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The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The wind blows the shadows from the past into the present. Zafón's novel follows the young Daniel through his youth and early adulthood in Barcelona from 1945 to 1966. Unpunished misdeeds from the past are combined with crimes from the time of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship. Shadows that accompany the protagonists.
Daniel Sempere is ten years old when he wakes up screaming one night. A bookseller's son can no longer remember his dead mother's face. His father then leads him to the mysterious “Graveyard of Forgotten Books”. The boy is allowed to choose a book in the antiquarian bookstore and he chooses “The Shadow of the Wind” by the completely unknown author Julian Carax. It will occupy him for many years to decipher the history of Carax. He delves into the dark times of the Franco era and a ghostly Barcelona of the 1950s.
Production: WDR 2005 │ Editing: Martin Zylka │ Director: Martin Zylka
With: Matthias Schweighöfer, Michael Habeck, Sylvester Groth and many others.