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Réquiem por un campesino español (1985)

Paco is a young peasant who joins the Republican Party just before the start of the Spanish Civil War, only to become involved in that awful conflict.

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Credited cast:
Francisco Algora ...
Mari Carmen Alvarado ...
Abuela
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Don Cástulo
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Paco
Yolanda Botella ...
Amiga #1 Agueda
Susana Buen ...
Amiga #2 Agueda
Eduardo Calvo ...
Don Gumersindo
Fernando Caro ...
Invitado
Alfonso Castizo ...
Guarda Jurado
Pastor de Andorra ...
Himself
Teresa del Olmo ...
Amiga de la madre
Pilar Delgado ...
Mujer Carasol 3
Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
Don Valeriano
Antonio Ferrandis ...
Mosén Millán
Tony Fuentes ...
Médico
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Paco is a young peasant who joins the Republican Party just before the start of the Spanish Civil War, only to become involved in that awful conflict. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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Rekviem egy spanyol földművesért  »

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Novel GREAT!
8 December 2004 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Perhaps a close reading of the work by R.J Sender would allow readers to realize the greatness of the novel. Written while in exile, Sender reflects his view of Spain. The use of concise yet telling vocabulary and phrases which make you feel, smell and hear the action make for a great piece of literature. The boy actor in the film does no justice to the Paco Sender created but Banderas does an excellent job. Overall the film is close to the novel's feel. The characters hold true to the country folk feel. The use of the church bells and window for flashbacks is an excellent technique.

THe music follows along nicely and the structure is an easy to follow format.


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