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Adiós, cigüeña, adiós (1971)

Arturo, who has just turned 15, is in love with 13-year-old Paloma. In a moment of passion at a ski lodge while on a field trip to the mountains with their schoolmates, he gets her pregnant... See full summary »


Manuel Summers


Antonio de Lara (screenplay), Antonio de Lara (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
María Isabel Álvarez María Isabel Álvarez ... Paloma (as Maria Isabel Alvarez)
Francisco Villa Francisco Villa ... Arturo
Curro Martín Summers Curro Martín Summers ... Curro (as Currito Martín)
Beatriz Galbó Beatriz Galbó ... Mamen (as Beatriz Galbo)
Joaquín Goma Joaquín Goma ... Niño (as Joaquin Goma)
María Rosa Torrico María Rosa Torrico ... Niña (as Maria Rosa Torrico)
Alicia Peramó Alicia Peramó ... Niña (as Alicia Peramo)
Luis A. de la Peña Luis A. de la Peña ... Niño
Felipe Anaya Felipe Anaya ... Niño
Mari Carmen Heras Mari Carmen Heras ... Niña (as Mary Carmen Heras)
José Rodríguez José Rodríguez ... Niño (as Jose Rodriguez)
Cecilio Muñoz Cecilio Muñoz ... Niño
Mercedes Borqué Mercedes Borqué
Alfredo Santacruz Alfredo Santacruz ... Padre de Arturo
Juan Bautista Ximénez Juan Bautista Ximénez
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Arturo, who has just turned 15, is in love with 13-year-old Paloma. In a moment of passion at a ski lodge while on a field trip to the mountains with their schoolmates, he gets her pregnant. Afraid of what may happen to them if their strict (but somewhat inattentive) parents or any of the rather straight-laced teachers at their Catholic school find out about the baby, Arturo and Paloma turn to their young friends and relatives for help instead. This proves to be something of a coming-of-age for everyone involved as they try to help the young couple get married, conceal the pregnancy from their parents, and prepare for the birth. The many adventures they have while doing this, while often amusing, help drive home to them that the old wives' tale about storks bringing babies is just a myth (hence the title), and pregnancy and childbirth are actually very serious matters. Written by Rorschach

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In the French dubbed version, the girl's age is 14. See more »

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"If what I write about the generation of men shocks the impure people, they should accuse themselves of their impurity and not of my words". Saint Augustine See more »


Featured in Torremolinos 73 (2003) See more »


Hallelujah, in D major
Taken from "Messiah" (Part II)
Composed by George Frideric Handel
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This movie is not about an abortion!
9 December 2004 | by sonochick8See all my reviews

The other summary written here is totally incorrect.

This movie is about a group of teenage friends that get involved in the early pregnancy of one of them. Paloma meets Arturo, they fall in love and on a mountain trip she gets pregnant.

Basically the movie discusses, very lightly, the consequences of getting in these kind of situations while being too young. But it is also a comedy only because of Paloma's and Arturo's friends trying to keep the baby a secret from their families. I saw this movie when I was a teenager and I loved it, I still do. You can learn so much from the story and, by the way, SPOILER ALERT, there's not an abortion in this film.

From my perspective, this movie is about loyalty,responsibility, love, friendship and life. Are you willing to go this far for your friends?

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Release Date:

19 April 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Addio cicogna addio See more »

Filming Locations:

Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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