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Marianela (1940)

Marianela (Nela) is an orphan young girl living in a small village where she guides the blind young son of a rich country man. She is secretly in love with him, knowing that he loves her ... See full summary »

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Teodoro Golfín
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Pablo's Father
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Celipín
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Florentina
Blanca Pozas ...
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Pedro Fernández Cuenca ...
Carlos Golfín
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Marianela (Nela) is an orphan young girl living in a small village where she guides the blind young son of a rich country man. She is secretly in love with him, knowing that he loves her only because he can't see her ugly face. But one day a famous doctor appears and promises to operate him so he can see. His father is happy to know this way he will be able to marry his rich cousin while Nela gets desperate knowing his luck will turn into her disgrace when he finally see her face. Written by Superstar

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5 August 1942 (Mexico)  »

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La luce che torna  »

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1.37 : 1
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Nela: Do you know what flowers really are?
Pablo: Flowers are like earth' little smiles. I don't know very much about plants, really.
Nela: You fool...! Flowers are earth' stars.
Pablo: What a sillyness! So what are the stars then?
Nela: The stars are the eyes of those who have gone to heaven.
Pablo: Then, the flowers...
Nela: Flowers are the eyes of those who have dead and still haven't gone to heaven. From down there they can't help to look to the earth, so they grow up like prayers and rise in the form of flowers. That's why they do ...
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A rural drama in the line of 7th heaven
8 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Based on the book of the same title by Benito Pérez Galdós, the film tells the story of a young orphan called Marianela (Mary Carrillo in her first movie role) who works as a guide for the born blind son of the local coal mine owner, Pablo (Julio Peña). She is in love with him and happy to know that he will never see her, since she is far from beautiful and is looked down by the rest of the people. But one day a doctor says he can operate Pablo to let him see... The role of Marianela was played on stage by famous Catalan theater actress Margarida Xirgu in 1916 and is beautifully played here by Mary Carrillo. Beautiful photography and a good mise en scène complete the portrait of a typical small village set in the deep of the wilderness and its miserable people.


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