Allen's Language Row

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Woody Allen has sparked controversy in Spain - because his new movie VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA will be shown in English, even though both of the film's leading actors are of Spanish descent.
The film - starring Spanish actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem - will instead have Spanish subtitles over the original English language version when it is released in September (08).
But the move has upset natives because 10 per cent of the film's budget has come from Barcelona city hall and taxpayers in the Catalonia region.
It is not the first time the movie has upset the Spanish nationals - the film's co-producer Jaume Roures attacked what he said was the "small-minded attitude" of local politicians and press, who complained that Allen received special treatment during filming in Barcelona.


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