Original title: El embrujo de Shanghai
Length: 119 min.
Stars: Ariadna Gil, Fernando Fernán-Gómez, Eduard Fernández, Jorge Sanz, Antonio Resines, Rosa María Sardá, Aida Folch, Fernando Tielve, Juan José Ballesta, Gotz Otto, Feodor Atkine
Genre: Drama | Forties
Official website: http://www.elembrujodeshanghai.com
IMDb: El embrujo de Shangai
Director: Fernando Trueba
Movie script: Fernando Trueba (Novel: Juan Marsé)
Music: Antoine Duhamel
Photography: José Luis López Linares
Studio: Lolafilms / Pyramide Productions
A fourteen year old lad discovers his first love at the point of his pencil whilst drawing the portrait of a sickly but coquettish fifteen year old girl. In the neighbourhood an old freedom-fighter pits himself against bad types, a pretty cinema-ticket girl takes to the streets at night and a young anarchist dedicates himself to telling tall stories. Far away, in Shanghai, a hero of the Republic meets a beautiful femme fatal with oriental eyes. Reality and fiction become fused in an embrace.
Goya Awards: 3 awards including Best Art Direction. 6 nomination.