- Actors: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sardà, Santiago Segura
- Directors: Fernando Trueba
- Writers: Carlos López, David Trueba, Miguel Ángel Egea, Rafael Azcona
- Producers: Andrés Vicente Gómez, Cristina Huete, Eduardo Campoy
- Format: PAL
- Language: German, Russian, Spanish
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Run Time: 121 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00008DI4W
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #790,508 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
La Niña de tus ojos [VHS]
Top Customer Reviews
The cast is amazingly excellent through and through with exceptional comedic skills as well as dramatic ones. The head of the film crew is Blas Fontiveros (Antonio Resines) who functions with his German sponsors through the multilingual translator Vaclav (Miroslav Taborsky). The stars of the company are Macarena (Penelope Cruz at her best) and Julian (Jorge Sanz) whose love lives intermingle with the project at hand (Macarena with Blas, Julian with any available fan including Henrich - Gotz Otto!). The production falls under the eye of the evil Dr Goebbels (Johannes Silberschneider) who tries to seduce Macarena.
Others in this talented company include roles for Rosa Maria Sarda, Santiago Segura, Neus Asensi, Loles Leon, and Karel Dobry (as Leo, the tender salvaged Russian Jew).
To some this may appear as yet another Hollywood-type, behind the scenes type movie, but with this cast and the sensitve direction of Trueba it is so very much more. Beautifully photographed and scored, this is a film that deserves a wider audience - especially if you love films from the always creative Spanish cinema. Grady Harp, November 2004
This film is quite funny, with many ridiculous situations. In addition, if you are a Penelope Cruz fan, you should watch her singing scenes! Nazi Germans are trashed by the Spanish theater troupe. The film director (who also directed the wonderful film "Belle Epoque") cleverly mixes everything up until there is no way back but ... I am not telling you more.
The film involves a small, struggling Spanish film company during the late 30's invited to Berlin's UFA studios ostensibly to shoot a propaganda tale about an Andalusian hero, in both German and Spanish versions. But Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels (Johannes Silberschneider) just wants to seduce the starlet Macarena Granados (Penelope Cruz) and without her acquiescence...the films will not be made.
A memorable scene is when Goebbels - whom Macarena nicknames "Go-Balls" - invites the frightened girl to an exclusive dinner for two at a restaurant with requisite string quartet. I don't know if Goebbels had a limp in reality but Silberschneider is a riot (and I think he steals the show) in his portrayal of a lecherous, corrupt cripple. The Minister tries to woo her while dancing and when she breaks her heel, forcing her to limp, I just about fell down from laughing. I can never watch another cable documentary on the Nazis without "Go-Balls" popping into my head, like an unwanted erection.
Penelope Cruz is luminous in her song and dance scene. The camera loves her...and so do I...uh, that's for another review. She shows a wonderful comedic sensibility throughout the film.
An entertaining WWII-era romp, not without substance, but more importantly with Ms. Cruz.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This film was based on my great aunt Imperio Argentina.....who never received any credit before she passed....I have watched the Spanish version several times.... Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Ovmum
I think most people will enjoy the movie, we did. Every one looks at a movie and to say it was great is one person's opinion.Published on April 9, 2012 by Richard B. Spurgeon
how can you expect to get a review from me...when its been a month since i ordered the product...this really is very poor quality service... Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by louisp
This film "La nina de tus ojos" aka "The Girl in Your Eye" is about a troop of Spaniards that are about to film a very traditional Spanish musical. Read morePublished on October 10, 2009 by Joseph A. Garcia
This almost seemed like a silent film. It was just so terrible and boring that I finally just shut it off not wanting to waste any more time.
Doesn't work as a comedy or drama, attempts both. I am a fan of penelope cruz (I highly recommmend 'open your eyes') but this film was terrible - filled with stupid cliches and an... Read morePublished on December 6, 2004 by Reviewer
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