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Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

Summary: For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age.
Runtime: 96 min
Rating: Rated R for a strong sex scene.
Production: Canal+ España
Genres: Drama, War, Music
Country: Spain
Languages: Spanish, Latin
Home Release Date: Feb 20, 2001
Director Credit
José Luis Cuerda Director
Writer Credit
José Luis Cuerda Writer
Manuel Rivas Writer
Rafael Azcona Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Fernando Fernán Gómez Don Gregorio
Manuel Lozano Moncho
Uxía Blanco Rosa
Cast Credit
Alexis de los Santos Andrés
Antonio Lagares Alcalde
Celso Bugallo Cura
Celso Parada Macias
Elena Fernández Carmiña
Gonzalo Uriarte Ramón
Guillermo Toledo O'Lis
Jesús Castejón D. Avelino
Milagros Jiménez Nena
Roberto Vidal Bolaño Boal
Tamar Novas Roque
Tatán Roque Padre
Producer Credit
Emiliano Otegui Line Producer
Fernando Bovaira Executive Producer
José Luis Cuerda Executive Producer
Jose Maria Iresteiro Associate Producer
Monica Martinez Producer: Sogetel
Myriam Mateos Producer: Sogetel
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