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 »
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 her and tries to seduce her, but she mockingly pushes him away from her. He then finds that Ana, his nurse, bears a troubling resemblance to Elena. He decides to gradually transform Ana into Elena... Written by
Early in the movie, Julian removes an LP from it's sleeve and places it on the turntable. The LP has a black RCA Nipper and speaker label but the sleeve has the distinctive yellow logo of Deutsche Grammophon records. See more »
A very proper, very religious and very conservative doctor is infatuated by his best friend's free spirited wife, who in turn is faithful to his liberal husband Spain during Franco.but this is far from everyday love triangle melodrama ,since this is only a metaphor for Spain during Franco . How does a man belonging and believing in a repressive society act? Magnificent performance by Geraldine Chaplin makes this film one of the best I have seen of Carlos Saura.Not surprisingly, the film is dedicated to Luis Bunuel.
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