This film, set in 1938, tells the story a Spanish film crew who are close
to General Franco's 'new regime. At the height of the Civil War they are
invited to Berlin by the German government to shoot an Andalusian musical
drama entitled "The Girl of Your Dreams." Their experiences under the harsh
Nazi regime make their experience something of a nightmare.
This is a rather repetitive score - we hear the source music, the exotic,
full-blooded Spanish- rythmed 'Los Piconeros, performed by Arabia Martin
three or four times. The music mixes, as one might expect, Spanish and German
styles in a sort of cocktail of jackboots and castanets. There are dark dramatic,
sinister passages and sweetly romantic tracks plus material suggestive of
the decadence of the German cabaret of this period. Tangos play a major part
in the score and these vary from the sweet and lively to the discordant and
The surround sound is a bonus but really there is nothing outstanding or
memorable about this rather average album.
see also earlier review by Jeffrey