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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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Abuela
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Don Cástulo
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Paco
Yolanda Botella ...
Amiga #1 Agueda
Susana Buen ...
Amiga #2 Agueda
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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
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Don Valeriano
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Mosén Millán
Tony Fuentes ...
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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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Much better than the book
12 March 2002 | by (East Yorkshire, UK) – See all my reviews



A young Antonio Banderas takes the lead in this adaptation of one of the dullest books i've ever had the misfortune to read. The story follows a Spanish priest who's preparing to deliver a Requiem Mass to pay tribute to a local youngster who was brutally murdered during the Civil War.

Surprisingly, the story lends itself much more satisfyingly to film than is does to literature, and Banderas gives a truly sympathetic performance which grips the viewer right up until the inevitably tragic ending.

Highly recommended. But don't bother with the novel.


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