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Summer Rain (2006)

El camino de los ingleses (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1 December 2006 (Spain)
A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.

Director:

Antonio Banderas

Writers:

Antonio Soler (adaptation), Antonio Soler (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Amarilla ... Miguelito
María Ruiz María Ruiz ... Luli
Félix Gómez ... Paco Frontón
Raúl Arévalo ... Babirusa
Fran Perea Fran Perea ... El Garganta
Marta Nieto ... La Cuerpo
Mario Casas ... Moratalla
Antonio Garrido ... Cardona
Antonio Zafra Antonio Zafra ... Enano Martínez
Berta de la Dehesa Berta de la Dehesa ... La Gorda de la Cala
Victor Perez ... González Cortés
Cuca Escribano ... Fina
Lucio Romero Lucio Romero ... Abuelo
Romay Rodríguez Romay Rodríguez ... Rafi (as Ronky Rodríguez)
Pepa Aniorte Pepa Aniorte ... Fonseca
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A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Rain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,411,526
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Óscar Faura, the second unit director of photography, had the main mission of shooting with freedom whatever he thought it was visually interesting, and not to worry about coverage, because the cinematographer Xavi Giménez was doing that. Faura carried an ear piece through which Banderas would told him to catch this and that. See more »

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Suffering to grow
9 December 2006 | by chocopocoSee all my reviews

This movie tells the story of a group of young friends facing the end of their teen years during a fateful summer.Although it is a Spanish film set in the seventies, the topics and the way they are portrayed make it a whole universal experience (I am Spanish but I can't recall any localism of notice). You can tell that this movie has been made with all guts, heart and soul, or passion if you like, it sparkles all over the frame.The suffering and pain of teen years (and the joy of friendship, love and sex) are portrayed in a very poetical way.Both visual and acoustic poetry (the movie is narrated by the character "el garganta" as if reciting a somewhat complex yet beautiful poem). I've got only good things to say about this second directorial effort of Mr Banderas; lush cinematography, good music, nice pacing, and an ensemble cast whose performances shine like gold. This film is a true joy to your senses, brain and soul.


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