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Vida en sombras (1949)

 |  Drama  |  6 April 1949 (Spain)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
María Dolores Pradera ...
Isabel de Pomés ...
Fernando Sancho ...
Alfonso Estela ...
Graciela Crespo ...
Sra. Durán
Félix de Pomés ...
Señor Durán
Mary Santpere ...
Marta Flores ...
Miquel Graneri ...
Jesús Puche ...
Valero ...
Carlos, niño
Juan López ...
Luis, niño (as Juanito López)
Antonia Llobet ...
Ana, niña
Antonio Leal ...


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6 April 1949 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Life in Shadows  »

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2 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most astonishing films ever made. It has some scenes that it should be in the history of cinema. Like the filming by Fernando Fernan Gomez of the militias using a big roll of paper to win a positions. Or the begging of the film based on real events. The birth of the director inside the carp where the first cinematographer was showing "the train arriving to the station". Being shoot in really simple way it's amazing the proper use of the audiovisual language. The late Guillermo Cabrera Infante showed this film in a Canadian film festival in Spanish without subtitles when the projection finish the audience didn't move and they ask for seen the film again. The effect of this film in the audience is unbelievable. None a single person that has seen this rare Spanish movie could forget it. Except the main actor Fernando Fernan Gomez who never remember work on it.

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