Angel is a poacher who lives in the forest with his domineering mother. One day he goes to the city and meets Milagros, an escapee from a reform school and the lover of a known criminal so he takes her to his house in the mountains.

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(as Jose L. Borau)

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(screenplay) (as Manuel Gutierrez), (screenplay) (as Jose L. Borau)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lola Gaos ...
Martina
Ovidi Montllor ...
Ángel
Alicia Sánchez ...
Milagros (as Alicia Sanchez)
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Cura
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Gobernador (as Jose L. Borau)
Felipe Solano ...
Cuqui
José Luis Heredia ...
Secretario (as Jose Luis Heredia)
Erasmo Pascual ...
Armero
José Riesgo ...
Salvita (as Jose Riesgo)
Beni Deus ...
Gonzalo
Antonio Gamero ...
Guarda
Simón Arriaga ...
Cabo (as Simon Arriaga)
Francisco Ortuño ...
Guardia
Eulalia Boya ...
Monja
Fernando Villena ...
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Angel is a poacher who lives in the forest with his domineering mother. One day he goes to the city and meets Milagros, an escapee from a reform school and the lover of a known criminal so he takes her to his house in the mountains.

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21 September 1977 (France)  »

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The role of the Governor was offered to José Luis López Vázquez, but when he couldn't do it and with little time to start shooting, the director José Luis Borau casted himself, by insistence of co-writer Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. See more »

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Un rayo de sol
Written by Claude Carrère, Daniel Vangarde and Amado Jaén
Performed by Los Diablos
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Perhaps, one of the best Spanish films ever
8 October 2008 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This film is so grim and haunting... It is one of the best representations of the Spanish golden age of cinema during the seventies. I can think of only a handful of films that achieved similar levels of craftsmanship and atmosphere: 'La Prima Angélica' (1974) and 'Cría Cuervos' (1976) by Saura are probably the finest examples.

'Furtivos' is a poetic metaphor of the dark times Spain lived during the dictatorship without being too political. The mother and the son, living isolated in the forest, are themselves the representation of the relationship between people and government at the time.

A must if you want to understand Spanish cinema and Spanish culture during those difficult times when Franco was dying (it was released two months before his death). It shows more than many other films without being too obvious, which is a relief if you don't like 'didactic' films.


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