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Doña Bárbara (1998)

Santos Luzardo is a young attorney who has recently returned to his family's ranch. The land is harsh, and only the strongest can survive. Dona Barbara uses black magic to make Santos fall ... See full summary »

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Melquiades
Audry Gutierrez Alea ...
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Don José Luzardo
Alfredo Alegre ...
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Juan Primito
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Doña Asunción Luzardo
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Santos Luzardo Chico
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Enamorado de Doña Bárbara
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Francisca Sandoval
Lautaro Delgado ...
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Ño Pernalete
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Santos Luzardo is a young attorney who has recently returned to his family's ranch. The land is harsh, and only the strongest can survive. Dona Barbara uses black magic to make Santos fall for her and hence gain access to his estate. Santos struggles to break free of Dona Barbara and falls in love with her daughter. Written by Anonymous

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A visually stunning, finely acted and directed adaptation
1 May 1999 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

On familiar territory, director Betty Kaplan ("Of Love and Shadows' with Antonio Banderas), again successfully brings a Latin American classic novel to the big screen. This time however, the film deals with none other than DONA BARBARA, generally regarded as the greatest novel in Latin American literature. A true Hispanic American film, this classic drama could be located just about anywhere in Latin America. This commonality is perhaps the film's greatest achievement. Though mostly shot in Argentina, it could be Venezuela, Peru, or ... just as its characters are not nationality specific. In fact the leading roles are played by a Cuban, a Spanish and an Argentine actors)Esther Gorris (Evita in Argentina's EVA PERON (1995/6) is an electrifying Dona Barbara, and the lush cinematography and exquisite sequences give the film a sense of a Latin-American Western. Not to be missed, it was presented as the closing film of Miami's 1999 Hispanic Film Festival, prior to its release in the United States and the U.K. Look for it soon, and enjoy.


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