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Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
María Dolores Pradera ...
Ana
Isabel de Pomés ...
Clara
Fernando Sancho ...
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Alfonso Estela ...
Luis
Graciela Crespo ...
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Félix de Pomés ...
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Carlos, niño
Juan López ...
Luis, niño (as Juanito López)
Antonia Llobet ...
Ana, niña
Antonio Leal ...
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His director's only film, Vida en Sombras tells the story of a man who from his childhood falls in love with cinema and grows to be a director and cameraman. While struggling to make pictures he gets married and is seriously struck by the Spanish Civil War. Life events with lights and shadows mix with a deep love for movies which will prevail in the end. Written by BSK

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6 April 1949 (Spain)  »

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Serious troubles with Spanish censorship forced the director to raise personal & family funds to complete the picture. Its critical view on the Spanish Civil War resulted in the government withdrawing approval and money and rating it as third-class until some scenes were re-edited. It received mainly negative critics and was ignored for years. It also meant the end of Llobet-Gràcia career as a director, forcing him to drop future projected films. See more »

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Story of a guilt
19 February 2002 | by (Gijón, Asturies, Spain) – See all my reviews

This is the one and only movie directed by the catalonian Lorenzo Llobet Gracia. The plot is about the absolutely demential story of Carlos, a fervent cinema lover whose mind is seriously affected by a complex of guilt: while he is out filming the street riots during the 18 th of July (the beginnig of the Spanish Civil War) his wife is killed by the republicans (that means the comunists). The remorse only goes away when some years later Carlos watch "Rebecca" by Alfred Hitchcock, and becoming a new regenerated man, he decides to become a cinema director.


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