El embrujo de Shanghai (The Shanghai Spell) (2002)

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Fernando Trueba's El Embrujo de Shanghai (The Shanghai Spell) is a drama set just after the Spanish Civil War. Dani (Fernando Tielve) is a 14-year-old would-be artist who is hired to care for the elderly Captain Blay (Fernando Fernán Gómez). Blay convinces the young boy to paint Susanna (Aida Folch), a young woman from the local village. Susanna's father, Kim (Antonio Resines), is a rarely seen but beloved resistance figure, while her mother, Anita (Ariadna Gil), is considered the sexiest woman in town. One of Kim's associates shows up and begins an affair with Kim, while the two teenagers begin a tentative first romance with each other. The film is adapted from a novel by Juan Marse. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama
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Studio:
Lolafilms Distribucion S.A.

Cast

Aida Folch
as Susana
Ariadna Gil
as Anita
Jorge Sanz
as Denis
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½

slow-moving socio-political commentary about Barcelona with sporadic references to a mythical Shanghai. A bit too long-drawn, tragic and pointless for my liking. The only thing unique is the 3 alternative interpretations on what actually happened in the end.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] A relaxing tale about love and growing up. The acting is good and I really liked the pace that the film took.

TTT C
TTT C

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