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The Lame Pigeon (1995)
"El palomo cojo" (original title)

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A ten years old child, sick, comes to his grandparents house for a summer. The visitors and neighbours will make his stay very amusing.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
María Barranco ...
Mary
Francisco Rabal ...
Tío Ricardo
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Tía Victoria
Joaquín Kremel ...
Tío Ramón
Valeriano Andrés ...
Abuelo
Amparo Baró ...
Reglita
María Massip ...
Tía Blanca
María Galiana ...
Abuela
Tomás Zori ...
Bisabuela
Asunción Balaguer ...
Tata Caridad
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Adoración
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Niño
Concha Rabal ...
Pescadera (as Conchita Rabal)
Idilio Cardoso ...
Ose
Paco De Osca ...
Cura (as Francisco de Osca)
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A ten years old child, sick, comes to his grandparents house for a summer. The visitors and neighbours will make his stay very amusing.

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6 October 1995 (Spain)  »

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A sánta galamb  »

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Impressive, star-studded Spanish period drama
18 April 2000 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This 1995 drama, based on the best-selling Spanish novel of the same name is quite impressive at many levels. It is a moving family drama reflecting the realities of Spanish society in the early 50's. It is rich in period detail from art direction to dialogues, colorful characters, make-up, and all-around look and feeling. The ensemble cast is stunning featuring legendary Spanish actor, Francisco Ribal (grandfather of the now famous Liberto - star of Almodovar's LIVE FLESH/Carne Tremula), and four of the country's best actresses in film today: Carmen Maura, Maria Barranco, Ana Torrent and Maria Galiana. It is a coming of age story in juxtaposition with a passing of age story , namely that of the Rabal character (an aging, alienated family patriarch who compares himself with his pet "limp dove," hence the title). This bird who can no longer fly, nevertheless tries to influence the future of his great nephew, who is about to begin taking flight. This great uncle must exert his influence, under difficult family pressures, coming from a variety of eccentric characters, not the least of whom is the family's long-time housekeeper. The movie is one of the best Spanish dramas of the mid 90's.


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