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Nine Letters to Bertha (1966)

Nueve cartas a Berta (original title)
Lorenzo is a young man who has just returned to Salamanca (Spain) from England, where he fell in love with Berta, a girl daughter of exiled parents who have never seen Spain. Lorenzo tries ... See full summary »


Basilio Martín Patino (as Basilio M. Patino)


Basilio Martín Patino (screenplay) (as Basilio M. Patino)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Lorenzo (as Emilio G. Caba)
Mary Carrillo ... Laura
Elsa Baeza Elsa Baeza ... Mary Tere
José María Resel José María Resel ... Benito
Nicolás D. Perchicot ... El viejo profesor (as Nicolás Perchicot)
Lepe Lepe ... Teodoro
Miguel Palenzuela Miguel Palenzuela ... Astudillo
Yelena Samarina ... Trini
Concha Gómez Conde Concha Gómez Conde ... Andrea (as Conchita Gómez Conde)
Iván Tubau Iván Tubau ... Jacques
Cecilia Villarreal Cecilia Villarreal ... Azafata
Coral Pellicer Coral Pellicer ... Chica
María Elena Flores ... Otra chica
José María Casaux José María Casaux ... Jerónimo
Fernando Sánchez Polack ... Padre Echarri (as Fernando S. Polack)
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Lorenzo is a young man who has just returned to Salamanca (Spain) from England, where he fell in love with Berta, a girl daughter of exiled parents who have never seen Spain. Lorenzo tries through some beautiful letters that she understands how is the world where her parents once lived. Written by jsanchez

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That is what existentialism was for Sartre
15 August 2005 | by davidcarbajalesSee all my reviews

Lorenzo is an student in the Spain of the 50's, that means during the dictatorship after the Civil War. He has been in England on holidays and he has knew another way of life, other people, another horizon and a girl, Berta: daughter of an exiled. When he comes back to Spain he got involved again in the routine and the traditional atmosphere of his family, his friends and his girlfriend. The boredom of his little town is killing him. The movie is divided in nine parts, each one corresponding to a letter sent to Berta. Most of it is based on the off-voice and it really captivates you with its weariness, its existentialism and its catharsis with the main character, played by the great Emilio Gutiérrez Caba.

Lorenzo eventually has thought: something is not ended yet, but everything is already beginning to change.

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June 1966 (Spain) See more »

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Neun Briefe an Berta See more »

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