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The stolen years

A Feature film by Fernando Colomo

Produced by Mainstream, Sogetel

Release in France : 17/03/1999

    Synopsis

    Madrid, 1948. Two college kids make a 600-mile journey to defend their freedom, fall in love, and have fun despite the risks of running away. They grew up during the darkest years, but never gave up hope. "The Stolen Years" is based on a true story, but the characters are fictional.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Mainstream, Sogetel

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Sogepaq SA

    Co-productions :

    Mainstream, Fernando Colomo PC

    French distribution :

    Swift

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    Even though I was only two at the time (1948), I totally identidied with the feelings of the two college students, because my generation shared their struggles and their desire for freedom. "The Stolen Years" is an initiatory journey that includes, as it must, fairy spirits (the Americans) who produce a winged horse able to cross the mysterious forest which is full of danger, ogres and wicked people (Spain during the dictatorship). In seeking the treasure of freedom, our heroes must face and overcome, in one last combat, the most dangerous of monsters.

    (Fernando Colomo - Director)

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producers :

    Beatriz Gandara (de la), Fernando Bovaira, Alexandre Heylen

    Director of Photography :

    Nestor Calvo

    Production managers :

    Felix Rodriguez, Denys Fleutot

    Editor :

    Miguel A. Santamaria

    Music Composer :

    Juan Antonio Bardem

    Sales agent :

    Éva Diederix

    Screenwriters :

    Carlos Lopez, Jose Angel Esteban, Fernando Colomo

    Sound Recordist :

    Joël Riant

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Sophie Rambal

    Production Designers :

    Alain Bainée, Jacques Mollon

    Costume designer :

    Vicente Ruiz

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Spanish

    Production country :

    Spain

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Spain)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    17/03/1999

    Runtime :

    2 h

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.715

    Visa issue date :

    22/02/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85