada
Antonio Resines ... Blas Fontiveros
Neus Asensi ... Lucía Gandía
Ana Belén ... Ana
Javier Cámara ... Pepe Bonilla
Chino Darín ... Leo
Cary Elwes ... Gary Jones
Loles León ... Trini Morenos
Mandy Patinkin ... Jordan Berman
Clive Revill ... John Scott
Arturo Ripstein ... Sam Spiegelman
Jorge Sanz ... Julián Torralba
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Rosa Rosales (as Rosa María Sardà)
Santiago Segura ... Castillo
Antonio Buíl ... Santiago (as Antonio Buil Pueyo)
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Storyline

We are immersed in the 1950s, as the film diva Macarena Granada returns from Hollywood to Spain to shoot a US blockbuster entitled The Queen of Spain, where she will breathe life into Isabella I of Castile. In Madrid, not only will she meet up again with her old friends and colleagues from the troupe but she will also have to contend with another dictatorial regime: that of Francisco Franco. Written by AnonymousB

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Queen of Spain See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Budget:

€11,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

Manuel Ángel Egea and Carlos López, writers of the original film The Girl of Your Dreams (1998) (where eight characters from The Queen of Spain (2016) were created and presented for the first time) sued Fernando Trueba (director) and his wife, Cristina Huete (producer) for breach of contract and for not acknowledging and respecting the authorship and the creation of their characters.The other two writers of The Girl of Your Dreams (1998) were Rafael Azcona and David Trueba. Rafael Azcona died in 2008 and David Trueba is brother of Fernando Trueba, the director of both films and also is brother-in-law of Cristina Huete, producer of both films and also producer of five films directed by him, David Trueba. David Trueba said : " I like to receive credit in the films I worked, but not in the films I did nothing. As author of the first film I have nothing to claim in the second one" See more »

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The film takes place in 1956, but in Macarena's dressing room there is a poster of the film El sol sale todos los días, that was released on January 1958. See more »

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Follows The Girl of Your Dreams (1998) See more »

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Well You Needn't
Written by Thelonious Monk
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One should watch with an open mind
6 March 2019 | by marialveibySee all my reviews

I don't think the ratings of this film is fair to the movie. I expected a bad bad movie, but that wasn't what I watched. I liked it! I was moved, it made me laugh and I think the way they incorporated the history of Spain was intelligent in the way they put a lot of references in the dialogue between the characters. Well done :)


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