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Tiovivo c. 1950 (2004)

Madrid, the capital of Spain in the 50s, it is still in a latent postwar period. A carousel of several survivors try to make a living in a gloomy country.

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María Adánez ...
Catalana
Francisco Algora ...
Povedano
Manuel Andrés ...
Fulgencio
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Acisclo
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Doña Justa
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Doña Anunciada
Frank Braña ...
Don Luis
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José Caride ...
Carmen
Roberto Catarineu ...
Jacobo
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José Pedro Cervantes
Fernando Delgado ...
Don Porfirio
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Teresita
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Tertuliano (as Fernando Fernán-Gómez)
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Angustias
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Madrid, the capital of Spain in the 50s, it is still in a latent postwar period. A carousel of several survivors try to make a living in a gloomy country.

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A portrayal of the Spanish Post-War
28 September 2004 | by (Cáceres, Spain) – See all my reviews

'Tiovivo c. 1950', José Luis Garci's new film, is a complex story. It has more than 60 actors and all of them perform important roles. They embody those people who had to face the difficult times Spain was living in the middle of the Twentieth Century, after the Spanish Civil War.

In my opinion, the best interpretations belong to Ana Fernández, Elsa Pataky and Andrea Tenuda. My favorite one is Miss Fernández's, since she develops an excellent role in four and a half minutes only.

The technical aspects of this film are good, but its score is almost inexistent. Although 'Tiovivo c. 1950' has a runtime of two and a half hours, it is not a boring production.

In short, Garci's new film is better than other of his former projects, but it is not a masterpiece.

7/10


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