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A un dios desconocido (1977)

| Drama | July 1982 (USA)
José, a homosexual magician of 50 years, lived his childhood in Granada (Spain). His father was a gardener in the Buendía house. There he once saw Federico García Lorca. One night of July ... See full summary »

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José
Xabier Elorriaga ...
Miguel (as Javier Elorriaga)
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Adela
Mirta Miller ...
Ana
Rosa Valenty ...
Clara (as Rosa Valenti)
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Mercedes
Margerita Mas ...
Soledad (as Margarita Mas)
José Pagán ...
Julio
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Soledad Joven
Emilio Siegrist ...
Jorge
Marisa Porcel
José Joaquín Boza ...
Pedro
Antonio Bermejo
Yelena Samarina
Antonio Chinarro
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José, a homosexual magician of 50 years, lived his childhood in Granada (Spain). His father was a gardener in the Buendía house. There he once saw Federico García Lorca. One night of July 1936, a group of fascists assassinated the father of José at the doors of the garden. Today José need to return to the place of his childhood. Maybe to recover the memory or perhaps to bury it permanently. And he also feels the need to unveil Miguel, his current lover, the most hidden of his feelings. Written by jsanchez

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A rewarding film of nuance of quiet revelation
19 June 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Its been a while since I saw this film but its stayed with me both visually and emotionally. To An Unknown God is a film about an aging man coming to terms with his (homo)sexuality and mortality. Its a film notable in key part for the lived-in, tough acting of Hector Alterio whose characterisation enhances the loneliness and isolation of a character yearning to escape his limitations while equally determined to face unashamedly the truth of his life and its finality. Its an unromantic film but one which aches with a coming-to-terms approach and which nonetheless offers moments of hard-fought care and affection. His relationship with a younger man here is tough but necessarily so - here is an older man who has spent his life not-being himself faced with the ultimate force of being alive in facing its approaching - though unknown

  • closure. As with all performance pieces, this is a film of nuance and


quiet revelation which is ultimately rewarding.




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