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The Evil Forest (1951)
"Parsifal" (original title)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  20 July 1955 (USA)
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Film freely inspired on old poems and legends about the Holy Grail and on the opera by Richard Wagner.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gustavo Rojo ...
Félix de Pomés ...
Jesús Varela ...
The Dwarf
Ángel Jordán ...
José Luis Hernández ...
Teresa Planell ...
The Old Woman
Alfonso Estela ...
Carlo Tamberlani ...
José Bruguera ...
Ricardo Fusté ...
Nuria Alfonso ...
Tony Domenech ...
Rosa Monero ...
Elena Montevar ...


To escape enemy bombing, two soldiers take refuge in a deserted church where they discover a manuscript dating back to the fifth century when barbarian hordes ravaged the Spanish countryside. It tells of two warriors, Roderico, who opposes war and useless bloodshed, who is slain by Klingsor, who takes over as the tribal chief. The dead man's widow flees to seek the Holy Mountain where the Knights of the Grail guard the Sacred Spear and the Holy Grail, but she fails to find it. She dies but her young son, Parsifal, survives and reaches maturity free from worldly temptations, evil and cruelty. He visits the Holy Mountain and meets Kundry, daughter of Klingsor, and they seemingly fall in love. She is ordered by her father to trap Parsifal, but she fails. Klingsor has the Holy Spear which discourages the Knight of the Grail. Parsifal pledges to get it back and Klingsor tries again to use his daughter to discourage him, but to no avail. He also tries to trap Parsival in the Evil Forest of ... Written by Les Adams <>

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance






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20 July 1955 (USA)  »

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The Evil Forest  »

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ESP 160,782 (Spain)

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Performed by the Gran Sinfónica del Teatro del Liceo
(Liceo Theatre Great Symphonic one) (Barcelona), by the
Orquesta Profesional de Cámara (Camera music Proffesional
Orchestra) and the Agrupación de Cámaras de Barcelona
(Barcelona Camera Agrupation)
With the Coros de la Capilla Clásica Polifónica del F.A.D.
(F.A.D. Classic Hood Polyphonic Chorus)
Conducted by Enrique Ribó
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