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The Shanghai Spell (El embrujo de Shanghai)

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Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 2002
Running time:117 minutes
Cast:Fernando Tielve, Ariadna Gil, Aida Folch, Eduard Fernández, Fernando Fernán Gómez
Director:Fernando Trueba
Producer:Cristina Huete, Andrés Vicente Gómez
Writer:Fernando Trueba, Juan Marse
Distributor:Lolafilms Distribucion S.A.

Description: 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, All Movie Guide

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