MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,831 this week

The Cuenca Crime (1980)
"El crimen de Cuenca" (original title)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 357 users  
Reviews: 3 user

El 21 de agosto de 1910, en el pueblo de Osa de la Vega, provincia de Cuenca, desaparece el pastor José María Grimaldos... See full synopsis »

Director:

(as Pilar Miro)

Writers:

(as Pilar Miro) , (idea), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1530 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 Oct 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Cuenca Crime" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Cuenca Crime (1980)

The Cuenca Crime (1980) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Cuenca Crime.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Pepi is raped by the policeman who catches her growing marijuana in her apartment. She seeks revenge by getting his masochist wife to leave him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Carmen Maura, Félix Rotaeta, Alaska
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Aranda
Stars: Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdú
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Nobel prize winner returns to his natal city looking for his home.

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Antonio Ferrandis, Encarna Paso, José Bódalo
Belle Epoque (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Sanz, Penélope Cruz
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal
Tristana (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-liked and well-known because of his honorable ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Julio Medem
Stars: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martínez, Nancho Novo
Viridiana (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A sensitive seven-year-old girl living in 1940 in a small Spanish village is traumatized after viewing the movie "Frankenstein" and drifts into her own fantasy world.

Director: Víctor Erice
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Spain, 1960's. People from a very poor family work in the country, at the service of a rich family of landowners...

Director: Mario Camus
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Terele Pávez, Belén Ballesteros
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Amparo Muñoz, Fernando Fernán Gómez
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amparo Soler Leal ...
Varona
Héctor Alterio ...
Isasa (as Hector Alterio)
Daniel Dicenta ...
Gregorio
José Manuel Cervino ...
León
Mary Carrillo ...
Juana
Francisco Casares ...
Taboada
Eduardo Calvo ...
Amo
José Vivó ...
Don Rufo (as Jose Vivo)
Félix Rotaeta ...
Secretario (as Felix Rotaeta)
Guillermo Montesinos ...
José María Grimaldos López 'El Cepa'
Pedro del Río ...
Alvarez-Neyra
Mercedes Sampietro ...
Alejandra
Nicolás Dueñas ...
Juez primero (as Nicolas Dueñas)
Antonio Canal ...
Labarga
Juan Jesús Valverde ...
Jáuregui (as Juan Jesus Valverde)
Edit

Storyline

El 21 de agosto de 1910, en el pueblo de Osa de la Vega, provincia de Cuenca, desaparece el pastor José María Grimaldos... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 August 1981 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

The Cuenca Crime  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When they were arrested it was stated that they were to be held in solitary confinement. They are then immediately shown being held in the same cell. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Injustice is the worst of evils
2 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

When the movie came out in Madrid in 1981, I had to queue for 1 hour two days before the release in order to buy a ticket. Franco was dead and buried but the Spanish public was craving for truth about the past and this movie seemed to provide some kind of truth : the past involvement of Guardia Civil in tortures.

I remember the public sitting and watching religiously. Dictatorship had ended 6 years before but the fear of reprisals on the movie theatre was still palpable.

Not withstanding the historical and political context of its release, the film is interesting, not slanderous, which means it is not a caricature, and I can remember a few scenes artistically shot. One really feels for the two wrongly convicted characters. What does an innocent man think when he is unduly imprisonned ? Food for thought in many countries...and not necessarily the ones one has in mind.

The movie (7/10) also showed us that Spanish cinema had survived the 36 years of franquism.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Cuenca Crime (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?