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The stolen years

A Feature film by Fernando Colomo

Produced by Mainstream, Sogetel

Release in France : 17/03/1999

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive producers :

Mainstream, Sogetel

Film exports/foreign sales :

Sogepaq SA

Co-productions :

Mainstream, Fernando Colomo PC

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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.


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)

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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

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Feature film

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Minority French (Spain)

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2 h

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