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Black Bread (2010)
"Pa negre" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  15 October 2010 (Spain)
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In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesc Colomer ...
Andreu
Marina Comas ...
Núria
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Florència
Roger Casamajor ...
Farriol
Lluïsa Castell ...
Ció
Mercè Arànega ...
Sra. Manubens
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Enriqueta
Elisa Crehuet ...
Àvia
Andrés Herrera ...
Dionís
Pep Tosar ...
Comisari
Lázaro Mur ...
Tísic
Jordi Pla ...
Quirze
Andrea Caro ...
Roviretes
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Pauleta
Eduard Fernández ...
Mestre
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In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to be made responsible of the deaths, but Andreu tries to help his father by finding out who truly killed them. In this search, Andreu develops a moral consciousness against a world of adults fed by lies. In order to survive, he betrays his own roots and ends up finding out the monster that lives within him. Written by Harry

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Spain's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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Twenty minutes after the movie beginns, there is a second title; "Retrato de un asesino de pájaros" (portrait of a birds killer). See more »

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Not bad but I was expecting more
25 March 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This year I saw "In a glass cage", another movie also written and directed by Agustí Villaronga from 1986 (considered one of the most disturbing films of all time), and the movie was so strong, fast and intense, that is hard not to compare with Black Bread. Black Bread is quite decent, it has a great way to handle mystery, and the characters (and their psychology) are very well developed. The portrait of the Spain that was living under the rules of Franco is also great, specially on the countryside. But knowing what Villaronga can do, I expected way more. The movie is over saturated with dialogs, there are way to many characters to follow the plot, and the ending was quite flat. Villaronga seems very skilled to handle themes that are considered taboo with a great taste but there was a lack of those themes in this movie. By the other hand, the point of view of a Spain post war mainly in children is great, same as the acting. So if you like mystery but you don't like to jump from your sit, then go for it.


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