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Belle Epoque Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

After striking responsive chord at the Berlin Film Festival, Fernando Trueba's Belle Epoque (aka Fernando Trueba) went on to win 9 Spanish Goya awards and an Academy Award for "Best Foreign Film." Set in pre-Franco Spain, film stars Jorge Sanz as Fernando, a carefree, pacifistic army deserter. Wandering about the countryside, Fernando is welcomed into home of the wealthy Don Manolo (Fernando Fernan Gomez). Far from upset by the boy's AWOL status, Manolo is delighted because he shares Fernando's political philosophies. What follows is sheer heaven for the peaceloving lad, who sits smilingly on the sidelines as Manolo's four voluptuous daughters (Adrian Gil, Maribel Verdu, Miriam Diaz-Aroca, and Penelope Cruz) literally fight for his attentions. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 25, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Fernando Trueba Best Foreign Language Film 1993 Winner

Cast

Penélope Cruz
as Luz
Miriam Diaz-Aroca
as Clara
Gabino Diego
as Juanito Rocio's Suitor
Fernando Fernán Gómez
as Manolo
Ariadna Gil
as Violetta
Maribel Verdú
as Rocio
Michel Galabru
as Danglard Amalia's Manager
Chus Lampreave
as Don Asun Juanito's Mother
Jesus Bonilla
as Soldier (El numero)
Maria Galiana
as Polonia--Madam
Agustin Gonzales
as Don Louis--Priest
Juan Potau
as Paco
Agustin Gonzales
as Don Louis--Priest

Crew

Fernando Trueba
Director
Fernando Trueba
Producer
Rafael Azcona
Screenwriter
Jose Luis Alcaine
Cinematographer
Antoine Duhamel
Composer (Music Score)
Carmen Frías
Editor
Juan Botella
Art Director
Andrés Vicente Gómez
Executive Producer
Lala Huete
Costume Designer
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