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Life Around Us (1959)

La vida alrededor (original title)
Josefina and Antonio have reached a delicate economic balance after their marriage. His salary of attorney and her wages from the hospital allowing them to survive and fantasize about some ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Analía Gadé ...
Josefina Castro
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Antonio Redondo (as F. Fernán Gómez)
Manolo Morán ...
Ceferino López Gallego 'El Agujetas'
Carmen de Lirio ...
Carmen
Xan das Bolas ...
Demetrio Suárez 'El Asunción' (as Xan dax Bolas)
Antonio García Quijada ...
Anselmo Piñeiro
Félix de Pomés ...
Padre de Josefina
Félix Fernández ...
Charlatán
Carola Fernán Gómez ...
Antonia
Carmen López Lagar ...
Madre de Josefina
Manuel de Juan ...
Federico
Francisco Camoiras ...
Ignacio Fernández López
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Clotilde
Antonio Queipo ...
Fiscal
Joaquín Roa ...
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Josefina and Antonio have reached a delicate economic balance after their marriage. His salary of attorney and her wages from the hospital allowing them to survive and fantasize about some whim. But the situation will be more complicated since Josephine is expecting a child. Anticipating the debacle that can mean having a "child who eats everything, even food," Josefina imparts to the baby, still in her womb, higher education courses in order to save some money in schools. Meanwhile, Antonio enters the underworld looking for customers to offer their services as a lawyer. Written by jsanchez

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performed by Los tres de Castilla
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It's a good comedy of manners full of fine critical spirit and observation.
12 June 2016 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Fernando Fernan Gomez filmed in comedy tone, the problems that a family of middle class of the 50s has to survive after having a child. For example, shown moonlighting, "Antonio" (F. Fernan Gomez) works as a clerk in the morning and in the afternoon various trades. F. Fernan Gomez made this film a sequel to "La Vida Por Delante". With Analia Gade again.

"Antonio" (who is a lawyer), offered to defend habitual criminals parading from that moment the thieves various screen with their behavior lead to hilarious situations. One of them deserves to be mentioned is that in which they discuss how to dock a house so that the penalty imposed on them resulting minimum. Also noteworthy are the soliloquies of the characters, which are face to face with the audience to tell her confidences.

It is full of fine critical spirit and observational comedy of manners, its cleverly subversive tone, lively rhythm and excellent dialogue, as well as a construction "Sui Generis" for the Spanish cinema of the time. "La Vida Alrededor" is today a jewel of Spanish cinema, a classic that graces our filmography (in a sweet moment with Berlanga, Bardem and company) and represents one of the great works of the author, plus a magnificent film.

It has an excellent script, in the hands of wonderful actors, shows very funny situations, portraying both the miseries and joys of 50s Spain.


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