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Seville Southside

Seville Southside

A Feature film by Dominique Abel

Produced by Idéale Audience

Release in France : 30/06/2004

    Synopsis

    Seville’s " Las Tres Mil ", the most marginal and dangerous gypsy " barrio " in Spain is the hub of Flamenco and birthplace to all of the biggest Flamenco artists. Set in " Las Tres Mil ", Seville’s infamous slum neighborhood, this documentary offers especially powerful and complex footage of this barrio’s mix of well-known artists, traditional flamenco fused with modern music, and the social problems of its drug-infested gypsy community. Director Dominique Abel has adeptly structured her documentary around the preparation of an open-air concert for area residents. The concert is a tribute to artist and personality Pepe el Quemao. " Tio Pepe ", as he is commonly known, was a poet, storyteller, and songwriter of tunes that have been sung over and over again as covers by countless artists on their albums and tours.
    The concert preparations, the difficulties involved in organizing such an event in a place like Las Tres Mil – such as locating some of the artists who live in the centre of " The Bronx ", one of the toughest neighborhoods, where nobody wants to go in fear of extorsion and murder – then the concert itself, behind the scenes, and the post-concert party - give us the opportunity to get to know these talented people from Seville’s poorest neighborhood, where they share the happiness and hardships of their community.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Idéale Audience

    French distribution :

    Épicentre Films

    Foreign production company :

    Maestranza Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Photos (7)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Pierre-Olivier Bardet

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Yves Escoffier

    Production Manager :

    Ernesto Chao

    Editor :

    Fernando Franco

    Sound Mixer :

    Jaime Fernandez

    Screenwriters :

    Juan José Ibanez, Dominique Abel

    Sound Recordist :

    Antonio Bloch

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Chloé Lorenzi

    Production Designer :

    Lala Obrero

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Dance, Music

    Production language :

    Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Spain, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Spain, France)

    Production year :

    2003

    French release :

    30/06/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    109.785

    Visa issue date :

    12/05/2004

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR