The Grandfather (1998)

PG   |    |  Drama


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After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.


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11 August 2000 | =G=
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| Love or honor? How can one choose?
Or does one have to? The matter is posed to an old man (El Abuelo aka the Grandfather) returning penniless from intrigues abroad to the village where he was once a respected aristocrat. In search of the truth about his two beautiful granddaughters, the sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet old man is met with insincerity and chicanery.

Some may view the film as plodding and uneventful. However, those with an understanding of the importance family honor to an old world aristocrat or the meaning of love to a disenfranchised old man will likely be captivated by its subtle charms. The old Spanish architecture, pastoral beauty, and sumptuous cinematography should appeal to all.

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Budget:

ESP400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,726 10 October 1999

Gross USA:

$54,468

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,838

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