Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Ocho apellidos vascos (Spanish Affair) by Emilio Martínez Lázaro, 2014
with Clara Lago, Dani Rovira, Carmen Machi, Karra Elejalde (Even the rain - También la lluvia), Alberto López, Alfonso Sánchez, Aitor Mazo, Abel Mora, Aitziber Garmendia
Rafael, a Seville citizen who has never left the Spanish region of Andalucia, decides to leave his homeland to follow Amaia, a Basque girl unlike other women he has known.
This is a movie to watch in Spanish and preferably understanding Spanish, as all the jokes are very Spanish specific, and I would even add even better if you happen to be Spaniard, or close to Spaniards. So, coming from there, I watched it in Spanish with English subtitles and I am French, so I guess everyone has a good chance of laughing, even if they don't get the private jokes and the accents. It is very funny, hyper-stereotypical, probably offensive to some level, but at the same time, it is a very cute romantic comedy on how two people who feel radically different have their lives randomly intertwined and finally learn from the other.
watch trailer (in spanish unfortunately...):