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Aunt Tula (1964)

La tía Tula (original title)
Tula, 31-year-old unmarried woman, whose sister had just died, decides to live in the house of her brother-in-law, Ramiro, a bank employee, and his two children. When she takes control of ... See full summary »

Director:

Miguel Picazo

Writers:

José Miguel Hernán, Manuel López Yubero (as Manuel L. Yubero) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aurora Bautista ... Tula
Carlos Estrada ... Ramiro
Irene Gutiérrez Caba ... Herminia
Laly Soldevila Laly Soldevila ... Amalita (as Laly Soldevilla)
Enriqueta Carballeira ... Juanita (as Mª Enriqueta Carballeira)
Paloma Lorena Paloma Lorena ... Milagros
Paul Ellis ... Tio (as Manuel Granada)
Emilia Zambrano Emilia Zambrano ... Nieves (as Emilia Zambrana)
Coral Pellicer Coral Pellicer
Montserrat Julió Montserrat Julió ... Paquita (as Montserrat Julio)
Chiro Bermejo Chiro Bermejo ... Emilio
Esmeralda Adam García Esmeralda Adam García ... Solita (as Esmeralda Adam)
Margarita Calahorra Margarita Calahorra ... Pilar
María Hevia María Hevia ... Águeda
María Teresa Dressel María Teresa Dressel ... (as Mª Teresa D. Dressel)
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Tula, 31-year-old unmarried woman, whose sister had just died, decides to live in the house of her brother-in-law, Ramiro, a bank employee, and his two children. When she takes control of their lives, she plays the role of wife-mother, but does not accept the sexual commitments or maternal responsibilities of her new role. Ramiro likes her because she adores his children, but she rejects his courtship. Desperate Ramiro tries to rape her and the priest advises her to marry Ramiro. Tula insists on maintaining platonic relations, but instead of leaving the city from their home, she decides to take them to her village and, with the presence of relatives, redirect Ramiro's feelings to the memory of her deceased sister. Ramiro rapes Tula's young cousin, Juanita at the earliest opportunity, but the rest of the family does not know until months later it becomes obvious that Juanita is pregnant. Ramiro is forced to marry her, taking his children and new wife from the provinces to the city.

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Referenced in Miguel Picazo, un cineasta extramuros (2016) See more »

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About Aunt Tula and Aurora Bautista
11 May 2007 | by abelposadasSee all my reviews

There is something very important to say. This movie was never released in Argentina. It was part of a cycle about New Spanish Movie far away and long ago. It is a pity because after so many years the images in black and white of that odd summer spent by Ramiro and Tula remained in your mind and it doesn't faint. The film is based upon Miguel de Unamuno's novel but director Miguel Picazo and actress Aurora Bautista -in the best performance a Spanish actress was ever given- try a new meaning for the literary text. And the repression, the wrong conception of life, the false pride and the prejudices of a woman turn a man into a tragic figure. It is not Tula the one the spectator pities. It is Ramiro -a good performance by Argentinian Carlos Estrada-. One of the Spanish movies of all time. abel posadas


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 March 1965 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tia Tula See more »

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Eco-Surco See more »
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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