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Wiped-Out Footprints (1999)

Las huellas borradas (original title)
This film traces the return of a poet, Manuel, to his tiny hometown in northern Spain. This town, Higuera, is about to be flooded by a reservoir in a matter of days. The film examines ... See full summary »

Director:

Enrique Gabriel

Writers:

Enrique Gabriel, Lucia Lipschutz (as Lucía Gabriel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Federico Luppi ... Manuel Perea
Mercedes Sampietro ... Virginia
Elena Anaya ... Rosa
Sergi Calleja Sergi Calleja ... Delfín
Raúl Fraire ... Antonio
Paco Sagarzazu Paco Sagarzazu ... Urbano
Mariví Bilbao Mariví Bilbao ... Felisa
Armando del Río Armando del Río ... Mito
Ramón Barea ... Zayas
Txema Blasco Txema Blasco ... Eutimio
Joan Dalmau ... Don Paulino
Marga Escudero Marga Escudero ... Pili
Lourdes Bartolomé Lourdes Bartolomé ... Goya
Lola Casamayor Lola Casamayor ... María
Pepo Oliva ... Ricardo
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This film traces the return of a poet, Manuel, to his tiny hometown in northern Spain. This town, Higuera, is about to be flooded by a reservoir in a matter of days. The film examines Manuel's relationship with his family and friends, revealing secrets along the way. Written by Filfy-2

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Country:

Spain | Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Wiped-Out Footprints See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Fine character study set in Northern Spain
14 March 2000 | by filfy-2See all my reviews

In a subtle performance, veteran actor Federico Luppi portrays Manuel, a poet returning to his tiny hamlet after years spent abroad.

This film examines the relationships of Manuel, his family and his friends set against the backdrop of the imminent destruction of Higuera, which is to be flooded by a reservoir.

This film was directed by a master hand, Enrique Gabriel-Lipschutz, based on a script by himself and Lucia Lipschutz. They are wonderfully able at creating side characters who are real and vital, and who neither descend into stock characters nor parody.

In sum, "Las Huellas Borradas" (literal translation: Washed-Away Footprints) presents a philosophical view on how the notion of place can affect one's thoughts and emotions.


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