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El crack (1981)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Private detective Germán Areta gets a terminally ill client who wishes to see his long lost, runaway daughter before he dies. But when Areta starts looking into case, that leads him to the ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Alfredo Landa, María Casanova, Manuel Tejada
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
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Lolita Sevilla, Manolo Morán, José Isbert
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Rafael Alonso, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Jaime Ganivel , Catalan manufacturer of mechanical porters , attends with her lover on a hunt to relate to important people. The farm where it is organized is full of strange characters.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Rafael Alonso, Luis Escobar, Antonio Ferrandis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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 | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: María Adánez, Francisco Algora, Manuel Andrés
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The movie tells the story of a family of comedians that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's. Life gets very tough for them since they cannot compete any longer with cinema. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez
Stars: José Sacristán, Laura del Sol, Juan Diego
Drama | Romance
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Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Ana Fernández, Agustín González
Drama
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Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: José Sacristán, Fiorella Faltoyano, Antonio Gamero
Drama
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The film tells the story of the relationship and friendship of two men who are both very much affected by the cinema: Both of them are writers, one of books the other of screenplays.

Director: José Luis Garci
Stars: Adolfo Marsillach, Jesús Puente, María Casanova
Surcos (1951)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The struggles of a Spanish family as it emigrates from the country to Madrid circa 1950.

Director: José Antonio Nieves Conde
Stars: Luis Peña, María Asquerino, Francisco Arenzana
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José Bódalo ...
Manuel Lorenzo ...
Rafael de Penagos ...
Miguel Sampedro
Agustín González ...
Bombilla
Arturo Fernández ...
Don Gregorio
José Manuel Cervino ...
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Maite Marchante
José Yepes ...
Macarra
José Luis Merino ...
Meri
Fernando Bilbao ...
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María Adánez ...
Niña (as María Adanés)
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1 August 1983 (Spain)  »

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The Crack II  »

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ESP 91,253,892 (Spain)
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Alfredo Landa considered this his best performance, arguing he injected a lot of his personal traits into the character. See more »

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Essential film of Spanish Noir Cinema
31 May 2013 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

It's a great sequel that serves as the culmination of the history of the character "German Areta", "El Crack" 1981. Both involve the "raid" on the black film by Spanish director, is a genre in which there are few films of this level, but Garci always expressed his admiration.

The "adventure" in the "Noir Cinema" of Garci involves changing characters by actors who used to other roles. As a "Bogart" we have a unique gorgeous Alfredo Landa acting in his character as cold type, shrewd and calculating.

Just as with "The Godfather, Part II", this film can also say that this up to the first part. It's a great Spanish Noir film. It's a film that captures and engages the viewer from beginning to end. Garci presents us with wonderful planes, night views, sunsets and sunrises over Madrid.

Alfredo Landa's interpretation is marvelous along with Joseph Bódalo and Miguel Rellán. An original plot and style surprise Chandler novels. We emphasize that ending with the plane of the aircraft. Definitely it's a masterpiece of our Noir Cinema, absolutely essential.


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