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The Giant (2017)

Handia (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama, History | 20 October 2017 (Spain)
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A story about the world's tallest man, this is an unsettling Basque-language period drama focused on sibling rivalry.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ramón Agirre Ramón Agirre ... Antonio Eleizegi
Iñigo Aranburu Iñigo Aranburu ... Arzadun (as Íñigo Aranburu)
Iñigo Azpitarte Iñigo Azpitarte ... Fernando
Aia Kruse ... Maria
Eneko Sagardoy ... Miguel Joaquin Eleizegi
Joseba Usabiaga ... Martin Eleizegi
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Storyline

Having fought in the First Carlist War, Martin returns to his family farm in Gipuzkoa only to find that his younger brother, Joaquín, towers over him in height. Convinced that everyone will want to pay to see the tallest man on Earth, the siblings set out on a long trip all over Europe, during which ambition, money and fame will forever change the family's fate. A story based on true events. Written by AnonymousB

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Drama | History

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Spain

Language:

Spanish | Basque | English

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Aundiya See more »

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Budget:

€3,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Former basketball player Saad Kaiche, who is 7 feet 6 inches (229 cm) was Eneko Sagardoy's body double for some scenes. For others, Sagardoy wore prosthetics on legs, arms/hands, chin, ears and teeth to portray his character, who is affected with acromegaly. See more »

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A gentle giant
23 September 2018 | by socarrasjorgeSee all my reviews

It seems some viewers didn't have patience for this film. Really a shame because I think anyone who gives themselves over to it will be taken by this giant. Beautiful cinematography, understated performances, interesting historical and socio-politico context that resonates today. As with the character of the giant himself, the film depends as much on what is unsaid as that which is spoken. It is a film rich in metaphor and poetic resonance. Most of all, it's a universally human story about the misfit in all of us, and the love and recognition we crave for our true selves. If that's not enough to satisfy any sensitive viewer, then there's no point looking beyond Megalodon.


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