The Girl of Your Dreams

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The Girl of Your Dreams
La niña de tus ojos.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Fernando Trueba
Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez
Eduardo Campoy
Cristina Huete
Written by Rafael Azcona
Miguel Ángel Egea
Carlos López
David Trueba
Starring Penélope Cruz
Antonio Resines
Jorge Sanz
Rosa María Sardà
Santiago Segura
Music by Antoine Duhamel
Cinematography Javier Aguirresarobe
Edited by Carmen Frías
Release date
  • 13 November 1998 (1998-11-13)
Running time
121 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish

The Girl of Your Dreams (Spanish: La niña de tus ojos) is a 1998 Spanish drama film produced and directed by Fernando Trueba and starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sardà and Santiago Segura. The story centers on fictional Spanish Andalusian actress Macarena Granada, with whom Joseph Goebbels falls in love.

Historical background[edit]

The story is based on facts: during the Spanish Civil War, cinema studios supported the Republic, so Franco's followers had to go to Germany or Italy to make fictional films at Universum Film AG, known as UFA studios in Berlin to shoot both Spanish and German language versions.

For example, in 1938 Florián Rey filmed Carmen, la de Triana and a German-language double film named Andalusische Nächte (English: Nights in Andalusia), both starring Imperio Argentina, an Argentine-Spanish actress with whom, according to legend, Hitler fell in love. Imperio Argentina sued producers and director for using her life without permission to make this film.




A sequel, La reina de España (English: The Queen of Spain), starring Penélope Cruz and Jorge Sanz, was released on 25 November 2016.


  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1999 Programme". Retrieved 2012-02-02. 

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