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The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
"La casa de Bernarda Alba" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  3 April 1987 (Spain)
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After the death of her husband Bernada Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.

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Cast overview:
Irene Gutiérrez Caba ...
Bernarda Alba (as Irene Gutierrez Caba)
Ana Belén ...
Adela (as Ana Belen)
Florinda Chico ...
Enriqueta Carballeira ...
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Martirio (as Victoria Peña)
Aurora Pastor ...
Mercedes Lezcano ...
Pilar Puchol ...
Rosario García Ortega ...
Maria Josefa (as Rosario Garcia-Ortega)
Ana María Ventura ...
Prudencia (as Ana Maria Ventura)
Paula Soldevila ...
Muchacha (as Paula Borrell)
Álvaro Quiroga ...
Pepe el romano (as Alvaro Quiroga)
Fernanda de Utrera ...
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After the death of her husband Bernada Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.

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Poncia: Fifteen days after the wedding, men leave the bed for the table, and then the table for the tavern. Women who don't accept it end up crying in a corner.
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I had never heard of the play. I found this film to powerful for some of the same reasons the other people criticize it, particularly the claustrophobic feel. I wasn't sure I would watch the whole thing because it was such a disturbing/depressing story, but I ended appreciating the film very much by the end. Excellent casting, performances, and set design.

This movie evoked real anger from me. Projection and denial are nasty human afflictions, and this film conveys that superbly. I don't know if that was the goal of the original play, maybe the film maker took liberties.


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