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by Fernando Trueba


1948. 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. Far away, in Shanghai, a hero of the Republic meets a beautiful femme fatal with oriental eyes.

international title: Shanghai Spell
original title: El embrujo de Shanghai
country: Spain, United Kingdom, France
sales agent: Lolafilms SL
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Fernando Trueba
film run: 122'
release date: ES 12/04/2002
screenplay: Fernando Trueba
cast: Fernando Tielve, Aida Folch, Ariadna Gil, Eduard Fernández, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Antonio Resines, Rosa Maria Sardà, Jorge Sanz
cinematography by: José Luis López-Linares
film editing: Carmen Frías
art director: Salvador Parra
costumes designer: Lala Huete
music: Antoine Duhamel
producer: Cristina Huete, Andrés Vicente Gómez
production: Lolafilms, Shanghai Spell Ltda., Pyramide Productions, Antena 3 Tv, Telemadrid, Vía Digital (ES)
distributor: Lolafilms, Pyramide (FR)
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