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Trying to remember title of Spanish movie - HELP!

Trying to remember title of Spanish movie - HELP!

Apr 21st, 2006, 04:35 PM
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Wow. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056555

I love these detective threads.

Is this it? (Not a recent release in the 90s, but otherwise, seems to match the description)

Hats off, Scarlett, if it is...

Best wishes,


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Apr 21st, 2006, 04:44 PM
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Thanks, Scarlett and Rex, but that's it. Although it's another one to add to the growing list!

I checked the link just to be sure, but the film to which I'm referring was definitely a 90's release.
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Apr 21st, 2006, 05:28 PM
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Los Tarantos is a Carmen Amaya film (others of hers include María de la O, la Hija de Juan Simón, La Reina del Sacromonte, Martingala) and is not the one we are looking for. However, it is interesting to watch her dance, and it is some of her best work on film available today.

ceb1222: define attractive. As he was gypsy, I assume you mean black hair, brown skin, dark eyes and possibly sideburns. However, if you have any other characteristics, go for it.

I have called in the expertise of my host brother (he directs short films), so perhaps he can take what we know and tell me what film this is!
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Apr 21st, 2006, 06:04 PM
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ceb... I assume you mean (as laclaire seeks to clarify) that "Los Tarantos" is not the film you are hoping to identify...
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Apr 21st, 2006, 07:05 PM
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Probably..it's just an actor in the role of a gypsy
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Apr 21st, 2006, 09:35 PM
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Too funny... Rex, you are correct. "Los Tarantos" is NOT it. Sorry for that omission.

Laclaire: you are correct in assuming dark hair, dark eyes, etc... from what I can remember, strong jawline and probably what I call a "strong nose" - not exactly Roman or aquiline, but... strong... Like that of Matthew McConnaughey.

Now I feel like this is getting silly!

I look forward to the suggestions from your host brother, laclaire...

I'm afraid some of the "clues" I've given may lead us down the wrong path... Although I think flamenco was an underlying THEME of sorts, I don't know that there was really all that much flamenco in the movie. There was definitely a strong musical influence, in conjunction with the gypsy theme, but the main focus was the cultural differences between the two characters. (Very "Romeo and Juliet" and, now that I've read the synopsis, apparently "Los Tarantos").
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Apr 21st, 2006, 10:01 PM
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Just in case there's any doubt in your mind about whether it could have been Los Tarantos, here are a bunch of pictures (frame captures) from the film...


I guess that if none of these seem familiar, then you can be all the more certain. Sure looks like a "strong" nose to me - - and the first image in this collection does have him in a black jacket (no motorcycle pictured in any frame, though)...
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Apr 22nd, 2006, 05:33 AM
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ceb - Netflix (netflix.com) has foreign language films for US DVD players. They have a section on Spanish films - you might want to browse there. I didnt find anything but you might have better luck.
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Apr 22nd, 2006, 06:14 AM
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I don't think they showed "Los Tarantos" in a Spanish class...too boring !! And difficult language to understand.....
But I know it exists a "new version" of that film (well, based on that film) which I can't recall the title and I'm getting mad about it !
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Apr 24th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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Rex - thanks for the pics. Definitely not it. But those pictures are beautiful stills. I will have to watch that one. They make me want to see a flamenco show RIGHT NOW!

Thanks for all the other suggestions... maybe the title will come to me in a dream!
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