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El amor brujo (1986)

PG | | Music, Drama | 23 December 1986 (USA)
In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later, the unfaithful José marries Candela but while defending his lover Lucía in a brawl, he... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carmelo
Cristina Hoyos ...
Candela
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Lucía
Juan Antonio Jiménez ...
José (as Juan Antonio Jimenez)
Emma Penella ...
Tía Rosario
La Polaca ...
Pastora
Gómez de Jerez ...
El Lobo / Cantaor (as Gomez de Jerez)
Enrique Ortega ...
Padre de José
Diego Pantoja ...
Padre de Candela
Giovana ...
Rocío
Maria Campano ...
(as Mari Campano)
Candy Román ...
Chulo (as Candy Roman)
Enrique Pantoja
Manolo Sevilla ...
Cantaor
Antonio Solera ...
Guitarrista
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Storyline

In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later, the unfaithful José marries Candela but while defending his lover Lucía in a brawl, he is stabbed to death. Carmelo, who secretly loves Candela since he was a boy, is arrested while helping José and unfairly sent to prison. Four years later he is released and declares his love for Candela. However, the woman is cursed by a bewitched love and every night she goes to the place where José died to dance with his ghost. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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23 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Carlos Saura Dance Trilogy, Part 3: El Amor Brujo  »

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Candela: [Under the spell of the ghost of her dead husband José] He's calling me. But I don't want to go! He's chasing me. I'm too weak. What can I do?
Carmelo: Calm down. Calm down.
Candela: What can I do, Carmelo?
Carmelo: Let's leave this place.
Candela: And go where?
Carmelo: Anywhere far from here.
Candela: He'll follow us everywhere, to the ends of the earth... What can I do?
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Follows Carmen (1983) See more »

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A stunning film
15 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliant film, one of Carlos Saura's best. It is essentially a ballet, laced with gorgeous music and moving photography. I've seen it three times and have enjoyed it more each time.

This isn't a teen flick, of course, and will not appeal to everyone. But for people serious about music, dance, and drama, this shouldn't be missed.


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