Two friends discuss whether life is chosen on a free will basis or is ruled by Destiny. They agree the one who dies first will return to warn the other about his Fate, allowing him to change it for better -as long as he wants to listen.
José Luis Sáenz de Heredia
María Esperanza Navarro,
Fernando Fernán Gómez
A boy and a girl, both depressed, meet in a bar. Although they do not know each other, they start a tour at night through the bars in the city. As the night progresses, both are getting to know better.
José María Nunes
Womanizer suddenly finds a woman who makes him change the way he looks at women. He falls in love, and believes she is in fact all women in one. Because of that, he has to face an important... See full summary »
"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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