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Cria Cuervos (1976)
"Cría cuervos" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  18 May 1977 (USA)
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In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their ... See full summary »

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Maria - The Mother / Ana - The Daughter as an Adult
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Paulina - The Aunt
Florinda Chico ...
Rosa
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Héctor Alterio ...
Anselmo
Germán Cobos ...
Nicolás Garontes
Mirta Miller ...
Amelia Garontes
Josefina Díaz ...
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Conchita Pérez ...
Irene
Mayte Sanchez ...
Maite (as Maite Sánchez)
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In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl, fascinated by death, after seeing her mother having a painful death and her father dead in bed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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ESP 96,752,812 (Spain) (3 March 2000)
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The title in Spanish stems from the phrase "Raise ravens and they'll pluck out your eyes". The equivalent phrase in English would be "you reap what you sow". See more »

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Maite: My mother died before I was born.
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My favourite film of all time
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I have seen several thousand films in my life and this one became the top one almost instantly. Ever since I have watched it several times and it has never failed to impress and delight me - it even increases the sense of mystery undelying in its baroque and compelling history. On my opinion, it is Carlos Saura's masterpiece and perhaps the best film ever made about the mysterious inner world children live in and create. There is so much to be enjoyed in this film, that a conventional review will not make it justice.


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