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¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)

 -  Drama | War  -  16 March 1990 (Spain)
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Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Andrés Pajares ...
Paulino (as Andres Pajares)
Gabino Diego ...
Gustavete
Maurizio De Razza ...
Teniente Ripamonte
José Sancho ...
Capitán (as Jose Sancho)
Mario De Candia ...
Bruno CTV 1º
Miguel Rellán ...
Teniente interrogador (as Miguel Angel Rellan)
Edward Zentara ...
Soldado polaco
Rafael Díaz ...
Centinela (as Rafael Diaz)
Chema Mazo ...
Alcalde
Antonio Fuentes ...
Alférez artillero
Mario Martín ...
Cacique (as Mario Martin)
Emilio del Valle ...
Cabo Cardoso
Silvia Casanova ...
Mujer presa
Alfonso Guirao ...
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Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into rebel territory by mistake. They are arrested, fear a firing squad, and receive a reprieve from an Italian Fascist commander who loves the theatre. He arranges a performance for his troops, bargaining with Paulino to stage a burlesque of the republic in exchange for the actors' freedom. Will the fiery and patriotic Carmela consent? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A touching drama with beautiful music
28 August 2007 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

I was only able to watch this beautiful movie recently, since the English subtitles appeared on the Internet. Pity it took someone so long to translate it. The film deals with the eternal dilemma of artists, torn apart between the urge to survive and to upheld some moral standards, in civil wars or during the enemy occupation. Under the skillful direction of Carlos Saura, all the actors performed superbly. The music is authentic and contemporary and sounds very convincing. After too many wars, the artist that entertained the enemy were often judged overly harshly. Not everybody is made to be a hero, and hunger is a very potent stimulant. The film is absolutely a must, but not for Fascist lovers, of course.


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