Ana Ruiz, a young actress who works in a traveling theater company, performs only small roles, but she hopes to succeed and puts her success before the love of Miguel. When the company ...
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When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-liked and well-known because of his honorable ... See full summary »
Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.
A young French cabaret showgirl spends a few days in a provincial Spanish city recovering from an operation, altering with her brash self-confidence the narrow-minded customs of the place ... See full summary »
Juan Antonio Bardem
In rural Spain, sister of an ex con convinces him to take revenge against the local who tipped off the authorities about the man's whereabouts, which led to his subsequent arrest. Unfortunately, she soon falls in love with the snitch.
Good-for-nothing Juan marries Carmen to begin suffering what he thinks her and their friends' scorn at his proven inability to make a living, until he's lured to an apparent sound business that will for sure make them rich.
Juan Antonio Bardem,
Luis García Berlanga
Fernando Fernán Gómez,
Vincent, a young man from Paris, arrives at the small Spanish village of Caldeya. where his has been loaned a home by his friend, Reginald. He meets Pascal Regnier, a novelist engaged in ... See full summary »
Ana Ruiz, a young actress who works in a traveling theater company, performs only small roles, but she hopes to succeed and puts her success before the love of Miguel. When the company decides to release "Heaven is not far" by Ernesto Sánchez Blasco, Ana hopes to get the leading role. Written by
In 1953 Juan Antonio Bardem shot his first movie -alone, that is-. He decided to pay homage to his parents -both of them actors-. But beyond this personal streak, "Cómicos" is a film that deserves to be seen nowadays. This is Bardem before his Antonioni's usual copies. And at his most sincere. You have to watch the shots of those thespians working day and night in that 50's Spain to sympathize with them. On the other hand, Ana Ruiz is not only a character but an idea: the idea of the "dirty hope" as she calls it. She waits for a break because she know she's worth as an actress. No matter when the moment will arrive. Unfortunately for her that moment comes and goes very quickly. But now she's had the opportunity to know that she was right. As for the actors, the Argentinian actress Christian Galvé -Elisa Christian Galvé- is a wonderful image- and Fernando Rey, Ema Penella and Carlos Casavilla are no less than perfect. And what shots those of that Mr Bardem... Try not to watch and you'll find it impossible. Besides, you'll listen to intelligent dialog's abel posadas
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