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Surcos (1951)

The struggles of a Spanish family as it emigrates from the country to Madrid circa 1950.


José Antonio Nieves Conde (as Jose Antonio Nieves Conde)


Eugenio Montes (idea), José Antonio Nieves Conde (technical screenplay) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Peña ... El Mellao
María Asquerino ... Pili (as Maruja Asquerino)
Francisco Arenzana Francisco Arenzana ... Pepe
Marisa de Leza ... Tonia
Ricardo Lucía Ricardo Lucía ... Manolo Pérez (as Ricardo Lucia)
José Prada ... Manuel Pérez (as Jose Prada)
Félix Dafauce ... Don Roque 'El Chamberlain' (as Felix Dauface)
María Francés ... La madre (as Maria Frances)
Carmen Sánchez Carmen Sánchez ... Tía (as Carmen Sanchez)
Montserrat Carulla ... Rosario
Manuel de Juan Manuel de Juan
Mary Merche Mary Merche
Francisco Bernal ... Espabilao
José María Martín José María Martín ... (as Jose Mª Martin)
José Villasante José Villasante ... (as Jose Villasante)


The struggles of a Spanish family as it emigrates from the country to Madrid circa 1950.

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"Surcos", the title of the film, means furrows in English. A field with furrows lefts by a plow is shown at the beginning and the end of the movie as credits background. Furthermore, a signboard on a wall, with the word "SURCOS", also appears in the film without an apparent logical sense. It is front of Chamberlain's garage and only is shown once on a night scene. See more »


Cantares de la luna
Lyrics by José Vega (as Jose Vega)
Music by Jesús García Leoz
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A Franco's dictatorship realistic history
5 May 2002 | by joang-1See all my reviews

It don't seems logic that Franco's ideological censors allowed a realistic history based on poor situation in Madrid in 50's early. But the dictatorship's target was to dissuade these people than want to left your rural work and change to a urban way of life while the Spanish industrial development level of these years couldn't yet get job to a lot of workers. 'Surcos' is like a Italian 'neorealistic' film, but also has a highest technical level, with influence from the European (mainly German) expressionism. A great b&w photo, and a good work of players. A 'rara avis' in the Spanish cinematography from these years. Later, the director J.A. Nieves Conde, had a sad career,so far in all ways from 'Surcos'.

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Release Date:

17 June 1954 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Brazde See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Production Co:

Atenea Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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