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Boyfriend in Sight (1954)
"Novio a la vista" (original title)

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At the beginning of the 20th century a young girl accompanied by her parents goes to a beach to find a suitable fiancé. Her mother would rather see her marry an older engineer, but the girl... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josette Arno ...
Loli
Jorge Vico ...
Enrique García Hurtado
Julia Caba Alba ...
Madre de Loli
Antonio Riquelme ...
Antonio Cortina
Julia Lajos ...
Mujer de Pepito
Irene Caba Alba ...
Tía de Loli
Fernando Aguirre
Alicia Altabella
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Renovales (as Jose L. Lopez Vazquez)
Luis Roses
Carlos Díaz de Mendoza ...
(as Carlos Diaz de Mendoza)
Mercedes Muñoz Sampedro ...
Tía de Loli (as Mercedes M. Sampedro)
Luis Pérez de León ...
(as Luis Perez de Leon)
Concha Fernández ...
Genoveva Peláez (as Conchita Fernandez)
Josefina Bejarano ...
Madre de Genoveva
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At the beginning of the 20th century a young girl accompanied by her parents goes to a beach to find a suitable fiancé. Her mother would rather see her marry an older engineer, but the girl falls in love with Enrique, a student of her age, who need to prepare his exams. Written by Anonymous

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15 February 1954 (Spain)  »

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ESP 118,503 (Spain)
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Where Berlanga discovers the "Austro-Hungarian Empire" …
17 September 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

In the early years of the twentieth century, "Loli" (Josette Arno), is a teenager whose mother carried a beach fashion, in northern Spain, with the secret purpose of the girl find a suitable boyfriend, a promising engineer who always know to spend the summer there. But she is in love with "Enrique", a boy his age, forced by his family to spend the summer preparing for the September exams.

It is one of the least seen films of Luis Garcia Berlanga, perhaps because it follows one of his biggest hits, "Bienvenido, Mr. Marshall!", 1953 or maybe it was a film presented by Edgar Neville who, especially at the beginning of the film, marked leaves his mark. No clutch, as the film progresses, Berlanga is becoming prevalent and many features are evident then shine in his later works.

We can say that "Novio a la vista" has connotations of the TV series "Verano Azul", 1981 (Antonio Ferrandis, María Garralón),with a bit of social criticism and a series of characters sly, quirky and almost surreal Berlanga own cinema.

The prevailing view in the story is the young, underscoring the adult characters, who bring a wealth of art and they are wonderful, the best of the film. The "Señor Amorós", the "General", "Renovales" (José Luis López Vázquez), the "Pelaez family" or the rest of the troops made by parents of the boys, they fill the screen, topical ridiculous exaggerations and boasting unheard, which will result in a "battle against adults".

We must also mention the perfect atmosphere that gives us a very accurate view of what it was that aesthetic and such customs as the "wave baths" that were put fashion on the beaches of "El Sardinero" (Santander), and that society Spanish enjoyed the time when I went to spend the holidays.. In the opening scenes on the beach, Berlanga offers a perfect description of the customs of the holiday makers in the "wave baths".


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