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The Ancines Woods (1970)

El bosque del lobo (original title)
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Benito Freire
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Pacucha
Antonio Casas ...
Abad
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Robert
Nuria Torray ...
Avelina
María Fernanda Ladrón de Guevara ...
Gabriela
Alfredo Mayo ...
Don Nicolás de Valcárcel
Víctor Israel ...
Lameiro
María Vico ...
Queiruga
Fernando Sánchez Polack ...
Vilairo (as Fernando Sánchez Polak)
Pedro Luis León ...
Minguiños
María Arias ...
Mujer de Nicolás
Porfiria Sanchíz ...
Vigaira (as Porfiría Sanchís)
Pilar Vela ...
Sabina
Lorenzo Rodríguez ...
Benito, niño
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One of the best Spanish films ever made
4 April 2008 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

If cinema is about moving your mind to another time or space, then this film is a masterpiece. Today, when you see an historical movie (at least an Spanish one), you can't help perceiving it just like several xxi century guys acting disguised like people of ancient times, but when you watch this movie you are literary moved 100 years ago, far way from your everyday life, and you can feel very well the darkness of these times, when the barrier among superstition and reality was confuse and someone like the mean character of the film, a miserable man unable to control his criminal impulses, could be confused with a "lobisome" (werewolf). In the other hand, on the contrary of most of American films, there is not unnecessary violence on this one and even when Benito Freire (the werewolf) is an assassin, as the film is going by you can just feel sorrow for him.


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