The narrator of the film explains to us that the Madrid of today keeps its old structure. To confirm it, the film begins with a story based on modern characters, but soon jumps 70 years ...
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In the Madrid of the 19th century a young man plays roulette. A mysterious character helps him by pointing with his walking stick the next number where the ball is going to fall. The ... See full summary »
Isabel de Pomés,
The narrator of the film explains to us that the Madrid of today keeps its old structure. To confirm it, the film begins with a story based on modern characters, but soon jumps 70 years back into the past and the argument follows the spanish "zarzuela" "La Verbena de la Paloma". Written by
Miguel A. Andrade <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This movie pretends to show the changes of the life and society occurred from the end of the XIX century to the first years of the sixties. It pretends to be a demonstration of the new modernity. In that way it's a bit of propaganda from the regimen of those days. Despite of that, and from a present-time point of view, you can see that no many things have changed at all.
It's also a movie about jealousy and love and all of this is developed in the atmosphere of "La Verbena de la Paloma" a traditional party of Madrid celebrating on August, still in the actuality.
Paradoxically it's now when you can realise about the changes occurred in the Spanish society from then to now and watching the pretending reality showed in the movie. Very easy to separate the reality and the incorporated, just because of the ingenuously way they taped the movies
Very funny movie too, with very enjoyable and quick dialogues, fulls of ingeniousness, which were typical of the people from Madrid on those years (or at least everybody says so). And also one of the best performances of the Spanish star Concha Velasco and of his partner in the movie Vicente Parra.
(Maybe a bit difficult for non Spanish speakers 'cause the use of a lot of words out of date)
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