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The Shanghai Spell

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Original title
El embrujo de Shanghai
Year
Running time
119 min.
Country
Spain Spain
Director
Screenwriter
Fernando Trueba (Novel: Juan Marsé)
Music
Antoine Duhamel
Cinematography
José Luis López-Linares
Cast
Producer
Lolafilms, Pyramide Productions
Genre
Drama | 1940s
Movie Groups
Juan Marsé Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
A fourteen year old lad discovers his first love at the point of his pencil whilst drawing the portrait of a sickly but coquettish fifteen year old girl. In the neighbourhood an old freedom-fighter pits himself against bad types, a pretty cinema-ticket girl takes to the streets at night and a young anarchist dedicates himself to telling tall stories. Far away, in Shanghai, a hero of the Republic meets a beautiful femme fatal with oriental eyes. Reality and fiction become fused in an embrace.
Awards
2002: Goya Awards: 3 Awards including Best Production Design. 6 Nominations
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