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El olivo (2016)

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A girl, her uncle and a friend start an emotional travel to recover a family tree.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alma
... Alcachofa
... Rafa
Manuel Cucala ... Ramón
Miguel Angel Aladren ... Luis (as Miguel Ángel Aladren)
Carme Pla ... Vanessa
Ana Isabel Mena ... Sole
María Romero ... Wiki
Paula Usero ... Adelle
Janina Agnes Schröder ... Sophie
Cris Blanco ... Estrella
Paco Manzanedo ... Nelson
Inés Ruiz ... Alma 8 años
Aina Requena ... Madre de Alma
Pia Stutzenstein ... Kristin
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Alma is a young girl with emotional problems and a special relationship with her grandfather Ramón, an old country man who stopped talking about 12 years ago after his son, Alma's father, sold a 2000-years-old olive tree in order to open a restaurant. Dominated by the sadness and the melancholia by the loss of his most beloved tree, Ramon spends his days visiting the place where the olive tree was planted, hoping the day the tree returns. Unable to bear the situation any longer, Alma looking for the olive tree, discovering that it was acquired by a Germany's energy company located in Dusseldorf. Without money or resources, Alma convinces her uncle Alcachofa and her friend Rafa (who has a love interest for her) to go in a truck from Spain to Germany to recover the tree, starting a travel with unexpected consequences for everyone... Written by Chockys

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6 May 2016 (Spain)  »

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A Oliveira do Meu Avô  »

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€4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€375,432 (Spain), 6 May 2016, Limited Release
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The surname of the lead family is Cucala, probably after Manuel Cucala, the actor who plays the grandfather. See more »

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a tale
1 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

...who has many chances to be yours. because the subject is more than familiar. the script - wise reflection about contemporary society and its clash against tradition, about a sort of love who only the grandparents and grandchildren knows it, a trip who has as purpose a form of justice who escapes to definitions. a confession - film. because, it is so easy to discover yourself as Alma. so, a tale. a simple one. but useful. for remind . an old man, his olive tree and a gesture changing everything. that is all.


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