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,
A French psychologist investigates about famous suicidal women. She finds the case of Antonieta Rivas Mercado, a Mexican writer who died inside Paris' Notre Dame in 1931. To follow the ... See full summary »
Ignacio López Tarso
Documentary in which the camera of Jose Luis Guerín returns, almost forty years later, to the same places where the mythical film of John Ford 'The quiet Man' was shot. The locality of ... See full summary »
José Luis Guerín
Anna Livia Ryan
A closeted banker, middle-aged and successful, falls madly in love with a poor but handsome 18-year-old student with devastating consequences for the young man. An updating of Death in ... See full summary »
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,
In a fictitious South American country there's lots of political tension, the labor-unions have all their members on strike. The public demands the return of politician B. from exile. ... See full summary »
José Luis Borau
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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