Elisa has not seen her father Luis for nine years, but she receives a telegram from her sister Isabel in a moment of crisis of her marriage with Antonio telling that her father is ill and ... See full summary »
The movie tells the story of a family of commediants that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's. Life gets very taugh for them since they cannot compete any longer with the ... See full summary »
A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the ... See full summary »
Luis García Berlanga
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 »
This title might be remembered as the last movie starring Edmund Gwenn who was a beloved character actor. The beginning is quite seductive: a professor of Physics who had been working for a government in several researches involving atomic bombs vanished. After the introduction we appreciate that the plot is quite different than the expected search for the professor... We are looking the movie from the view point of the professor who is in a small Spanish village enjoying himself with the people of the town. It is an excuse for depicting some of the traditions of the Spanish people at the time the film was shooted and it includes several critics to the Spanish government and way of life of those times. This fact may be a disadvantage for international viewers; however, the movie posses a lot of funny moments which deserve a wide range of public consideration.
This is a funny movie by one of the main directors in Spanish cinema history, Luis García Berlanga and it may be regarded as one of the truly Spanish cinema classics.
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