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La herida luminosa (1956)

Isabel and Enrique are a married couple whose life has been drifting apart over time. The point of no return comes when their only son announces he has made up his mind to become a priest.


Tulio Demicheli
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Complete credited cast:
Amparo Rivelles ... Isabel
Arturo de Córdova ... Dr. Enrique Molinos
Yolanda Varela ... Adela
José María Rodero ... Ernesto Molinos
Ramón Martori
Mercedes Monterrey Mercedes Monterrey
Nicole Blancheri Nicole Blancheri
Salvador Muñoz Salvador Muñoz
José Ocón de Eslava José Ocón de Eslava ... (as Josep Ocón)
Jesús Puche Jesús Puche
Camino Delgado Camino Delgado
Manolita Guerrero Manolita Guerrero ... (as Manuela Guerrero)
Mari Carmen Somoza Mari Carmen Somoza
Pilar Morales Pilar Morales ... (voice)


Spain, in the fifties: Enrique, a prestigious cardiologist, has strong disagreements with his wife Isabel about the education of their son Ernesto, who tries to keep conciliatory. The animosity between the couple is accentuated when Isabel finds her husband's infidelity. Written by jsanchez

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Spain | Mexico



Release Date:

26 June 1956 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Com a Morte no Coração See more »

Filming Locations:

Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Since the film was a co-production between Spain and Mexico, it was dubbed for the Mexican market to get all the actors speak with a Mexican accent. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the Catalan version, the credits translate the names of all players, even those who were not Catalans: Empar Rivelles, Artur de Córdova ... See more »


Version of La herida luminosa (1997) See more »


El Virolai
Lyrics by Jacint Verdaguer
Music by Josep Rodoreda
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La Ferida Lluminosa
23 March 2016 | by MegaSuperstarSee all my reviews

A story of suffering and redemption based in Catalan J.M.de Sagarra play was a great Catalan theatre premiere success in Romea theatre in Barcelona in 1954 and subsequently this movie was made. Although it was filmed in Spanish, was dubbed in Catalan afterwards, as Catalan was forbidden and severely repressed after the civil war. The story is well written and performed by Mexican actor Arturo de Córdova as Dr. Enric Molins, Spanish actress Amparo Rivelles as his wife Isabel and J.M.Rodero as their son Ernest. It tells the story of an unhappily married couple who have been falling apart along the years due to husband's infidelity and lack of faith vs. wife's exaggerated religious devotion. The straw that breaks the camel's back is their son's decision to become a priest, causing father's reject and making the gap between the couple grow deeper. Although some elements may appear old-fashioned for present viewers (like the fact that son reproaches his mother his attitude towards his father for not being understanding enough !) the text is well written and played making it worth watching.

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