Spanish Fly


1h 33m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Zoe is researching a book on machismo in Madrid, where she interviews Antonio, an arrogant translator and prime example of her subject. However, romance with him is postponed when she meets Carl, a professor who owns a bookstore. This relationship goes wrong, as did her previous one with John, an ex

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Eurimages; Miramax International; Portman Film & Television
Distribution Company
AVALANCHE RELEASING/MIRAMAX; Disney/Buena Vista; MIRAMAX; Nippon Herald Films, Inc; Tele Muenchen Group
Location
Madrid, Spain; Mojacar, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Zoe is researching a book on machismo in Madrid, where she interviews Antonio, an arrogant translator and prime example of her subject. However, romance with him is postponed when she meets Carl, a professor who owns a bookstore. This relationship goes wrong, as did her previous one with John, an ex who shows up in Madrid to complicate the situation. Comic situations ensue among the main characters, as Zoe moves towards a better realisation of what she wants romantically.

Crew

Javier Aguado

Electrician

Kenneth R Ahern

Boom Operator

Anna Ainscough

Other

Juan Alexander

Producer

Rae Allen

Drama Coach

Giovanni Angeloni

Other

Ricardo Garcia Arrojo

Production Supervisor

Alain Bainte

Production Designer

Nella Banfi

Co-Producer

Arturo Barahona

2nd Assistant Film Editor

Stephen Barker

Post-Production Consultant

Marc Beneria

Other

Caroline Biggerstaff

Editor

Sara Bilbatua

Casting

Antonio Bloch

2nd Unit Assistant Engineer (2nd Unit)

Thomas Blomberg

Subtitles (United Kingdom)

James Boyle

Sound Assistant

Iain Brown

Producer

James Brown

Song

James Brown

Song Performer ("It'S A Man'S Man Man'S World")

Jose Manuel Canencia

Props Master

Paul Carr

Sound Mixer

Pelisa Catalinas

Negative Cutter

Arnaldo Catinari

Director Of Photography

Maralyn Causley

Continuity

Bill Chamberlain

Producer

Leonard Cohen

Song

Leonard Cohen

Song Performer ("Hey That'S No Way To Say Goodbye")

Paul Conway

Supervising Sound Editor

Maria Corral

Art Department Trainee

Manuel Corrales

Foley Artist

Clarissa Couassi

Other

Jose Cruz

Color Correction

Jose Maria De Cossio

Costume Designer

Mario Debenito

Songs ("Spanish Fly" "Mojacar" "Deja Que Muera Por Ti")

Mario Debenito

Original Music

Mario Debenito

Song Performer ("Caravan")

Chus Delgado

1st Assistant Director

Paco Delposso

Song ("Deja Que Muera Por Ti")

Paco Delpozo

Flamenco Singer

Irene Enriquez Desalamanca

Other

Luis Deveciana

Assistant Sound Editor (Spain)

Susan Deybim

Song ("Desert Equations")

Robert Diment

3rd Assistant Director

James Munoz Doughty

Sound Editor (Spain)

Tito Duarte

Tenor And Soprano Sax

Laurent Dufreche Gibert

Music Editor

Laurent Dufreche Gibert

Associate Editor

Duke Ellington

Song ("Caravan")

Guillermo Escribano

2nd Assistant Director

Iain Eyre

Effects Editor

Robert Farr

Assistant Mixer

Aurora Ferre

Wardrobe Assistant

Igor Fioravanti

Post-Production Supervisor

Lora Fox

Production Associate

Lora Fox

Producer

Juan Carlos Fuentes

Truck Driver

Sara Maria Fuo

2nd Unit Boom Operator (2nd Unit)

Olga Gallego

Stand-In

Arrate Garmendia

Make-Up Assistant

Nic Gaster

Associate Editor

Glenn Gibbons

Song; Song Producer ("Sulphus")

Javier Gil

Video Assist

James Gillespie

Song ("Bacchanal")

Stefan Girardet

Song Performer ("She Says")

Stefan Girardet

Additional Music

Berta Gispert

Other

Fernando Gutierrez

Props Master

Clifford Gynn

Sound Engineer

Stefan Henrix

Dialogue Editor

Julian Hernandez

Truck Driver

Robert Hodgens

Additional Music Coordinator

Richard Horowitz

Song Performer ("Desert Equations")

Tamara Horowitz

Other

Cecilia Ibanez

Production Runner

Juan Irigoyen

Dialogue Coach

Gordon Jenkins

Song Performer ("Caravan")

Rebecca Jimenez

Production Runner

Jose Luis Jiminez

Production Manager

Julia Juaniz

Post-Production Supervisor

Daphna Kastner

Screenwriter

Jesus Lopez

Animal Handler

Andrea Macchione

Production Runner

Carlos Machi

Other

Juan Luis Malpartida

Animal Handler

Joaquin Manchado

Camera Operator/Steadicam

Antonio Martin

Truck Driver

Alfonso Martinez

Chief Hairdresser

Juan Carlos Martinez

Picture Conformer

Felipe Mascunano

Romantic Guitar

Nilda Menendez

Production Accountant

Robert Mercer

Song; Song Producer ("West Side Story")

Joseph Middleton

Casting (Usa)

Christian Molina

Other

Rodolfo Montero

Assistant Art Director

Angel Montjano

Other

Michelle Morris-gertz

Casting Assistant (Usa)

Miguel Munoz

Other

Pepe Naflez

Song ("Deja Que Muera Por Ti")

Andrea Nelson

Daphna Kastner'S Assistant

Betty Newsome

Song ("It'S A Man'S Man Man'S World")

Matias Nieto

Still Photographer

Pepe Nunez

Spanish Guitar

Ana Obradors

Other

Tina Olivares

Production Runner

Javier Orce

Associate Producer

Nerea Orce

Production Runner

Juani Osuna

Flamenco Singer

Gerald Peary

Story Editor

Gerald Peary

Script Consultant

Alfredo Perez Sanchez

Other

Gaelle Pidoux

2nd Assistant Film Editor

Eduardo Pinilla

Electric Guitar

Macarena Pombo

Casting Assistant (Spain)

Becki Ponting

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Redbourn

Dialogue Editor

Jose Ripoll

Location Manager

Jose Antonio Rodriguez

Song ("Chocolate Sabrosa")

Ricardo Rodriguez

Extra Electrician

Isidro Ruano

Special Effects Technician (Spain)

Eva Salas

Tailor

Alberto Sanchez

Extra Electrician

Stefan Schmitz

Associate Producer

Jose Mariano Serrano

Props Buyer

Maria Olivia Sierra Ortiz

Hair Assistant

Alex Silva

Additional Music

Michael Prestwood Smith

Post Synchronisation

Dave Stewart

Additional Music

Andy Thompson

Post Synchronisation

Juan Tizol

Song ("Caravan")

Alberto Torrecilla

Electrician

Jose Luis Torrecilla

Gaffer

Alejandro Van Rooy

Wardrobe Supervisor

Fernando Vazquez

Other

Cristina Velasco

Picture Conformer

Daniel Villafanez

Extra Electrician

Jorge Villafanez

Extra Electrician

Anselmo Villalba

Key Grip

Cat Villiers

Co-Producer

Ray Williams

Executive Music Producer

Barbara Yacobi

Daphna Kastner'S Assistant

Maria Ybarra

Production Runner

Alicia Yubero

Other

Francesca Zuniga

Daphna Kastner'S Assistant

Raul Zurdo Gomez

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Eurimages; Miramax International; Portman Film & Television
Distribution Company
AVALANCHE RELEASING/MIRAMAX; Disney/Buena Vista; MIRAMAX; Nippon Herald Films, Inc; Tele Muenchen Group
Location
Madrid, Spain; Mojacar, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the press award for best unreleased film at the 1999 Paris Film Festival.

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States April 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States May 1998

Released in United States on Video November 9, 2004

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Winter December 1, 1999

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival in New York City (French Institute) April 22 - May 2, 1999.

Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1998.

Shown at French-American Film Workshop in Avignon, France June 23-27, 1999.

Shown at Paris Film Festival April 6-13, 1999.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 10-19, 1998.

Began shooting September 22, 1996.

Completed shooting November 9, 1996.

Sophomore directorial effort for Daphna Kastner whose first feature was "French Exit" (1995).

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival in New York City (French Institute) April 22 - May 2, 1999.)

Released in United States April 1999 (Shown at Paris Film Festival April 6-13, 1999.)

Released in United States May 1998 (Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at French-American Film Workshop in Avignon, France June 23-27, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 10-19, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video November 9, 2004

Released in United States Winter December 1, 1999