José María "El Tempranillo" fleeing from justice, takes refuge in Sierra Morena. After a period of hard learning, he becomes the leader of a group of bandits.

Director:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Hunt (1966)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three men go hunting rabbits during a hot day. Heat and talking about events happened in the past make them angry, until they go totally crazy.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Ismael Merlo, Alfredo Mayo, José María Prada
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Barcelona, 1860. Mr. Esteve, owner of a prosperous haberdashery and proud of his son Ramón, attends the christening of his grandson. Twenty years later, Ramón passes away and Mr. Esteve ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Neville
Stars: Mari Ángeles Acevedo, Fernando Aguirre, Manuel Arbó
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from Africa and has just married a beautiful young blonde, Elena. Julian falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis López Vázquez, Alfredo Mayo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The young but travelled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family: the matriarch is a sick old woman obsessed by ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José María Prada
Los golfos (1960)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Julián, Ramón, Juan, el Chato, Paco and Manolo are a bunch of scoundrels and members of the Spanish youth, who until now have not paid attention more than in the police stations. Boys of ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Manuel Zarzo, Luis Marín, Óscar Cruz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Lina Canalejas, Fernando Delgado
Honeycomb (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Teresa is like a child. She is frustrated with her childless existence and suspects her husband of being unfaithful. She and her husband play games with each other, tempting fate.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Per Oscarsson, Teresa del Río
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Adolfo, a thirty something security guard, is going through a bad patch. Not only his lifetime girlfriend has just to finished with him to be a guy with no ambition but, moreover, he ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera
Stars: Imanol Arias, Quim Gutiérrez, Alexandra Jiménez
Jeromín (1953)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story of Juan de Austria, called Jeromín as a child, who unaware of his royal ascent is taken by a nobleman to live near emperor Carlos of Spain.

Director: Luis Lucia
Stars: Ana Mariscal, Rafael Durán, Jaime Blanch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The Capitana ship departs from Seville to the West Indies. There travel don Antonio, his wife Estrella and their daughters Leonor and Trinidad. On the high seas a stowaway is discovered, a ... See full summary »

Director: Florián Rey
Stars: Paola Barbara, Manuel Luna, José Nieto
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The greedy relatives of an amnesic and paralytic 45 years old millionaire try him to recover his memory by any means.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Luchy Soto, Francisco Pierrá
Fast, Fast (1981)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Berta Socuéllamos, Jose Antonio Valdelomar González, Jesús Arias
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
José María 'El Tempranillo'
...
María Jerónima
...
Pedro Sánchez
...
El Lutos
...
El Sotillo
Silvia Solar ...
Marquesa de los Cerros
...
Antonio (as Fernando S. Polack)
...
El Lero
José Manuel Martín ...
El Tuerto
...
Capitán Leoncio Valdés
Venancio Muro ...
Jiménez
Rafael Romero ...
El gitano
...
El verdugo
Antonio Buero Vallejo ...
El esbirro
Rafael Azqueta ...
El cura
Edit

Storyline

José María "El Tempranillo" fleeing from justice, takes refuge in Sierra Morena. After a period of hard learning, he becomes the leader of a group of bandits.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gang | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

6 February 1970 (Czechoslovakia)  »

Also Known As:

A Carga dos Rebeldes  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the initial scene, a bailiff reads a death sentence from the scaffold while the executioner prepares to execute it. The first is played by the famous playwright Antonio Buero Vallejo and the executioner none other than the filmmaker Luis Buñuel. Considering that, in real life, both suffered great repression by Franco's regime (after the Spanish civil war, Buero Vallejo was sentenced to death, although he was later commuted to prison for several years, and Buñuel was forced into exile) , the sarcasm proposed by Saura is more than evident. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Miguel Picazo, un cineasta extramuros (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Popular music and songs
Adapted by Pedro del Valle
Performed by Rafael Romero and Luisa Romero
Guitarist: Pedro del Valle hijo
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Colorful adventure movie about Andalucian bandits , plenty of thrills , action and spectacular battles
6 July 2017 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This motion picture is a Spanish/Italian Co-production well realized by Carlos Saura . It packs gorgeous landscapes , charming cinematography , imaginative soundtrack and luxurious costumes ; all meld together under Carlos Saura's enjoyable direction . It is set during the 19th century , Sierra Morena , Zahara De La Sierra , Ronda , Andalucia where had been proliferating ruthless bandits , who alone or in bands , engulfing the region with merciless assaults and ominous murders . For ironies of history , many bandits were good benefactors of the humble and unfortunate people , giving rise to the glamorous as well as romantic legends of the generous Andalucian Bandidos .In fact, almost all of them were selfish and ambitious men , who could not be expected no sense humanitarian . These Bandoleros seem to have a whole praise by singing "Coplas of blind" sung in couplets and romances of blind singers which dedicated to bandits as "Lucero" , ¨Luis Candelas¨ , or ¨Cura Merino¨ . As "El Tempranillo", whose name runs throughout the mountains and villages , being relentlessly frightened and hated by townsfolk . As El Tempranillo and his gang were cruel and savage outlaws that infested the area from Sierra Morena and surroundings . It begins with José María "El Tempranillo" (Francisco Rabal) fleeing from justice , takes refuge in Sierra Morena , Andalucia and joins forces with a band (Manuel Zarzo , Fernando Sanchez Polack , Philippe Leroy) . After a period of hard learning , José Maria uses all kind of shrewdness in order to infiltrate himself and to lead the bunch . Shortly after , there takes place his deadly confrontation to ruthless leader El Lutos (Lino Ventura) and he becomes the chief of the group of bandits . But his wife María Jerónima(Lea Massari) is detained and he then seeks vendetta . As soon as José Maria turns into band leader , the gang carries out attacks , kidnappings , blackmails and killings , including spectacular battles against Fernando VII troops .

Based on real story of a known ¨Bandolero¨ , El Tempranillo , a rebel and liberal outlaw who operated in Sierra Morena . King Fernando VII attempted to defeat these bandits or Bandoleros by large garrisons called ¨Migueletes¨ . Tempranillo formed a numerous band , about 50 men , as "El Lero", "El Venitas", "El De La Torre" o "El Veneno". Many of them were heroes in Guerra De La Independencia against the French . His most famous assault was in Écija, when attacked a stagecoach and took a big amount of money from Treasury . In 1832, Fernando VII conceded a pardon for all the bandits who not return to banditry . "El Tempranillo" told his underlings to follow him and to leave banditry , and if they go on the assaults , ¨Tempranillo¨ himself will carry them to gallows . "El Lero", "El Venitas" y "La Torre" accepted the proposition ; but "El Veneno" renounced , and he was pursued and condemned . Later on , Tempranillo had an ambush and was double-crossed by an old partner "el Barberillo" who shot to him , dying at 28 years old .

This ¨Tortilla¨ adventure "Weeping for a Bandit" is filled with thrills , intrigue , chases and breathtaking confrontations with precious rousing original music by Carlo Rustichelli and luminous cinematography by Juan Julio Baena . This traditional ¨Bandido¨ movie made in Andaluzi-Western style contains nice action , pursuits , attacks and exuberant outdoors . Decent screenplay dealing with ambition , revenge and redemption that turn out to be the main axis of the plot . Although the story has been told before , appropriate filmmaking and over-the-top acting win out , as it results in a very fine adventure flick . It is a combination of intense drama and full of villainy , betrayal , romance , heroism and redemption . Fine acting by Francisco Rabal as a bandit who joins a dangerous band to rob and destroy enemy troops . Director Saura took advantage of the marvelous exteriors from filming locations such as : Aranjuez, Colmenar De Oreja , Madrid , Puerto de la Morcuera, Rascafría, Madrid ; Cazorla, La Iruela, Jaén ; El Higueral, Priego De Córdoba, Iznájar , Lucena , Córdoba ; Seseña, Toledo , and shooting a hastily assembled attractive picture . In the movie appears usual support actors of the fifties and sixties , such as: José Manuel Martín , Antonio Prieto , Silvia Solar , Venancio Muro , Ángel Álvarez , Agustín González , Fernando Sánchez Polack , Gabriele Tinti and filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Antonio Buero Vallejo, among others

This is a good-natured colorful romp with glamorous cinematography shot in natural scenarios , who gives us an accurate ambiance of the times is developed , though a perfect remastering being necessary because of the copy is slightly washed-out . In addition , an evocative musical score , including Andalucian popular Coplas and traditional songs . ¨ Weeping for a bandit¨ turns to be a good and attractive film . In my opinion this is one of the best films to come out of Carlos Saura in the decade of the 60s . Rating : Above average for its worthwhile mingle of drama , action and adventure .


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?