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Cousin Angelica (1974)
"La prima Angélica" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  October 1974 (USA)
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When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Luis (as Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez)
Lina Canalejas ...
Angélica
Fernando Delgado ...
Anselmo
María Clara Fernández de Loaysa ...
Angélica niña (as Mª Clara Fernandez de Loyasa)
Pedro Sempson ...
Padre de Luis
María de la Riva ...
Abuela (as Maria de la Riva)
Marisa Porcel
Antonio Canal ...
Soldado (as Tony Canal)
Pedrín Fernández ...
(as Pedrin Fernandez)
Trinidad Rugero
José Villasante ...
(as Jose Villasante)
Josefina Díaz ...
Tía Pilar
Lola Cardona ...
Tía Pilar
Encarna Paso ...
Madre de Luis
José Luis Heredia ...
Felipe Sagún (as Jose L. Heredia)
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When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he spent his summer of 1936 with her. He meets his cousin Angelica, who was his first love, living on the first floor with her husband and daughter, and he recalls his childhood in times of the Spanish Civil War entwined with the present. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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ESP 90,596,180 (Spain) (3 September 1999)
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The film is dedicated to Oona and Charlie. The names refer to Oona O'Neill and Charles Chaplin, the parents of Geraldine Chaplin, Carlos Saura's partner by the time of release of the film. See more »

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One of the most important movies in historical Spanish cinema
11 June 2008 | by (Barcelona, Catalunya) – See all my reviews

"La prima Angélica" (1974) is one of the most sensitive and important movies of Carlos Saura. Set in 1974, one of the most transcendental moments in Spain with the debacle of franquism, the film is a wonderful portrayal of the effects of the Spanish civil war in a family and the love that Luis -great José Luis López Vázquez- feels about his cousine Angélica -beautiful Lina Canalejas-. The childhood, the adolescence of both -Luis and Angélica- and their forbidden love is seen in the past and in the present with a nice nostalghia. Carlos Saura creates a great love story with an historical background -spanish civil war- and shows to the audience a passional game between past and present reality. "La prima Angélica" is for me one of the most important movies of the Spanish Cinema. This is one of the masterpieces of Carlos Saura.


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