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The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1997)

The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1997)

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This story is about Ricardo who is obsessed with Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. In 1954, Ricardo travels to Spain to research the poet. A member of the Spanish government follows Ricardo, but an amiable taxi driver always seems to be around when Ricardo needs him.

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Cast

Esai Morales
as Ricardo
Andy Garcia
as Federico Garcia Lorca
Gonzalo Penche
as Jorge Aguirre
Marcela Walerstein
as María Eugenia
Jeroen Krabbé
as Colonel Aguirre
Eusebio Lazaro
as Vicente Fernandez
Marina Saura
as Nacha Montero
Naim Thomas
as Young Ricardo (age 14)
José Coronado
as Nestor Gonzalez
Ivonne Coll
as Angelina Gonzalez
Miriam Tubert
as Gonzalez's Mother
Jill Ramez
as Carlota
Willie Marquez
as Lorca's Father
Carmen Zapata
as Lorca's Mother
Palmy Carballido
as Concha Garcia Lorca
Simón Andreu
as General Velez
Lara Dominguez
as Lydia (age 11)
Ellea Ratier
as Maria Eugenia (age 11)
Jack Taylor Blaki
as Aguirre's Servant
Perico Duran
as Concierge
Concha Gómez Conde
as Concierge's Wife
Gelian Cotto
as Ricardo's Daughter
George Lian Cotto
as Ricardo's Son
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Critic Reviews for The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Contrived murder mystery focusing on the mysterious death of the esteemed Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca.

Full Review… | November 11, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The only thing to be said for The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca is that it features some excellent performances by the most accomplished Latino actors working in film today.

Full Review… | January 16, 2007
Film Journal International

The script is alive with vivid imagery when reading directly from Lorca's poetry. In contrast, the rest of the flat dialog has little resonance.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca

½

awesome period piece as a fan of the poet tries to solve the mystery surrounding his death-20 years later. all star cast here and interesting plot don't miss this one.

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood

I have loved this film since I first saw it ten years ago. At that time it was a hint to me that Andy Garcia was developing into a serious actor with a serious artistic vision. So for the record, let me point out that Garcia has since done a trio of biographical films, all representing the artist in conflict with society. They are: 1) The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1998); 2) For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2001); and 3) Modigliani (2004). These works, all biographies of ethnic heavyweights, told of the turbulent lives of a Spanish poet/playwright, a Cuban jazz musician and a Spanish painter. All were terrific and although I recommend all three, this one is my favorite. Each of these titles is available through the Great Red Envelope whose name cannot be spoken.

Lawrence Alba
Lawrence Alba

The script is alive with vivid imagery when reading directly from Lorca's poetry. In contrast, the rest of the flat dialog has little resonance.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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