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I Was a Parish Priest (1953)

La guerra de Dios (original title)
| Drama | 1961 (USA)
1930: Andrés, a young priest just out of the seminary, is intended to the imaginary village of Aldemoz, a poor mining parish. There will try by all means to end, through the Gospel, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Rafael Gil

Writers:

Vicente Escrivá (screenplay), Vicente Escrivá (story) | 1 more credit »
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7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Laydu ... P. Andrés Mendoza
Francisco Rabal ... Martín
José Marco Davó ... Don César (as José Davó)
Fernando Sancho ... Barrona
Gérard Tichy ... El Negro
Alberto Romea
Carmen Rodríguez Carmen Rodríguez
Ricardo Calvo ... El obispo
Julia Caba Alba ... Hermana de D. César
Félix Dafauce
Milagros Leal
Mariano Azaña ... Fermín - el cartero
José Sepúlveda José Sepúlveda
Manuel Kayser Manuel Kayser
Arturo Marín
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1930: Andrés, a young priest just out of the seminary, is intended to the imaginary village of Aldemoz, a poor mining parish. There will try by all means to end, through the Gospel, the justified anger of the miners, who live in a bloody misery and social injustice. Written by jsanchez

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

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1961 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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A really great film
14 November 2005 | by vivaloimposibleSee all my reviews

This is one of the best European 50s films. An impeccable haughty accomplishment,superlative actors, superb recreation,light and ambient.One of the titles distinguished from one of the best Spanish directors of all the times. The movie reflects faithfully the life in small mining village. There a young faithful priest was coming to the original beginning of the Christianity and free of the prejudices of the catholic church. His love the neighbor and delivery to the social justice was shocking with the stubborn disillusion from that always the miners have suffered. The great director Rafael Gil( "the Spanish Frank Capra"), unjustly forgotten, competed with this film with the big ones of his epoch, Mizoguchi; Fellini, Kurosawa, Rosellini. Nominated to the golden lion and winner of the lion of bronze.


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