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La Celestina (1996)

 |  Drama  |  8 November 1996 (Spain)
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The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However... See full summary »

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Melibea (as Penelope Cruz)
Terele Pávez ...
Celestina (as Terele Pavez)
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Areusa (as Maribel Verdu)
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Pármeno (as Jordi Molla)
Nancho Novo ...
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Carlos Fuentes ...
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Anna Lizaran ...
Alisa (as Ana Lizaran)
Sergio Villanueva ...
Ángel de Andrés López ...
Centurio (as Angel de Andres Lopez)
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Pleberio (as Lluis Homar)
Ana Risueño ...
Poncia
Rodrigo García ...
Crito (as Rodrigo Garcia)
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The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However Calisto's other servant Parmeno is suspicious of Celestina, as he knows about her tricks. After Celestina convinces Melibea of Calisto's love and arranges a brief clandestine meeting between them, Calisto gives Celestina a valuable chain of gold. Both servants are not satisfied with the whores supplied by Celestina and demand more from her, thus setting off a dramatic sequence of events. Written by Will Gilbert

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Carmen Maura was the first choice for the title role of Celestina See more »

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Version of La Celestina (1983) See more »

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Concertino en La menor
By Salvador Bacarisse (as S. Bacarisse)
Arrangements by Narciso Yepes
Performed by Narciso Yepes with the Orquesta Filarmonía de España
Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (as Frühbeck de Burgos)
Permission by Columbia with the authorization of BMG Ariola, S.A.
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A Boring Fairy Tale With Some Exciting Sex Scenes
3 July 2010 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'La Celestina' is based on Fernando de Rojas 1499 novel but this translation on screen is truly dull. 'La Celestina' looks good. The costumes and sets look radiant. The score is pleasant to the ears until it gets too repetitive and intrusive. The screenplay is poor especially the awful dialogues. 'La Celestina' is more a soap opera than a movie. Perhaps the director was confused about whether he was making a movie or a 'telenovella'. The dialogue delivery is laughably bad. The soliloquys are most annoying. The acting is overtly theatrical. With actors like Jordi Molla and Penelope Cruz, one would have expected better. Maribel Verdu is the only one who turns in a decent performance. For a fairy tale, 'La Celestina' has a lot of sex which are tastefully shot. Anyway, the film doesn't otherwise live up to expectation. Yawn.


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