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Ocho apellidos catalanes (2015)

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Amaia after breaking up with Rafa, falls in love with a Catalonian. Koldo, her father, goes to Sevilla to persuade Rafa to go to Catalonia and take Amaia's heart back.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dani Rovira ... Rafa
Clara Lago ... Amaia
Karra Elejalde ... Koldo
Carmen Machi ... Merche
Belén Cuesta ... Judit
Berto Romero ... Pau
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Roser
Alfonso Sánchez Alfonso Sánchez ... Curro
Alberto López ... Joaquín
Josep Maria Riera Josep Maria Riera ... Alcalde
César Maroto César Maroto ... Cartero
Esperanza Pedreño ... Lotera
Betsy Túrnez ... Mosso 1 Mar
Alain Hernández ... Mosso 2 Arnau
Agustín Jiménez Agustín Jiménez ... Anselmo


Amaia after breaking up with Rafa, falls in love with a Catalonian. Koldo, her father, goes to Sevilla to persuade Rafa to go to Catalonia and take Amaia's heart back.

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Comedy | Romance


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Basque | Spanish | Catalan

Release Date:

20 November 2015 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

8 apellidos catalanes See more »


Box Office


EUR4,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Production was rushed by producer Paolo Vasile when a TV show with a similar premise, Allí abajo (2015), was announced and went into production. See more »


Pau: Give me your hand... if you can't feel my heart, because it's not here. Amaia has it.
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Follows Spanish Affair (2014) See more »


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Nice and nutty sequel with crazy events , romances , amusement and absurd situations
11 May 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Entertaining and bewildering sequel that has defied gravity at the box office . Fun Spanish comedy full of entertainment , humor and sheer amusement , being become Box Office Phenom in Spain . Emilio Martinez Lazaro's romantic comedy with fine actors , appropriate cinematography , adequate score and professional direction . Thorny comedy concerning about a pressumed independent Catalonia , full of humor , bemusing scenes , good feeling and being swiftly paced . Romantic as well as attractive comedy "Ocho Apellidos Catalanes" is taking the country by storm , and its success on the Bigscreen owes much to the Smallscreen . Spanish comedy in which some top-notch actors give terrific and sympathetic acting along with a funny screenplay filled with charming and bemusing situations . It deals with Amaia (Clara Lago) after breaking up with Rafa (Dani Rovira), falls in love with a Catalonian called Pau (Berto Romero) . Koldo (karra Elejalde) , her father , goes to Sevilla to persuade Rafa to go to Catalonia and take Amaia's heart back . Once time in Cataluña , there appears Merche (Carmen Machi) , and the Pau's grandmother (Rosa Maria Sarda) ; then , things go wrong .

Emilio Martinez-Lazaro's broad comedy Ocho Apellidos Catalanes or Spanish Affair 2 , the sequel to the all-time local hit Spanish Affair, was the top grossing film of 2015, taking $34.7m (€32m) . This is an extremely funny film with entertaining events , giggles , emotion , craziness , binge , twists and intimate love stories . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable , with more traps the viewer resists any kind , and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few embarrassing . This disconcerting film packs amusement , comical situations , tongue-in-cheek , politic critique , surrealist comedy , adding conventional pitfalls and many other things . Close comedy regarding crazy roles , mayhem , antics , frolics , and a moving romances ; including enjoyable interpretations with outcast roles were pretty well developed . As their touching love story and , subsequently , a possible wedding suspension that becomes really amusing . This is a special Spanish comedy from the 2015s with the usual ingredients such as wild humor topped with a little bit of original touches here and there and the tone of the film is light-hearted . Witty and agreeable screenplay from Borja Cobeaga and Diego San José , deemed to be new kings of Spanish comedy . Borja Cobeaga is a director and writer, he was born in Donostia-San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, where he usually shoots his movies . He a good writer/filmmaker expert on comedies as he has proved writing several amusing flicks . Being known for Pagafantas (2009), Éramos Pocos (2005) and Negociador (2014) . Being especially known for ¨8 Apellidos Vascos¨ or ¨Spanish affair¨ considered to be the biggest box office in Spanish cinema and this ¨8 Apellidos Catalanes¨. After 2012s The Impossible and 2014s Ocho Apellidos Vascos , Ochos Apellidos Catalanes topping the 2015 Spanish movie office charts will also mark the third year out of four that a Spanish film tops Spanish box office charts . It's an agreeable , moving film , perfectly acted and concerning the narration about the relationship among bride , grandmother , guests , fiancée , fiancés , best man , relatives and friends . On the surface, ¨8 Apellidos Catalanes¨ doesn't get much wrong , it looks okay , the comedy misunderstandings pile up in a reasonably amusing fashion and the performance is acceptable .

Great acting by Dani Rovira , he truly steals the show . Dani is the recent king of Spanish romantic comedy and considered to be the new Alfredo Landa with successes as ¨Ahora o Nunca¨ , ¨8 Apellidos Vascos¨ and ¨8 Apellidos Catalanes¨ . In fact , the film is a Dani Rovira recital , as he stooges , jokes , makes acrobatics , and puts faces and grimaces . It's a pretty amusing farce with this master actor , ordinary in ¨Stand-up comedy¨ shows . Sympathetic acting by Clara Lago as lovely bride . In reality Clara Lago and Dani Rovira are a couple and this film marks the third time they have worked together . And enjoyable performance from Karra Elejalde as likable Basque father . Fine support cast , such as : the TV star Berto Romero , Carmen Machi , Belen Cuesta , Alfonso Sánchez and special mention for Rosa Maria Sardà as stiff Catalonian grandmother .

Colorful and appropriate cinematography by Julian Molina . Evocative as well as adequate musical score by Roque Baños . Roque has made a prestigious career , as National : ¨800 bullets¨ , ¨Fragiles¨ , ¨Celda 211¨ , as International : ¨In the heart of the sea¨, ¨Cantinflas¨, ¨Old boy¨ , ¨Evil Dead¨ , ¨Machinist¨, ¨Sexy beast¨. Well produced by Lazona Films, Kowalski Films , Snow Films and Telecinco Cinema, whose owner, Spain's biggest broadcast network Mediaset . Distributed by Universal Pictures Intl. , the film has made more than $21 million since its premiere , a third-frame feat that even blockbusters "Welcome to the Sticks" and "The Intouchables" couldn't match in their home territory of France, or anywhere in Europe . This Spanish blockbuster "Ocho Apellidos Catalanes¨ was well 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) , among others.

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