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El abuelo (The Grandfather)

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El abuelo
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El abuelo
Original title
El abueloaka
AKA
  • The Grandfather
Year
Running time
140 min.
Country
Spain Spain
Director
Screenwriter
José Luis Garci, Horacio Valcárcel (Novel: Benito Pérez Galdós)
Music
Manuel Balboa
Cinematography
Raúl Pérez Cubero
Cast
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Producer
Nickel Odeon
Genre
Drama | Old Age
Movie Groups
Benito Pérez Galdós Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
An elderly man (Fernando Fernán Gómez) returns to Spain after visiting the US during the Gold Rush and losing his fortune. He returns because his son has died leaving two daughters, and the son has left a note stating that one of the two is an illegitimate child. The grandfather hopes to find out which is his true granddaughter.

"El Abuelo" is a period drama about the struggle between love and honor from the Academy-award winner José Luis Garci (Volver a empezar, 1982).
Awards
1998: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1998: Goya: Best Actor (Fernando Fernán Gómez). 13 Nominations
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