A musical drama featuring a tragic love story. Relates a singer's rise to fame and her subsequent downfall because of the death of her lover. She manages to return to the stage only to die ... See full summary »
Superb film about an unforgettable character of Spanish history .
Juan de Orduña reunited with Aurora Bautista in "Agustina De Aragón" 1950, Spanish production that recreates the siege and the battle of Zaragoza in the War of Independence of 1808 , against the French troops of Napoleon. Agustina is a woman who puts her life in service to her country and her people , and her attitude full importance in the development of the battle and subsequent events .
Agustina De Aragón was a character performed authentic document delivery of vital importance to Spain in this war . It should be noted that the film " Agustina De Aragon " was probably one of the more elaborate Spanish blockbusters of the moment. Distant technical mediocrity other Spanish films of the moment , this film presents a technical section that seems to have spared no expense : care sets (some scenes were shot in real settings even as the Cathedral of Zaragoza ) and correct special effects, costumes and photography. It's a pity the terrible sound editing , it is barely audible in scenes with music . The assembly is acceptable but not remarkable : melt greatly abused in black and medium shots , though it appears the odd close-up of the beautiful Aurora Bautista .
While the film is superb in terms of the bill technique itself is quite chaotic as the cast . Despite having fundamental names like Fernando Rey or lesser extent Aurora Bautista , the overbearing are constant but perhaps reproduce exactly what happened in 1808, as Spain was one of the few nations that strongly resisted the invasion Napoleonic . Aurora Bautista is beautiful in her character , but her performance lacks the charisma enough to be the heroine of the film.
In short, it is a very patriotic film of its time , which will please the lover of Spanish history , in particular the period of Napoleon's invasion , but from the standpoint of film can be long and repetitive. Yet it is a film must for Spanish classical theater enthusiasts .
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