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 Juncal (7 episodes, 1989)
Rafael Álvarez 'El Brujo' ...
 Búfalo (7 episodes, 1989)
Luis Miguel Calvo ...
 Manuel Álvarez (6 episodes, 1989)
Manuel Zarzo ...
 Bernardo Álvarez (6 episodes, 1989)
Juan Antonio Jiménez ...
 Juan Barquero / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Domingo Camprecios (5 episodes, 1989)
Carmen de la Maza ...
 Julia Muñoz (5 episodes, 1989)
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 Merche (5 episodes, 1989)
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 Rosario (5 episodes, 1989)
José Vivó ...
 Recepcionista / ... (5 episodes, 1989)
Emma Penella ...
 Teresa Campos (4 episodes, 1989)
María Luisa Ponte ...
 Doña Emilia (4 episodes, 1989)
Mercedes Lezcano ...
 Estrella (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Tita Sole (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Isabel (4 episodes, 1989)
Fernando Vázquez
(4 episodes, 1989)
Federico Rivelott ...
 Molinero (4 episodes, 1989)
Julio Núñez ...
 Don Eduardo (3 episodes, 1989)
Beatriz Carvajal ...
 Fuencisla (3 episodes, 1989)
Alexander Kerst ...
 Curro Moreno (3 episodes, 1989)
Alexander Allerson ...
 Mariano Monteverde (3 episodes, 1989)
Florencio Colchero
(3 episodes, 1989)
Claudia Gravy ...
 Elsa Wunderly (2 episodes, 1989)
Diana Peñalver ...
 Marisa (2 episodes, 1989)
Florencio Colchero
(2 episodes, 1989)
Manuel Muñoz
(2 episodes, 1989)
Eulogio Serrano ...
 Monteverde (2 episodes, 1989)
María José Lebrero
(2 episodes, 1989)
Sandra Toral
(2 episodes, 1989)
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Rabal + Álvarez = an endearing TV series
6 January 2003 | by (La Rioja, Spain) – See all my reviews



Certainly one of the most endearing TV series shown on Spanish TV, `Juncal' is one which would seem best to encapsule the set foibles in a traditional sense, as well as characterizing masterfully the one-time bullfighter and his nostalgic claims to past glory. In his shoeblack - Rafael Álvarez - the `maestro' matador Paco Rabal finds a sympathetic ear and simple adoration.

I cannot think of two actors who combine so magnificently in playing their parts as these two; if Álvarez is just the perfect epitomy of a simple boot-cleaner going from bar to bar, Paco Rabal's interpretation of the maybe once great bullfighter gone down somewhat in the world is simply sublime. I say this as he combines so many of the popular traits of characterization which might just be summed up as `Spanishness' in a unique and totally inoffensive way. There is good drama and plenty of humour, but not the heavy-handed kind: it is more `templado', deftly avoiding the ridiculous, skillfully interweaving so many complexities of just simply being Spanish, which audiences here immediately understand and feel so warmly for.

An excellent seven-part series which should be shown again. Frankly it is for me just about the most perfect `Paco Rabal' you will see - including his more well-known films.


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