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Sara's Notebook (2018)

El cuaderno de Sara (original title)
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A Spanish woman travels to darkest heart of Africa looking for her long-time missed younger sister.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Belén Rueda ... Laura
Marian Álvarez ... Sara
Iván Mendes Iván Mendes ... Jamir
Manolo Cardona ... Sergio
Nick Devlin ... Sven
Florin Opritescu ... Davor
Alfredo Araoz Alfredo Araoz ... Cámara TV
Armando Jerez Armando Jerez ... Sonidista TV
Djédjé Apali ... Battiste (as Djedje Apali)
Malcolm Treviño-Sitté Malcolm Treviño-Sitté ... Omar (as Malcolm T. Sitté)
Bella Agossou Bella Agossou ... Masira
María Luisa Mayo María Luisa Mayo ... Irene
Ramón Barea ... Padre Laura y Sara
Astrid Jones Astrid Jones ... Lugarteniente
Santiago Adán Santiago Adán ... Tom (as Santi Adán)


Laura Alonso is a Spanish lawyer from Madrid who sets off to Democratic Republic of Congo (central Africa) after having seen a photo where Sara, her younger sister, appears alive after two years with few clues about her location. While looking for contacts, Laura realizes that Sara was photographed in the region of Goma, one of the most troubled zones of the country due to local warlords and their conflict over coltan, a much appreciated and expensive mineral. Determined to go until the end despite not knowing the country or the language, Laura contacts Sergio Rojas, a Latin businessman, to get the way to travel to Goma. But after discovering the real interests of Sergio, Laura asks help Sven, Sara's onetime lover, to go Goma. Sven finds Jamir, a young former child soldier who reluctantly accept Laura's offer to help her. Together they both start a journey from Uganda to Goma via Rwanda, across the border from eastern DR Congo. As they travel, Laura's life not only will be in danger ... Written by Chockys

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Supporting Cast shines
8 September 2018 | by AJ_McAninchSee all my reviews

The critics may be right that much of the story is unrealistic, and I agree the protagonist never would have survived any part of the trek she's on. But still it is well acted with some enjoyable supportive actors, especially the actor who plays the woman who saves her life and the young man who plays Jamir-who's actually the best thing about the whole film.

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Spanish | French | Swahili | English | Italian

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Sara's Notebook See more »

Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain See more »


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EUR1,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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