A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his ...
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True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940's. ... See full summary »
Emilio Martínez Lázaro
Pilar López de Ayala,
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A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but tensions mount when Val becomes attracted to the dead farmer's son, Rai, estranged from his father and now a hairdresser in the city. The tensions open long-festering family resentments and spur the lurid imagination of Val's younger sister, the teen Genia. "What goes unsaid, gets undone," the Pasiegos say, but is it true? Is there harm in staying silent? Written by
This is a sweet story of family bonds and the lengths these family members will go to in order to protect and defend their own. That is, until suspicions abound and everyone suspects the other of being insincere &/or guilty. The characters are old-fashioned dairy farmers (pasiegos) in a remote area in Spain. It's a well told story with wonderful characters and beautiful scenery. I hadn't heard of these farmers before or of their plight so learning about them was an added bonus of seeing this film.
Even though I really loved this movie, there were some odd moments (one in particular, when the daughters are dancing with their father, was quite inappropriate).
"La vida que te espera" left me feeling that people as a whole are inherently good, and will stand by those that are important to them, not only in regards to the established family ties, but also in regards newly formed bonds.
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