A group of misguided young men, including some women with an idle life, go frequently to Bongos, a fashionable dance club among young people in Barcelona. There a young lady called Susana ...
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Miguel is a truck driver who dreams of owning a service station. To raise money he agrees to sabotage a truck of his boss' rival, which results in the death of its driver. Miguel gets his station but is haunted by what he did to obtain it.
José Antonio de la Loma,
Antonio Esteve is a boy of humble origin who has managed to become a famous flamenco dancer. Now he moves in a comfortable environment, married to the beautiful Elena (a bourgeois to whom he does not pay much attention), and wants to erase his origins and the bitter betrayal he committed against his best friend, Juan.
Like so many young people in Spain, Manuel comes to Madrid from his village with the illusion of being a bullfighter. Upon arrival he meets Juan, a flamenco singer older than him and ... See full summary »
Joaquín Bollo Muro
Manuel San Francisco,
A businessman whose company is bankrupt decides to fake his own death with the complicity of his wife and her lover, a doctor who will be responsible for signing the death certificate. So ... See full summary »
A group of misguided young men, including some women with an idle life, go frequently to Bongos, a fashionable dance club among young people in Barcelona. There a young lady called Susana is stabbed. Alberto, the son of Commissar Torres, is the main suspect, so he will be arrested and interrogated by his own father.Written by
Hello, this is Spain calling... and making crime films. So don't expect a revolutionary plot: this movie narrates the investigation of a crime which has been charged to an innocent guy. Casualties of life, his father is a policeman, who will discover the activities of some young people (drugs, poker, girls abuse). The idea is clear: youth has lost its moral, and only the older generation (who fought for their country and built those kids) can make it work again.
Besides this simple exercise on repressive ideology we can read the name of Ignacio Ferrés Iquino, one of the most underrated Spanish filmmakers (he successfully directed all kind of genres, from comedy to western, from sci-fi to sex movies) but an effective constructor of realistic environments and dramatic situations. Not a movie for film history, but a good example of general Francisco Franco's favorite kind of cinema. If we forget its morality, we can find a nice film behind. Rating: 6 out of 10.
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