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Maman Gilda

A Feature film by Francisco Regueiro

Production year : 1994

    Synopsis

    In an old neighbourhood tavern, on the first Friday of every month, Hauma the Moor organises a secret card game of "mus", held at nightfall. The players, friends from the African campaign, start arriving : Mr Francisco Franco Bahamonde ; Longinos, the General's faithful friend ; "Huevines" regimental "father" to a Company of Regulars and also father to a large brood born to his so-called "nièce" ; and Miguel, former general under the Generalisimo, missing an arm, catholic and envious. Outside on the streets, Longino's son, Manuel, discovers his mother, though they say she was dead, in the moving pictures of Gilda up on the screen. Each of them carrie a secret. Longino's is to find out who gave the order to the regiment to rape his wife. General's Franco is to avoid the bullet a woman, given up for dead, has in stock for him. One imprecise day during that era, a flesh-and-blood Gilda, appears on the streets of Madrid. Something changes in the Head of State manner. His harsh belligerence, the metallic tone of his voice, even is gestures, becomes less commanding then before. Manuel is a happy boy now. Since that time, a thousand faces of Gilda have been seen throughout Spanish Territory.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Gemini Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gemini Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Tornasol Films, Marea films, Road Movies Filmproduktion

    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (8)

    Screenwriters :

    Francisco Regueiro, Angel Fernandez Santos

    Director of Photography :

    José Luis Lopez-Linares

    Editor :

    Pedro Del Rey

    Music Composer :

    Jürgen Knieper

    Co-producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Paul Mugel

    Production Designer :

    Luis Valles

    Costume designer :

    Gumersindo Andres

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Spain, Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Spain, Germany)

    Production year :

    1994

    French release :

    Runtime :

    2 h

    Current status :

    Visa number :

    81.810

    Visa issue date :

    24/11/1994

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Director