The Grandfather (1999)

Grandfather
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 2hr 25mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Fernando Fernan-Gomez Actor Rodrigo de Arista 1 1000001
Rafael Alonso Actor Pio Coronado 1 1000002
Cayetana Guillen Cuervo Actor Lucrecia Richmond 1 1000003
Agustin Gonzalez Actor Senen 1 1000004
Cristina Cruz Actor Doli 1 1000005
Alicia Rozas Actor Neli 1 1000006
Fernando Guillén Actor Alcalde 1 1000007
Maria Massip Actor Gregoria 1 1000008
Francisco Algora Actor D. Carmelo 1 1000009
Emma Cohen Actor Alacaldesa 1 1000010
Jose Caride Actor Venancio 1 1000011
Juan Calot Actor D. Salvador 1 1000012
Concha Gomez Actor Consuelito 1 1000013
Francisco Piquer Actor Padre Maroto 1 1000014
Jose Luis Garci Director n/a 2 2000001
Jose Luis Garci Producer n/a 3 3000001
Valentin Panero Producer n/a 3 3000002
Enrique Quintana Producer n/a 3 3000003
Luis Maria Delgado Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Jose Luis Garci Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Horacio Valcarcel Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Benito Perez Galdos Source Material (from novel) based on novel 120793 4000003
Raúl Pérez Cubero Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Miguel Gonzalez Sinde Editor n/a 172 7000001
Manuel Balboa Music n/a 120781 8000001
Julian Mateos Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Gil Parrando Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Gumersindo Andres Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Cristobal Criado Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Synopsis
Rodrigo de Arista is an aging aristocrat who has been hidden away for many years in a monastery by his widowed daughter-in-law Lucretia. Now he is older, penniless and half-blind -- but when he finds a letter hidden in his deceased son's belongings alluding to an adulturous affair conducted by Lucretia, he becomes determined to uncover the dark secret that resulted in the birth of one of his two granddaughters. But which of them is his true heir? To find out, Rodrigo will need the help of an unhappy and despised school teacher who tutors the granddaughters and in exchange, needs help carrying out a desperate plan of his own.