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Camino cortado (1955)

Antonio is a nineteen-year-old orphan to whom his mother has left a huge fortune. Unfortunately his tactless tutor has undertaken to dispossess him - little by little - of his money. ... See full summary »

Director:

Ignacio F. Iquino

Writers:

José Luis Dibildos (dialogue), Claus Hardt (german dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Viktor Staal ... Juan
Laya Raki ... Cecilia
Albert Matterstock ... Policía
Franz Muxeneder Franz Muxeneder ... Ayudante dueño garito
Armando Moreno Armando Moreno ... Miguel
Eugenio Testa Eugenio Testa
Eugenio Domingo Eugenio Domingo ... Antonio
Manuel Otaola Manuel Otaola ... Guardia Civil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Albert Juan Albert ... Antonio
Enrique Fernández Enrique Fernández ... Locutor (voice)
Ramón Hernández Ramón Hernández ... Portero
Concha Ledesma Concha Ledesma ... Bailarina
José Ocón de Eslava José Ocón de Eslava ... Coronel de la Guardia Civil
Ramón Quadreny Ramón Quadreny ... Pastor
Joaquín Soler Serrano Joaquín Soler Serrano ... Locutor (voice)
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Antonio is a nineteen-year-old orphan to whom his mother has left a huge fortune. Unfortunately his tactless tutor has undertaken to dispossess him - little by little - of his money. Antonio, who is not wet, is aware of his tutor's schemes and decides to put an end to them. To this end, he asks a gang of young bandits to break into his own house and to steal the money ... which is his! The burglars perform their task satisfyingly, not without killing the tutor, but when they leave Antonio's house they are surprised to find the road blocked. In fact the neighboring valley is to be flooded by the opening of a dam... Written by Guy Bellinger

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The road to redemption
8 February 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Antonio is a nineteen-year-old orphan to whom his mother has left a huge fortune. Unfortunately his tactless tutor has undertaken to dispossess him.." Actually they barely speak of this tactless tutor (we do not even see him)and Antonio's situation is never really talked about so if you want to understand "Camino Cortado" ,a bit of advice:read the plot before ,or at least its beginning..

It's primarily a road movie which tries some tacks with some success: the deserted village,the cops who seem to be everywhere and invisible,the dam,and the things -are-not-what-they -seem trick.

Unfortunately ,the ending ruins almost everything: these unbearable five last minutes about moral redemption reminds the viewer of a time when the Spanish system of government used to suppress anything which was not "moral" ;Antonio could have been played by an older Joselito .And if it were not enough ,when they open the floodgates ,they wash all of the sins away...Let it be so.


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Country:

Spain | West Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 January 1956 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Gesperrte Wege See more »

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1.37 : 1
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