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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

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

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Basque | English

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Aundiya See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$860,750
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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 Hidden Giant of a Film
17 November 2018 | by pyramidalapexSee all my reviews

I get the reviewers here who don't get the touching nature of the presentation of the characters. The apparent limited warmth between the family members, called "salt taste" by one of the reviewers here, is Basque. I'd say that's the way they appear to us outsiders, that this is look into what makes the Basque culture unique is revealing.

I found the film visually stunning, the characters facinating, deep and wonderfully challenging to get to know. Here, a faithfully Basque presentation.

A an experience I hope I never forget.

Watched with Spanish dub and English subtitles.


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