This adaptation of the famous novel from Juan Marse is not as known as it deserves. Love and ambition in a social contrast plot, sometimes dramatic and other even tragicomic, but very realistic. The set design of Barcelona in the fifty's, during the Franco era, is extremely well achieved, Patricia Adriani (Maruja) and Maribel Martin (Teresa) are beautiful and their acting is also very good, as well as Juanjo Puigcorbé (Juan) and especially Angel Alcazar (Manolo), very adequate for the leading role, and with an acting that reminds of a mixture of Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift.
Anyway, if you want to have fun and laugh with an Spanish movie, don't choose this, because the story is sad and also very hard. But if you want something that can makes you think about, this is a very good movie
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