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Spanish Affair (2014)

Ocho apellidos vascos (original title)
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Rafael, a Sevillian who has never left Andalucia, decides to leave his homeland to follow Amaia, a Basque girl unlike other women whom he has ever known.

Director:

Emilio Martínez Lázaro (as Emilio Martínez-Lázaro)
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11 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Lago ... Amaia
Dani Rovira ... Rafa
Carmen Machi ... Merche
Karra Elejalde ... Koldo
Alberto López ... Joaquín
Alfonso Sánchez ... Curro
Aitor Mazo Aitor Mazo ... Padre Inaxio
Abel Mora Abel Mora ... Pedro
Aitziber Garmendia Aitziber Garmendia ... Iratxe
Miriam Cabeza Miriam Cabeza ... Edurne
Iñaki Beraetxe Iñaki Beraetxe ... Ertzaintza 1
Egoitz Lasa Egoitz Lasa ... Ertzaintza 2
Lander Otaola Lander Otaola ... Borroka 1
Mikel Roman Mikel Roman ... Borroka 2
Santi Ugalde Santi Ugalde ... Conductor Kepa
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Rafael, a Sevillian who has never left Andalucia, decides to leave his homeland to follow Amaia, a Basque girl unlike other women whom he has ever known.

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8 Basque or Madrilenian or Catalan surnames

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Only the third time in the History of the Goya Awards in which a movie has won both the Best Actor and Best Actress award. See more »

Alternate Versions

During the theatrical release, circulated two versions of the movie. One of them credited Borja Cobeaga incorrectly as Borja Cobega, while the other credited him correctly. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in José Mota presenta: Le sepulto en lomos (2016) See more »

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No te marches jamás
Written by Fernando Velázquez
Performed by Leire and David de María
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Utter Rubbish
19 December 2014 | by ckyprianouSee all my reviews

Utter Tosh. A highly predictable dirge of a film taking stereotypical characters (lazy but cheerful Andalusians, defensive nationalistic Basques) and then placing them in situations to which you know exactly how it is going to finish. The comedy is supposed to be slapstick and an ironic look at the two distinct areas of Spain but it quickly becomes tedious and in places offensive. It's repetitive (proud Basque father, intimidated daughter, happy go lucky Sevillian) and would be fine as a five minute sketch. Despite this being one of the highest grossing films in Spanish Cinema, many Spanish friends of mine have also commented how "simple" and childish the comedy is. A case of the "Emperor's New Clothes" as there is nothing really here. Truly truly horrible.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Basque

Release Date:

14 March 2014 (Spain) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,768,613
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1.85 : 1
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