For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age.


Domestic (27.1%)
Summary Details
Release DateJun 16, 2000
Running Time1 hr 36 min
In Release199 days/28 weeks
Widest Release72 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jun 23-2542$82,973-14-$5,926$127,1502
Jun 30-Jul 232$126,577+52.6%28+14$4,520$292,8843
Jul 7-938$102,003-19.4%28-$3,642$495,4884
Jul 14-1635$108,457+6.3%31+3$3,498$652,3515
Jul 21-2340$86,176-20.5%28-3$3,077$786,5096
Jul 28-3042$77,743-9.8%27-1$2,879$911,8217
Aug 4-645$71,640-7.9%35+8$2,046$1,021,4528
Aug 11-1336$142,834+99.4%54+19$2,645$1,207,2489
Aug 18-2040$109,376-23.4%68+14$1,608$1,375,64210
Aug 25-2743$103,625-5.3%72+4$1,439$1,527,46311
Sep 1-4
Labor Day wknd
Sep 8-1049$79,019-68-$1,162$1,854,76713
Sep 15-1753$63,354-19.8%67-1$945$1,947,70214
Sep 22-2462$42,863-32.3%66-1$649$2,011,31615
Sep 29-Oct 163$26,511-38.1%68+2$389$2,056,39616