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The Carpenter's Pencil

  • The Carpenter's Pencil © EFE

    The Carpenter's Pencil © EFE



Feature film

Original title

O lapis do carpinteiro




Antón Reixa

Film adaptation of the well-known novel by Manuel Rivas

Galicia, 1936. Daniel is a young Republican doctor who is arrested thanks to his political ideas. His girlfriend, Marisa, attempts to oppose her father's intolerance and to obtain her boyfriend's release from prison. Between them, observing them from a distance, is Herbal, a timid jailer who finds it impossible to face up to his feelings.



Technical specifications

Antón Reixa, Xosé Morais

Tristán Ulloa, María Adánez, Luis Tosar, Manuel Manquiña, Nancho Novo, Anne Igartiburu, Sergio Pazos, María Pujalte, Carlos Sobera, Carlos Blanco

Andreu Rebés

109 min.

Mestre Mateo award for best feature film (2003)
Audience Award at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, 2004
Audience Award at the Cinespaña Festival in Toulouse, 2004


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