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Falling Star (2014)

Stella cadente (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 26 January 2014 (Netherlands)
The difficulty of establishing beauty and the futility of power.

Director:

Lluís Miñarro

Writers:

Sergi Belbel (collaborator), Lluís Miñarro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Brendemühl ... El Rei Amadeu de Savoia (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Bárbara Lennie ... La Reina Maria Victòria
Lorenzo Balducci ... Alfredo, l'assistent del Rei
Lola Dueñas ... Eloïsa, la cuinera
Francesc Garrido ... El Ministre Serrano
Àlex Batllori Àlex Batllori ... El Criat
Gonzalo Cunill Gonzalo Cunill ... El Ministre Zorrilla
Francesc Orella ... El Bisbe
Sebastián Vogler Sebastián Vogler ... L'escrivà
Dimitris Daldakis Dimitris Daldakis ... Castor
Andreas Daldakis Andreas Daldakis ... Polux
Glòria la Tortuga Glòria la Tortuga ... Providència
Jimmy Gimferrer Jimmy Gimferrer ... El General Prim
Màriam Celaya Màriam Celaya ... La Cortesana (as Mariam Celaya)
Pilar Gómez Pilar Gómez ... La Valenciana
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The difficulty of establishing beauty and the futility of power.

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Drama | History

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Catalan | Spanish

Release Date:

26 January 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Falling Star See more »

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Cassation in G Major
(from Toy Symphony Part I - Allegro)
Written by Leopold Mozart
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (as Academy of St. Martin in the Fields)
Conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
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a poem
12 February 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

not a comfortable movie. too slow, too analytic, form of homage to the fall of world from Visconti's movies, it is support for reflection. about power, about beauty, about choices, about illusion. and that fact transforms it in a form of poem in images. because the characters are only silhouettes, the dialogs - pillars of the atmosphere, the performances, far to be bad, sketches for who the characters are water colors. it is not Ludwig by Visconti and far to be a Fellini. it is only delicate exercise for define the essence of foreign authority in a foreign land.Alex Brendemuhl does an admirable job for define a king who loose the power from first steps in the new country. Lorenzo Balducci is the another significant piece for define the end of the illusion. more than historical episode adaptation, a precious reflection about the illusion of power.


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