A naval officer crashes at his troubled cousin's Barcelona apartment in The Eighties. Together they meet women and get into lots of arguments about the Cold War. This is the best-known film of director Whit Stillman.
- Mildly Military: Fred is in Spain for vague reasons and seemingly has no real responsibilities.
- Latino Is Brown: Averted, as blonde and light-skinned Mira Sorvino and Tushka Bergen among others were cast as Spaniards. Of course, in reality, most Spaniards do look very European.