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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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Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,700,000
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1.85 : 1
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After 2012's The Impossible, Ocho Apellidos Vascos marked the 2nd time in three years that a Spanish film topped the Spanish box office charts. See more »

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Followed by Ocho apellidos catalanes (2015) 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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Fun Spanish comedy full of entertainment , humor and sheer amusement , being become Box Office Phenom in Spain
3 January 2015 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Emilio Martinez Lazaro's romantic comedy with fine actors , adequate cinematography , sensitive score and professional direction . Romantic as well as entertaining comedy "Spanish Affair" (Ocho Apellidos Vascos) is taking the country by storm , getting a bit hit smash . Spanish comedy in which some attractive actors give terrific and sympathetic acting along with a funny screenplay filled with funny and bemusing situations . It deals with Rafael, (Dani Rovira) a Seville citizen who has never left the Spanish region of Andalucia, decides to leave his homeland to follow Amaia (Clara Lago) , a Basque girl unlike other women he has known . He become involved into improbable situations when goes to Vascongadas and meets his love but also her peculiar father (Kara Errejalde) and a middle aged lady from Caceres (Carmen Machi) .

This enticing comedy contains emotion , humor , amusement and lots of jokes and laughs . The main premise is the following : our two protagonists get mixed up in all kinds of absurd , hilarious and even romantic incidents when appearing her father they attempting to pose as lovers and preparing their next wedding . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable, with more traps the viewer resists any kind , and moments of enjoyment and others quite a few embarrassing . This enjoyable Spanish comedy has humor , nice players , entertaining situations and lots of fun . Fun comedy and its success on the Bigscreen owes much to the Smallscreen , including romantic touches here and there and in which humor and entertainment are well guaranteed . The flick relies heavily on the continued relationship among four starring , but it doesn't make boring but entertaining . The picture attempts to spread optimism about the events of life , culture differences and love , including its amusing sides . The roles in this film are all lovable despite being rather pathetic and silly . Witty and agreeable screenplay from Borja Cobeaga and Diego San José , considered to be new kings of Spanish comedy . Dani Rovira steals the show as likable young who goes after his new conquest , he is the heart of the movie , he's great along with his couple , a very beautiful Clara Lago . Special mention to Kara Erejalde as grumpy daddy and sympathetic Carmen Machi , as always . Agreeable support cast gives good acting such as Alberto López as Joaquín , Alfonso Sánchez as Curro and special appearance by Aitor Mazo as embarrassing Padre Inaxio who receives a particular confession from Rafael/Dani Rivera.

Colorful and appropriate cinematography by Gonzalo Berridi . Evocative as well as adequate musical score by Fernando Velazquez .Distributed by Universal Pictures Intl. , the film has cumed more than $21 million since its March 14 bow , when it debuted to $3.9 million . But the pic has defied gravity at the box office , soaring 56% in its second weekend to $6.1 million , and rising successively . This Spanish blockbuster "Spanish Affair" or Ocho Apellidos Vascos was well produced by Lazona Films, Kowalski Films , Snow Films and Telecinco Cinema , whose owner, Spain's biggest broadcast network Mediaset and compellingly directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro . He was born in 1945 in Madrid , location in which he often shoots his films . He is a Spanish prestigious cinema director . Emilio is a director and writer, a good filmmaker expert on comedies as he has proved in : Los Peores Años De Nuestra Vida (1994) , El Juego Más Divertido (1998) and Amo Tu Cama Rica (1992) , drama : Las 13 Rosas (2007) La Voz De Su Amo (2001) , Musical as : Al Otro Lado De La Cama (2002) , Los Dos Lados De La Cama (2005). Being especially known for this ¨8 Apellidos Vascos¨ considered to be the biggest box office in Spanish cinema and he is nowadays shooting ¨8 Apellidos Vascos 2¨ .


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