Barcelona (film)

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Promotional poster for Barcelona
Directed byWhit Stillman
Produced byWhit Stillman
Antonio Llorens
Jordi Tusell
Written byWhit Stillman
Music byMark Suozzo
CinematographyJohn Thomas
Edited byChristopher Tellefsen
Distributed byFine Line Features
Release date
July 29, 1994
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$3.2 million
Box office$7.3 million

Barcelona is a 1994 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Whit Stillman and set in Barcelona. The movie stars Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman and Mira Sorvino.


The main character in Barcelona is a Chicago salesman named Ted Boynton, who lives and works in the eponymous Spanish city in the early 1980s. Ted's cousin, Fred, a naval officer, unexpectedly comes to stay with Ted at the beginning of the film. Fred has been sent to Barcelona to handle public relations on behalf of a U.S. fleet scheduled to arrive later.

The cousins have a history of conflict since childhood, to which the film refers several times. Ted and Fred develop relationships with various single women in Barcelona and experience the negative reactions of some of the community's residents to the context of Fred's presence. Ted also faces possible problems with his American employer and with the concept of attraction to physical beauty.



Barcelona received an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 32 reviews.[citation needed]

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