About the film
The Shanghai Spell
Release Date: April 11, 2002
|Production Companies||:||Pyramide Productions, Lolafilms|
|Producers||:||Andrés Vicente Gómez, Pep Armengol, Cristina Huete|
|Writers||:||Fernando Trueba, Juan Marsé|
A fourteen year old lad discovers his first love at the point of his pencil whilst drawing the portrait of a sickly but coquettish fifteen year old girl. In the neighbourhood an old freedom-fighter pits himself against bad types, a pretty cinema-ticket girl takes to the streets at night and a young anarchist dedicates himself to telling tall stories. Far away, in Shanghai, a hero of the Republic meets a beautiful femme fatal with oriental eyes. Reality and fiction become fused in an embrace.