Barcelona [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1994]

  • SKU: 30397282
  • Release Date: 04/19/2016
  • Rating: NR
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Special Features

  • Appearances by Stillman on The Dick Cavett Show in 1991 and on the Today show and Charlie Rose in 1994
  • Audio commentary from 2002 featuring Stillman and actors Chris Eigeman and Taylor Nichols
  • Deleted scenes and alternate ending, with commentary by Stillman, Eigeman, and Nichols
  • New video essay by film critic Farran Smith Nehme about the trilogy made up of Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco, and Barcelona
  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Whit Stillman and cinematographer John Thomas
  • The making of "Barcelona," a short documentary from 1994 featuring behind-the-scenes footage and on-set interviews with Stillman and cast members
  • Trailer


The second film from writer/director Whit Stillman, Barcelona is a smart, urbane comedy of manners set in Spain at the tail end of the Cold War. Taylor Nichols stars as Ted, an American salesman living in Barcelona. Out of the blue, he is visited by his acidic cousin Fred (Chris Eigeman), a U.S. Navy officer sent abroad to work damage control on rising anti-American sentiment. The textbook "Ugly American," Fred travels through the city in full military regalia, impervious to the constant taunts of "Fascist!" Like the similarly self-absorbed Ted, who has become involved with political activist Monsterrat (Tushka Bergen), Fred also finds romance, with a party girl played by Mira Sorvino. A brittle fish-out-of-water comedy, Barcelona is literate and sophisticated, a knowing essay on cultural identity and perception. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Christopher Eigeman
    Christopher Eigeman - Fred
  • Tushka Bergen
    Tushka Bergen - Montserrat
  • Mira Sorvino
    Mira Sorvino - Marta
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    Pepe Munné - Ramon
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    Nuria Badia - Aurora

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Intelligent Comedy

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    It is rare to find intelligent comedies. This is one that anybody who has spent time abroad will relish. It is a film that deals with anti-American sentiments in Europe, culture clash, and politics in a way that is smart and will please everybody (no matter where they stand on the political spectrum). I would say that the film presents a rather conservative outlook, especially concerning American policies abroad, but they characters are so realistic and likeable that anybody will be able to identity with them. The dialogue is sharp as can be. Highly recommended for anybody who likes intelligent comedies.

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