A work of Valle-Inclán, the story takes place in Galicia in the early twentieth century. To escape poverty, the wife of a sacristan uses a hydrocephalic child as a sideshow attraction. This causes a confrontation with her sister-in-law.

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Mari Gaila
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Pedro Gailo
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Séptimo Miau
Esperanza Roy ...
Rosa la Tatula
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Marica del Reino
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Miguelín
Víctor Rubio
Rebeca Tébar ...
Simoniña
Tito García
Ofelia Angélica
Ernesto Chao
Nicolás Dueñas ...
Conde Polaco
Dorotea Bárcena
Luis Ciges
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A work of Valle-Inclán, the story takes place in Galicia in the early twentieth century. To escape poverty, the wife of a sacristan uses a hydrocephalic child as a sideshow attraction. This causes a confrontation with her sister-in-law.

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15 September 1987 (Spain)  »

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Boskie slowa  »

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The Spanish Church protested the scene where Ana Belén is nude in front of a church, and asked the producers for a theological reason to why the nudity was necessary. See more »

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Version of Divinas palabras (1978) See more »

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O Salutaris Hostia
Performed by Ana Belén
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