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Shame (1963)

Bochorno (original title)
Summer. Muggy weather. Exam days. Miguel, a studious young man of normal habits, has brilliantly finished his degree in Law and is congratulated. His colleagues have had different luck. One... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Xan das Bolas
Ángela Bravo ...
Armando Calvo ...
Don Luis
Roberto Camardiel ...
Don Leandro
Antonio Casas ...
Don Enrique
Belinda Corel ...
Antonio Durán ...
Rafael Durán ...
María Mahor ...
Paula Martel ...
José Moreno ...
Padre de Manolo
Gina Romand ...


Summer. Muggy weather. Exam days. Miguel, a studious young man of normal habits, has brilliantly finished his degree in Law and is congratulated. His colleagues have had different luck. One student, frivolous girl, suspended/failed, has organized, nevertheless, a party at her country house on the outskirts of Madrid. The party, of modern tone, bewilders/stuns the friends, disturbs/upsets even the most formal. Miguel, who has come to it with his fiancée Cristina, and Manolo with his girlfriend Luz, have as much fun as other young people of less scrupulous behavior; so that, upon returning to the capital, paired off, both couples succumb to temptation, the irreparable happening. Then the boys appear sincerely sorry and fearful of the consequences. Then is described the frank immorality of much of the business of the day, personified by one such don Leandro, head of a real estate company that operates irregularly, by those who want to get mixed up with the father of Miguel, who is legal ... Written by Anonymous

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17 December 1964 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

El despertar del sexo  »

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Orduña Superb film with a splendid story.
2 August 2013 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"Miguel" (José Moreno), has completed his law career. It's time to find a good job and make plans together to "Cristina" (María Mahor), his girlfriend. "Miguel" will suffer a strong temptation. "Leandro Soriano", prominent businessman and wants to use unscrupulous "Miguel" to their advantage, the first step will be to offer an attractive employment.

What first attracts attention in this Orduña's work, is the great story that has the script, its continuous breaks other characters are perfectly linked, which makes the viewer follow the story with great attention.

As for the argument, seeing this film I was surprised to find a story framed in a wealthy social class, but told with great naturalness. The naturalness is lost when you try to skip the fear they have the players to the consequences of their first sexual relations, to the point that in the dialogues do not know if they talk about sex or a simple kiss. But that was due to the censorship of scripts that existed in those years.

Another aspect that appears in the film is the eternal corruption in business, so now it is perfectly portrayed in the wiles of the character of "Leandro Soriano" (Roberto Camardiel).

Orduna applied in this film his usual alarmist directing actors in a story set among the upper class Spanish youth of the 60s, with tasty situations and interpretive finesse, especially from María Mahor. It is a highly recommended film to fans Spanish classic movies.

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