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The second film from writer/director Whit Stillman, Barcelona is a smart, urbane comedy of manners set in Spain at the tail end of the Cold War. Taylor Nichols stars as Ted, an American salesman living in Barcelona. Out of the blue, he is visited by his acidic cousin Fred (Chris Eigeman), a U.S. Navy officer sent abroad to work damage control on rising anti-American sentiment. The textbook "Ugly American," Fred travels through the city in full military regalia, impervious to the constant taunts of "Fascist!" Like the similarly self-absorbed Ted, who has become involved with political activist Monsterrat (Tushka Bergen), Fred also finds romance, with a party girl played by Mira Sorvino. A brittle fish-out-of-water comedy, Barcelona is literate and sophisticated, a knowing essay on cultural identity and perception. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards John Thomas Best Cinematography 1994 Winner

Cast

Taylor Nichols
as Ted
Christopher Eigeman
as Fred
Tushka Bergen
as Montserrat
Mira Sorvino
as Marta
Nuria Badia
as Aurora
Thomas Gibson
as Dickie
Jack Gilpin
as Consul
Pere Ponce
as Young Doctor
Frank Creighton
as Frank
Edmon Roch
as Javier
Debbon Ayer
as Betty
Edmon Roch
as Javier
Debbon Ayer
as Betty
Frank Creighton
as Frank
Pere Ponce
as Young Doctor

Crew

Whit Stillman
Director
Whit Stillman
Producer
Rosa Romero
Producer
Victoria Borras
Producer
Whit Stillman
Screenwriter
Mark Suozzo
Composer (Music Score)
Christopher Tellefsen
Editor
Cecilia Kate Roque
Associate Producer
Edmon Roch
Associate Producer
Edi Giguere
Costume Designer
Reyes Abades
Special Effects
Billy Hopkins
Casting
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