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Earth (1996)

Tierra (original title)
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Angel, an exterminator recently released from a mental hospital, comes to rid a small Spanish town of tiny grubs in the soil. The local wine-making industry has found these pests ... See full summary »

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Julio Medem

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Julio Medem
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmelo Gómez ... Ángel Bengoelxeo
Emma Suárez ... Ángela
Karra Elejalde ... Patricio
Silke ... Mari
Nancho Novo ... Alberto
Txema Blasco Txema Blasco ... Tomás
Ane Sánchez Ane Sánchez ... Ángela Hija
Juan José Suárez Juan José Suárez ... Manuel
Ricardo Amador Ricardo Amador ... Charly
César Vea ... Miñón
Pepe Viyuela ... Ulloa
Alicia Agut Alicia Agut ... Cristina
Miguel Palenzuela Miguel Palenzuela ... Tío Ángel
Vicente Haro Vicente Haro ... Alcalde (as Vicente Haro Marón)
Adelfina Serrano Adelfina Serrano ... Concha
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Storyline

Angel, an exterminator recently released from a mental hospital, comes to rid a small Spanish town of tiny grubs in the soil. The local wine-making industry has found these pests responsible for giving their product an "earthy" taste that has divided local opinion. While in town, Angel becomes involved with two beautiful and very different women, and impacts their lives on a grand scale. Can either of these women accept the fact that Angel travels with a "ghost" of himself, or that he routinely speaks with the deseased townspeople? Written by mikhail080@cs.com

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 April 1997 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Earth See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,141
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Antonio Banderas was supposed to play Ángel in the film, but due to schedule problems, director Julio Medem replaced him with Carmelo Gómez See more »

Connections

References The Exterminating Angel (1962) See more »

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Sólo para locos
Written & Performed by Marc Parrot
WEA - Canciones del Mundo
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amazingly amazing
24 March 2004 | by soulcharmerSee all my reviews

It would be easy to let your personality split in two if you'll get caught in situation like Angel from Tierra did. Except he had kinda split personality in advance...

I guess you've never seen story about love this exceptional. There's a lot of strong symbolism, compelling plot, absolutely perfect camera, absolutely lovely characters, flawless acting, dreamy atmosphere, unexpected twists in storyline and more.

In whole this movie is special, original and ultimately appealing. I tried to find something to reproach, some imperfection, and though I've already seen the movie three times over the years, I can't help but to award it with 10 out of 10.


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