Happy to leave the war behind them, the tiny troupe of Spaniards, captained by the director Blas Fontiveros, starts filming in Hitler’s Berlin. They soon discover that they have escaped one war only to end up in another, and that the hospitality of Joseph Goebbels, the German Minister of Propaganda, has more to do with the young cinema of the actress Macarena Granada. What’s more, the only Andalusian- looking extras they can find in Germany are gypsies in a concentration camp.
That is when a seed of doubt starts to germinate in all of them, that maybe life itself is more important than a film.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Fernando Trueba
Written by: Rafael Azcona, David Trueba
Produced by: Christina Huete, Eduardo Campoy, Andres Vicente Gomez
Cinematography: Javier Aguirresarobe
Editing: Carmen Frías
Production Design: Gerardo Vera
Costume Design: Lala Huete, Sonia Grande
Original Score: Antoine Duhamel
Main Cast: Loles Leon, Johannes Silberschneider, Jorge Sanz, Karel Dobrý, Rosa Maria Sardà, Karel Dobrý, Antonio Resines, Penélope Cruz, Götz Otto, María Barranco, Juan Luis Galiardo, Hanna Schygulla, Neus Asensi, Santiago Segura, Heinz Rilling, Jesús Bonilla, Mirosláv Táborský
Nominations and Awards
- European Actress 1999
- EFA Feature Film Selection 1999