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The Dog in the Manger (1996)

El perro del hortelano (original title)
Diana, Duchess of Belflor, is a smart and attractive young lady who is in love with his secretary Teodoro, but he is engaged to Marcela, a lady-in-waiting of the Duchess. Diana, driven by ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Diana - condesa de Belflor (as Emma Suarez)
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Teodoro (as Carmelo Gomez)
Fernando Conde ...
Tristán
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Marcela
Miguel Rellán ...
Fabio (as Miguel Rellan)
Juan Gea ...
Federico
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Ricardo
Maite Blasco ...
Anarda
Rafael Alonso ...
Ludovico
José Lifante ...
Octavio (as Jose Lifante)
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Dorotea
Vicente Díez ...
Celio (as Vicente Diez)
Cesáreo Estébanez ...
Leónido (as Cesareo Estebanez)
Diego Carvajal ...
Camilo
Vicente Cuesta ...
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Diana, Duchess of Belflor, is a smart and attractive young lady who is in love with his secretary Teodoro, but he is engaged to Marcela, a lady-in-waiting of the Duchess. Diana, driven by jealousy and envy, tries to separate the two lovers. Written by J. M. Lucas

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27 November 1996 (Spain)  »

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Music Performed by the Arcata Minuta orchestra
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A brilliant adaptation of the best Spanish theater
1 December 1998 | by (Darmstad, Germany) – See all my reviews

This excellent movie shows the skills achieved by Pilar Miro as well as the outstanding improvement in the photography/cinematography in the Spanish cinema, as now it can even afford to be sensationalist. Very amusing and entertaining but very difficult to follow too, as it is based on a Lope de Vega play characterized by the most baroque and exquisite use of Spanish. The last part is not up to the rest of the movie, but this is just a direct consequence of the play it is based on and in general to the baroque comedy plays.


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