MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,405 this week

Blood Wedding (1981)
"Bodas de sangre" (original title)

 -  Music  -  9 March 1981 (Spain)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 921 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 13 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 27 Feb 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
 
a list of 58 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 781 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Blood Wedding" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Blood Wedding (1981)

Blood Wedding (1981) on IMDb 7.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Blood Wedding.
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tango (1998)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Cecilia Narova, Mía Maestro
The Hunt (1966)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three men go hunting rabbits during a hot day. Heat and talking about events happened in the past make them angry, until they go totally crazy.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Ismael Merlo, Alfredo Mayo, José María Prada
Fados (2007)
Documentary | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A drama steeped in Portugal's Fado music culture.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Camané, Carlos do Carmo
El Dorado (1988)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Omero Antonutti, Lambert Wilson, Eusebio Poncela
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The greedy relatives of an amnesic and paralytic 45 years old millionaire try him to recover his memory by any means.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Luchy Soto, Francisco Pierrá
Carmen I (1983)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Antonio Gades, Laura del Sol, Paco de Lucía
Fast, Fast (1981)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Berta Socuéllamos, Jose Antonio Valdelomar González, Jesús Arias
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An industrialist drives to the sea with his wife and best friend, who he thinks are starting an affair. As the two flirt, he becomes increasingly paranoid. Will he end his agony by killing ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Juan Luis Galiardo, Fernando Cebrián
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Lina Canalejas, Fernando Delgado
Dulces horas (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Assumpta Serna, Iñaki Aierra, Álvaro de Luna
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The young but traveled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family: the matriarch is a sick old woman obsessed by ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José María Prada
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Juan Diego, Fernando Guillén, Manuel de Blas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Gades ...
Cristina Hoyos ...
La Novia
Juan Antonio Jiménez ...
El Novio (as Juan Antonio Jimenez)
Carmen Villena ...
La Mujer
Pilar Cárdenas ...
La Madre
El Güito ...
Cuerpo de Baile
Lario Díaz ...
Cuerpo de Baile
Enrique Esteve ...
Cuerpo de Baile
Elvira Andrés ...
Cuerpo de Baile
Azucena Flores ...
Cuerpo de Baile
Cristina Gombau ...
Cuerpo de Baile
Marisa Neila ...
Cuerpo de Baile
Antonio Quintana ...
Cuerpo de Baile
Quico Franco ...
Cuerpo de Baile
Candy Román ...
Cuerpo de Baile (as Candy Roman)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dance | flamenco | based on play | See All (3) »

Genres:

Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 1981 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Wedding  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 46,746,685 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

At the 23 minute mark, a very large, directional boom-microphone enters the upper left portion of the screen, lingers noticeably and then is removed. See more »

Connections

Followed by Carmen (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

La nana
Performed by Marisol
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Flamenco portrayal
20 December 1999 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

In an attempt to transform Lorca's play into film, Saura has used the art of the popular Spanish tradition, Flamenco. Without ever uttering a word of dialogue, the performers of the Flamenco dance are able to portray the basic plot and themes of the original script, based on a true story. The basic plot, two lovers unable to be together, is generally easy to follow through the entirety of the dance. However, if ballet is not of personal interest, even the brief 70 minutes of this movie will seem an eternity. The entire second half of the film is Lorca's play in the form of dance. To add to the film's focus on dance, the first half shows the dancers warming up and preparing for their performance. This type of movie will appeal to those who can appreciate the art of dance and to those whose patience won't wear thin. For the full effect of Bodas de sangre, I would highly recommend Lorca's original version over the film.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Despierte la Novia!!! kraken67
Blood Wedding - on stage in London, Jan 2005 info-3328
See amazing alternative poster for Bodas de sangre czechmovieposters
Discuss Blood Wedding (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?