In 1939, José Garcés is in French prison camp after the defeat of Spain's Republicans. To entertain and inspire his fellow prisoners, he tells the story of becoming a man in 1919, the year ... See full summary »
Antonio José Betancor
A teenager who went missing and was presumed dead returns home after eight years to find a family deeply affected by his disappearance. Gradually, doubts arise about whether he really is the missing boy or an impostor.
Hazing (Novatos) a feature film based on the director's true story. The story of Alex, a fresher who rejects hazing, and Carla, a fresher who doesn't care too much about it. Between them, ... See full summary »
This 1980 Spanish film came on the other night on a cable channel. Not having an idea what it was all about, we decided to take a chance. The main attraction was that Argentine actor, Hector Alterio, was in it, also the beautiful Emma Suarez, and Fernando Rey were featured in the cast. Alas, judging by the end result, this film does not add anything to the careers of the principals.
The film, as directed by Miguel Angel Rivas, does not go anywhere. It is based on a novel by Rosa Chacel, and the director assisted in its transfer to the screen. To be fair, the copy shown was badly faded. The original colors, which one can see were vivid, now had a washed out look. It was shot in Cuenca, a magical city of Spain and in Valladolid, although not much of it appears in the picture. "Memorias De Leticia Valle" takes place in the early days of the twentieth century.
The young Leticia, a teen ager, lives at home with his ailing father, whose malady is never explained, and an aunt. She is being taught by a piano teacher, Luisa, whose husband also gets involved becoming the girl's private tutor. He develops a passion for his pupil, something that will end badly for everyone.
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