The Grandfather - El Abuelo WIKI

The Grandfather DVD cover

J Fernando Fernán Gómez, Rafael Alonso and Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

(1998) Miramax films and Televsíon Española

Director:  José Luis Garci  Writers:  José Luis Garci, Benito Pérez Galdós

Movie: Spanish
Subtitles: English

EL ABUELO The Grandfather - Summary

EL ABUELO - Summary



The Grandfather is a deeply compelling tale of love, honor and secrecy!  When news of his son’s death proud, old, Count Albrit home to Spain after years abroad, he’s pleased to meet his two charming young granddaughters.  But he also carries the burden of a newly discovered family secret:  one of the girls is not his son’s daughter… and therefore not his true heir!




Don Rodrigo Count of Albrit, an old Spanish aristocratic, returns to Spain after losing his fortune in America. He returns because his son has died leaving two daughters, Dolly and Nelly.  His son died heartbroken after he discovered his wife was having an affair.  He left a note stating that one of the girls is an illegitimate child, a bastard child, and therefore not entitled to be his true heir or successor to the family estate.

To the Count of Albrit, it is a matter of honor to know who of the girls is his real granddaughter and uncover the truth. He confronts his son's widow, Lucrecia.