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Strange Voyage (1964)

El extraño viaje (original title)
| Comedy, Crime | 1964 (Spain)
Paquita and her brother Venancio, both single and childish, live in a small town near Madrid. Their bossy eldest sister Ignacia, also an old maid, dominates them. One night, Paquita hears ... See full summary »

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(as Fernando Fernan Gomez)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Larrañaga ...
Fernando
Tota Alba ...
Ignacia Vidal
Lina Canalejas ...
Beatriz López
Rafaela Aparicio ...
Paquita Vidal
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Venancio Vidal
Luis Marín ...
Pepe
María Luisa Ponte ...
Doña Teresa (as Mª Luisa Ponte)
Joaquín Roa ...
Graciliano
Xan das Bolas ...
Cosme
Goyo Lebrero ...
Félix
Emilio Santiago
Luis Domínguez Luna
Rafael Alcántara
Carola Fernán Gómez
Cayetano Torregrosa
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Paquita and her brother Venancio, both single and childish, live in a small town near Madrid. Their bossy eldest sister Ignacia, also an old maid, dominates them. One night, Paquita hears her sister tell somebody about her intention to sell all the family wealth. Once the money is gathered, she wishes to travel to Paris with the mysterious person and get rid of her brother and sister. Paquita and Venancio are terrified... Written by Babalú

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El crimen de Mazarrón  »

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Voted seventh best Spanish film by professionals and critics in 1996 Spanish cinema centenary. See more »

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"La canción del olvido
Written by José Serrano (as Serrano)
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A splendid film of Fernando Fernan Gomez, that mixes comedy, drama and intrigue
18 July 2010 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

In a small village of provinces, close to the capital, lives a family of three members: the dominant and serious "Ignacia" (Tota Alba) and two brothers timid and receding, called "Paquita" (Rafaela Aparicio) and "Venancio" (Jesus Franco). The life monotonous of the village is only broken on Saturdays, when a whole musical of Madrid "Los Guacamayos", comes to entertain with their songs the weekend. A Saturday of a storm, "Paquita" and "Venancio", timid, hear noises and are directed toward the room of her sister. There believe view a fourth person. His sister "Ignacia" denies "El extraño viaje" is a magnificent portrait of the time, where the village and its people are photographed without hiding any of the extravagant, whims and secrets that shared by all the Spaniards. It is a film that mixes terror, comedy, drama, and thriller, based distantly in an actual event called "the crime of Mazarrón", and the argument occurred to him to the master Luis G. Berlanga, nothing less.

The film gives the return to a series of topics Spaniards and stages, achieving, under a looks quite traditional, a film entirely modern and that has been, unfortunately, as something isolated in the Spanish cinema. "El extraño viaje" is one of those films that are not accommodated at the time the exhibited. Fernando Fernan Gomez, who was one of the first Spaniards actors in move to the address, in his work as director, left us several jewelry that in spite of the time still like, perhaps because they are stories with great simplicity, which show the simple life.

The film has a good photography of José F. Aguayo, and some magnificent natural scenes.

"El extraño viaje" has an indent impeccable that keeps you in suspense throughout the film. Fernan Gomez directs masterfully to their actors and ensures that all members of the cast are perfect.


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