Is Penelope Cruz the girl of your dreams?
You'll be given the chance to draw your own conclusions when Fremantle Home Entertainment/Arrow Films release The Girl of your Dreams on Region 0 DVD on April 14th with a £15.99 retail price. From the Press Release...
THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS stars international superstar Penelope Cruz (Vanilla Sky; Captain Corelli's Mandolin; Blow) singing, dancing and, in several revealing scenes, displaying exactly why she was voted Sexiest Female Film Star of 2002 by readers of Empire magazine.
Reuniting Cruz with the Oscar-winning director of "Belle Epoque", Fernando Trueba, the darkly comic THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS stars the sexy "Spanish Enchantress" at her most seductive, in the breakthrough role that made her a bona fide superstar in her home country and finally brought her to the attention of Hollywood. A smash-hit in Spain, and the winner of seven Goya awards (the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars) including a Best Lead Actress award for Cruz, THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS is previously unseen in the UK in any form. Now, British audiences can see the film that led to Penelope Cruz becoming one of the Hollywood's hottest actresses when THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS is released on VHS and DVD by Fremantle Home Entertainment on 14th April 2003.
The year is 1938 and Spain is being torn apart by civil war. As one of several cordial collaborations between General Franco and Adolph Hitler, a small Spanish film crew is invited to Berlin's prestigious UFA Studios to shoot two versions of a popular Andalucian musical, one in Spanish and one in German. Initially, the group is more than happy to have escaped the misery of their war-torn country. However, they soon begin to doubt the fortune of their predicament when the German Minister for Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels (Johannes Silberschneider) falls for the charms of the young Spanish actress Macarena Granada (Penelope Cruz), the German lead actor makes homosexual advances towards Spain's leading man, and the only Andalucian-looking extras they can find to appear in the film are gypsies recruited from a nearby concentration camp.
Paying humorous homage to both Ernst Lubitch's wartime comedy "To Be Or Not To Be" and the classic "Casablanca", THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS seamlessly blends farce, romantic comedy and satire. Featuring a tremendous lead performance by Penelope Cruz as the painfully beautiful starlet desperately trying to avoid the unwanted attentions of the Nazi Minister, the film also features a notable cameo by Fassbinder regular, the coolly enigmatic Hanna Schygulla (The Marriage Of Maria Braun), as Goebbels' long-suffering wife.