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Miracle of Marcelino (1955)
"Marcelino pan y vino" (original title)

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Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rafael Rivelles ...
Antonio Vico ...
Juan Calvo ...
José Marco Davó ...
Pascual
Juanjo Menéndez ...
Fray Giles (as Juan Jose Menendez)
Adriano Domínguez ...
Monk
Mariano Azaña ...
Joaquín Roa ...
Isabel de Pomés ...
Manuel's Mother
Carmen Carbonell ...
Alfonsa
Carlota Bilbao ...
Nicolás' Wife
José María Rodríguez ...
Monk (as Jose Mª. Rodriguez)
Rafael Calvo ...
Don Emilio
Francisco Arenzana ...
Nicolás
Antonio Ferrandis ...
Monk
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Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed it takes the bread and eats it. Getting a wish granted for his donation Marcelino wishes to see his mother... Written by Volker Boehm

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Once in a great, great while, a motion picture reaches out from the confines of the screen to implant a spark of purest wonder in the heart! [us]

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24 February 1955 (Spain)  »

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ESP 97,053,127 (Spain)
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Quotes

Statue of Christ: You are not afraid of Me?
Marcelino: No.
Statue of Christ: Then - you know who I am?
Marcelino: Yes. You're God.
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Remade as Marcelino pan y vino (1979) See more »

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La Cancion Marcelino
Music by Pablo Sorozábal
Lyrics uncredited in film
Sung offscreen by unidentified male singer and male chorus
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Sensitive story proceeded in simplicity and delicacy by Ladislao Vadja
26 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

The film starts in a long flashback narrated by a priest(Fernando Rey), he tells how an abandoned baby is picked up by monks residing in a monastery ruled by a humble Father Superior(Rafael Rivelles). The little boy named Marcelino(Pablito Calvo) who lost his mother and became a pure and simple of heart kid devoted friend of Crucified Jesus.Meanwhile, he gets into mischiefs, he plays and puts nicknames to monks, as Brother Door(Antonio Vico),Brother Cookie(Juan Calvo), Brother Bad(Mariano Azaña), Fray Giles(Juanjo Menendez) and Brother Ding Dong(Joaquin Roa).But in a touching scenes, Marcelino finds at the loft to Jesus and gives him bread and wine, then happen an ecstasy at the final.

This a sensible and feeling movie full of mirth,humor touches, and enjoyable message based on novel by Jose Maria Sanchez Silva.At the same time the film gives us an agreeable panorama about monastery life, its pity and goodness; furthermore, the oration, sacrifice, work,companionship and various situations happen in monastic existence.Its perfect developing resides on superb characters well played by all casting monks and the sympathy, simplicity of Pablito Calvo-Marcelino. Musical score by Pablo Sorozabal responds appropriately to the ambient, originating a religious atmosphere . Precious and luminous cinematography by Enrich Guerner(Vadja's ordinary)who give us an accurate scenario of the times is developed . The motion picture is excellently directed by Ladislao Vadja, born in Hungary, he's author of magnificent movies, such as 'The Bait', and 'Cord of prisoners', and three with Pablito Cavo: 'An Angel over Brooklyn'( along with Peter Ustinov) and 'Uncle Jacinto'( with Antonio Vico). In my opinion this is one of the best films to come out of Europe in the decade of the 50s.The picture touched the hearts of numerous spectators around the world. Rating: Above average.


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