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Dante no es únicamente severo (1967)

The impossible relationship between a man and a woman, but also the destruction of aesthetics. The girl wants to seduce her beloved with incoherent stories that he does not care at all. ... See full summary »

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(as Jacinto Esteva Grewe), (as Joaquin Jordá)

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(as Jacinto Esteva Grewe), (as Joaquin Jordá)
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... La mujer
Romy
Enrique Irazoqui ... El hombre
Susan Holmsquist ... (as Susan Holmquist)
Hannie Van Zantwyk
... Lord Pordemás del cuento del cazador
Jaume Picas ... (as Jaime Picas)
... (voice) (as Julian Mateos)
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The impossible relationship between a man and a woman, but also the destruction of aesthetics. The girl wants to seduce her beloved with incoherent stories that he does not care at all. Through this relationship, the film projects the idea according to which it is impossible to tell a story. The project does not pursue the coherence of a well-told story, rather it demands to observe what is shown and to deepen the different facets of the characters. Its purpose is to lay the foundations of a certain pop aesthetic in a Spanish way, in which the images can not refer to the world but to the publicity that the world sells to us. Written by jsanchez

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The title of the film was decided at random, opening any book by any page and choosing the first sentence they found. See more »

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Referenced in Cada vez que... (1968) See more »

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Dante en la hoguera
Performed by Adam Grup
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Surrealism in Barcelona
27 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Dante no es únicamente severo" ("Dante is not only rigorous") is the manifesto film of "La escuela de Barcelona" ("Barcelona's Film School").

There is no plot, the movie is just one story after another that a woman is telling to her lover, like a modern Sherezade. There's experiments with the light, the colors, the sound forwards and backwards. Stories of a time that never comes, of princes in blue, of loneliness and desire,... Extremely funny, but ¡beware! don't even try to get a meaning of this movie, just watch it and enjoy it as much as you can I could watch it during the 41th Gijón International Film Festival, as part of a retrospective about the cinema movement which was known as "Spanish New Cinema".

A must see!


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