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Fast, Fast (1981)

Deprisa, deprisa (original title)
Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.

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Complete credited cast:
Berta Socuéllamos ...
Ángela (as Berta Socuellamos)
Jose Antonio Valdelomar González ...
Pablo (as Jose Antonio Valdelomar)
Jesús Arias ...
Meca (as Jesus Arias)
José María Hervás Roldán ...
Sebas (as Jose Mª Hervas)
María del Mar Serrano ...
María (as Maria del Mar Serrano)
Consuelo Pascual ...
Abuela
André Falcon ...
Cajero (as Andre Falcon)
Yves Arcanel ...
Interventor
Yves Barsacq ...
Luis (as Ives Barsacq)
Suzy Hannier ...
Martita
Alain Doutey ...
Guarda
Joaquín Escola ...
Doctor (as Joaquin Escola)
Matías Prats ...
Locutor (as Matias Prats)
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Storyline

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

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Crime | Drama

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25 March 1981 (France)  »

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ESP 36,000,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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The flat that appears in the film is near Vallecas Villa RENFE Station. The building is still there. But now there are roads and gardens surrounding the place. You can find the place writing this in Google Maps: 40.382615,-3.620963 See more »

Soundtracks

Caramba, carambita
Written by Rafael de León (as León), Manuel Clavero (as Clavero) and Paco de Lucía (as Lucía)
Performed by Los Marismeños
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Gorgeous and Sensuous.
17 January 2004 | by (Cyberia) – See all my reviews

This movie makes beautiful use of Flamenco music, and does it better than any I've seen. Carlos Saura obviously cares deeply about the medium, as he also made a movie called Flamenco (although it's just a concert piece).

The story is very basic; it deals with the adventures of young street-criminals in Madrid who graduate from car-theft to bank-robbery. What's interesting is the way Saura makes us care about these "hijos de nadie", who are kind and decent people 50% of the time, and feel they have no future in regular society. But the movie never sentimentalizes them - they do exactly what you'd expect such people to do.

Dialogue is kept to a minimum; a lot of the communication is via the graceful gestures the Spanish are so good at. This allows extra time for the soundtrack, and it really gets you into the spirit of the film, which is really more like dance than acting.

Flamenco originated among the dispossessed, among beggars and gypsies condemned to live in waste places and junkyards on the edge of town, and the scenes of the barren housing-projects on the fringes of Madrid really bring this feeling to life.

Deprisa, Deprisa conveys a better understanding of the spirit of Flamenco than more elegant movies dedicated to the subject. (And Carlos Saura is a genius).


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