A six-year-old boy witnesses mobsters beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the now-grown boy begins to track down and eliminate the men who did it, determined to wipe out the ... See full summary »
Ángel is an aging professor, a lonely widower without purpose. His lovely, spirited neighbor, Terese, interrupts his suicide attempt when she comes to borrow wine. She invites him for ... See full summary »
Fernando Fernán Gómez,
Laura del Sol,
Amaia is the young director of a Bilbao advertising agency. Her boyfriend Mikel, who does not have much professional success, will have to fight hard to keep her love when, by accident, ... See full summary »
As he does at the end of every summer, Antonio climbs onto his roof to sweep out his chimney. From this vantage point, he sees that repairs have begun on one of the neighbouring houses - ... See full summary »
Don Carlos, a wealthy tycoon of the industry, suffers from a serious heart injury that means that he has three months to live. From that moment on the banks will deny him credits and his ... See full summary »
Ana María Noé
A hard-working single mother and wife of a getaway driver who is about to be released is approached by an unassuming and gentle man, completely unaware though of his inscrutable and utterly impelling motives.
Antonio de la Torre,
Óscar is a promoter and manager of boxing who, in addition to controlling the professional career of his young pupils with the intention of taking them to stardom, is also responsible for ... See full summary »
Eloy de la Iglesia
José María Prada,
Juanjo is a college professor who just got dumped by his girlfriend, Celeste. Believing he has been manipulated he recruits his smooth talking student, Nico, to help win her back in ... See full summary »
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(1967) William Berger, Adriana Ambesi, Eduardo Fajardo, Walter Maestosi. Ringo (Berger) gets blamed for a series of stagecoach robberies between Silver City and Tombstone. 200-grand in stolen booty is at stake.
No need to repeat tankjonah's useful review of the plot, but to enjoy the film one should realise that it is a tongue in cheek treatment of Western cliches, whether classical or spaghetti flavour, as implicit in the Italian title. The Spanish title "Brandy" is the nickname given to the flawed protagonist who will be given the responsibility of ridding Tombstone of its greedy and evil oligarchs led by George Rigaud (frequent villain in Spanish films of the 50s). It was Jose Luis Borau's first feature, graduate and young teacher at the newly established National Film School. It was commissioned by Antonio Manzanos from a story by Jose Mallorqui, who were both involved in the 50s popular western adventures of "El Coyote", although it underlines one of Borau's repeated motifs in his subsequent filmography, the importance of solidarity.
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