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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.

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Emilio Martínez Lázaro (as Emilio Martínez-Lázaro)
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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 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

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Basque

Release Date:

14 March 2014 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

8 Namen für die Liebe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,459,450
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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Highest grossing Spanish film in Spanish box office history. 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 »


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Sevilla tiene un color especial
Written by Miguel Ángel Magüesín (Miguel Ángel Magüesín de los Santos) and César Cadaval
Performed by Los del Río
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Very funny Spanish comedy
14 May 2014 | by DoombladeSee all my reviews

This is indeed a very funny Spanish comedy, with good acting by all the leads, a solid script boasting plenty of amusing situations and dialogues that never become too over- the-top or superficial, and some beautiful shots of both País Vasco (Basque Country) and Andalucía (Andalusia).

A word of warning, though: This film plays with local accents and stereotypes, current and past Spanish politics, and memes that you will have to be familiar with ahead of time to understand the gags. It is also heavily reliant on how Spaniards envision Basques, thus limiting its comedic effect to Spanish audiences (or at the very least, people familiar with the aforementioned themes).

I, being a Spaniard, had no problem having fun with this film. As enjoyable as it was, however, I can't help but find it undeserving of being the most successful film at the Spanish Box Office of all time, considering all the great cinema and the superior films this country has created in the past. But perhaps it's not so much the quality but the timing of this film that has led to its success: This film makes you laugh and sends a message of unity and love despite our differences. This may just be what Spaniards need in such hard times.


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