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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2020 12:00 p.m. PST

"Shot on a set of more than 43,000 square feet, with natural settings, hundreds of extras, special effects, eight screen writers and a team of more than 200 professionals and 11,000 people involved, Amazon's new Spanish language epic series EL CID is one of the most ambitious original Amazon productions to date in all of Europe and the largest historical series ever shot in Castilian Spanish. Popular Spanish actor Jaime Lorente plays the lead role of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar in a series revolving around the legendary medieval war hero, whose deeds inspired one of the most important of medieval Spanish epic poems, El Cantar de Mio Cid. Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar is a fascinating figure, a true hero whose exploits have been perpetuated over the centuries and who has been played by Charlton Heston in the famous classic Hollywood movie. He lived in times when the struggles for power and the coexistence of cultures turned the Iberian Peninsula into a border between two worlds in conflict. The series was directed by Adolfo Martínez with two-time Oscar winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) writing the original music. The series was shot in Soria and also in Burgos and Aragon, where the Sultanate of Zaragoza was recreated. Amazon Prime will air the series in more than 200 countries around the world."


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DrSkull09 Nov 2020 1:57 p.m. PST

The Hollywood movie wasn't very faithful to the story (but I repeat myself), nevertheless it is one of my favorites. Revolves around an interesting theme of how to be a good vassal when you have a bad king.

I don't know if I'll be able to sit through a subtitled series or not, but I may try.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2020 11:37 a.m. PST

Hope you tried it my friend! (smile)


42flanker06 Dec 2020 10:20 a.m. PST

Surely better than badly dubbed. Original performances and the flavour of Castellano (but, boy, they do speak fast!)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2020 8:34 p.m. PST

Yes… they did! (smile)

Even me have problems to follow the "gallego" idiom…


Berthier203 Jan 2021 2:45 p.m. PST

I watched all of the released episodes and it comes dubbed in English. I too was leery of the subtitles.

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