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Blood Wedding (1981)

Bodas de sangre (original title)
Group of dancers put Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' on stage, the tragic play about a married man who is still in love with his ex girlfriend, and tries to get back to her despite her planned wedding.

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Cast

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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)
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Group of dancers put Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' on stage, the tragic play about a married man who is still in love with his ex girlfriend, and tries to get back to her despite her planned wedding.

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9 March 1981 (Spain)  »

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Trivia

In 1968 it was announced that Anthony Quinn would star and direct this for MGM. See more »

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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

Version of Blood Wedding (1938) See more »

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Ay, mi sombrero
Performed by Pepe Blanco
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Even If You Care Little For Dance
5 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You will be mesmerized by this beautifully filmed production of Blood Wedding. The plot (of sorts):a dress rehearsal of an upcoming production of the classic Flamenco ballet is viewed,with the various dancers,musicians,etc. arriving one by one,with the dance taking up the bulk of the film. This was the first part of a quartet of films focusing on Flamenco culture (the others being Saura's Flamenco adaptation of 'Carmen','Love The Magician',and 'Flamenco'--all worth seeking out on DVD,or even better,a screening in a cinema proper,if you can find a cinema that is reviving Saura's films). Emotional,passionate music is also a key player that acts as the backdrop,as well as the usual sumptuous photography & editing that is typical of any Carlos Saura production. At least a couple of different cuts of the film seem to be available (most European editions clock in at around 72 minutes,but there is a 67 minute cut,as well).Spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,but nothing to offend even the most ardent prude.


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