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The Search (1966)

La busca (original title)



(novel) (as D. Pio Baroja), | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Penella ...
Sara Lezana ...
Hugo Blanco ...
El Bizco
Lola Gaos ...
Coral Pellicer ...
Cándida Losada ...
Leandra (as Candida Losada)
María Bassó
María Elena Flores
Luis Marín ...
Fernando Sánchez Polack ...
Tomás (as Fernando Sánchez Polak)
Paul Ellis ...
(as Manuel Granada)
Rafael Alcántara ...
Don Norberto
José Carabias ...
José María Prada ...


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6 November 1967 (Spain)  »

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Poszukiwanie  »

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A reference in the Spanish cinema of the 60s
29 December 2015 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"La Busca" shows the plight many people to leave their villages and go to Madrid in search of a better future. This situation is involved "Manuel" (Jacques Perrin), who arrives in Madrid as an innocent country boy and for various reasons is drawn into the world of crime.

Its director Angelino Fons, made the film adaptation of the novel by Pío Baroja, "La Busca" (1904), within the trend set by the "New Spanish Cinema" (which was supported by the EOC and Garcia Escudero)

This film style of films like "La Caza," "El Inquilino" or "Surcos" belongs to Spanish Neorealism and the dissident and critical trend with the "politically correct" cinematic model,. Hence the metaphorical marked accent "La Busca", to get through censorship.

This Angelino Fons film set in the late nineteenth Madrid, but could easily be extrapolated to the social reality of the war and the time of production. The interpretations are correct, especially the French Perrin (awarded "Volpi Cup") and Emma Penella playing the prostitute "Rosa", although there is other characters very good as "Petra" the mother of "Manuel" (Lola Gaos) or the "Bizco" (Hugo Blanco).

The good work of Angelino Fons in the direction noted in the stress they cause in the viewer the scene of the stabbing in the festival and the final fight between "Manuel" and "Bizco".

Photography and music contribute to make this film; one of the leaders of the Spanish cinema of the early 60's "La Busca" is a great opportunity to rediscover a type of Spanish cinema away from the popular themes of folklore and local customs more rooted in our Spanish Cinema, to realize that there was high quality movies with a different vision.

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