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
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 »
A Hidden Giant of a Film
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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