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La venganza (1958)

In rural Spain, sister of an ex con convinces him to take revenge against the local who tipped off the authorities about the man's whereabouts, which led to his subsequent arrest. Unfortunately, she soon falls in love with the snitch.

Director:

Juan Antonio Bardem (as J.A. Bardem)

Writer:

Juan Antonio Bardem (as J.A. Bardem)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmen Sevilla ... Andrea Díaz
Raf Vallone ... Luis 'El Torcido'
Jorge Mistral ... Juan Díaz
José Prada ... Santiago 'El Viejo'
Manuel Alexandre ... Pablo 'El Tinorio'
Manuel Peiró Manuel Peiró ... Maxi 'El Chico'
Conchita Bautista Conchita Bautista ... Cantante
José Marco Davó ... Hombre 1
Rafael Bardem ... Médico
Maria Zanoli Maria Zanoli ... Madre
Xan das Bolas ... Segador gallego
Rufino Inglés ... Amo 1
Ángel Álvarez ... Amo 2
Goyo Lebrero Goyo Lebrero ... Tonto
José Riesgo ... Hombre 2
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Storyline

In rural Spain, sister of an ex con convinces him to take revenge against the local who tipped off the authorities about the man's whereabouts, which led to his subsequent arrest. Unfortunately, she soon falls in love with the snitch.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 February 1959 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengeance See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First movie from Spain to be nominated for an academy award for "Best Foreign Language Film". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Viva la clase media (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Chorus 'Cantores de Madrid', conducted by José Parera
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A failure
28 February 2003 | by boudu_sauve_des_eauxSee all my reviews

Oscar nominated 'La venganza' fails IMO because i can see the real origin of the conflict between the two antagonists principal characters. Then, all the discussions that they have seems forced. The movie tries to embrace too many topics, too. 5/10.


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