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Anna and the Wolves (1973)

Ana y los lobos (original title)
The young but travelled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family: the matriarch is a sick old woman obsessed by ... See full summary »

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writers:

Rafael Azcona, Carlos Saura (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Geraldine Chaplin ... Ana
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Fernando
José María Prada ... José
José Vivó José Vivó ... Juan
Rafaela Aparicio ... La madre
Charo Soriano Charo Soriano ... Luchy
Marisa Porcel ... Amparo
Anny Quinas Anny Quinas
Nuria Lage Nuria Lage ... Natalia
María José Puerta María José Puerta ... Carlota
Sara Gil Sara Gil ... Victoria
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The young but travelled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family: the matriarch is a sick old woman obsessed by death and having constant nervous breakdowns; her son José was raised dressing in girl's clothes until his First Communion and is obsessed by military clothes and paraphernalia; Juan, the father of the three girls, a pervert since his childhood, writes pornographic letters to Ana; his wife, Luchy, has suicidal tendencies; and the mystic and religious eremite Fernando, who was inflicted to flagellation in his childhood, lives as a recluse in a cave. The presence of Ana disturbs the three brothers with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 January 1974 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ana e os Lobos See more »

Filming Locations:

Torrelodones, Madrid, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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a bleak and beautiful film
31 July 2006 | by Natashenka_SSee all my reviews

I must admit that I liked this film a little less than Cria Cuervos and Elisa Vida Mia. The reason is that its political allegory is too straightforward. But I liked the doomed atmosphere of the film. The character of Fernando (the religious brother) is unforgettable, and his interaction with Ana is the most interesting storyline in the film as she is both appalled by him and attracted to his way of life, as if understanding why he wants to escape from the world. By the way, the actor Fernando Fernan-Gomez also plays Geraldine Chaplin's dying husband in the movie 'City of no limits'. There is a touching moment when the whole family gathers looking at the horny brother's wife attempting suicide, Ana hugs one of the girls and then Fernando takes the girl away from her. The ending of the film is too abrupt, but I still recommend Ana y los lobos to anyone who likes the film of this director.


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