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Poachers (1975)

Furtivos (original title)
Angel is a poacher who lives in the forest with his domineering mother. One day he goes to the city and meets Milagros, an escapee from a reform school and the lover of a known criminal so he takes her to his house in the mountains.

Director:

José Luis Borau (as Jose L. Borau)

Writers:

Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (screenplay) (as Manuel Gutierrez), José Luis Borau (screenplay) (as Jose L. Borau)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lola Gaos ... Martina
Ovidi Montllor ... Ángel
Alicia Sánchez ... Milagros (as Alicia Sanchez)
Ismael Merlo ... Cura
José Luis Borau ... Gobernador (as Jose L. Borau)
Felipe Solano Felipe Solano ... Cuqui
José Luis Heredia José Luis Heredia ... Secretario (as Jose Luis Heredia)
Erasmo Pascual ... Armero
José Riesgo ... Salvita (as Jose Riesgo)
Beni Deus ... Gonzalo
Antonio Gamero ... Guarda
Simón Arriaga Simón Arriaga ... Cabo (as Simon Arriaga)
Francisco Ortuño Francisco Ortuño ... Guardia
Eulalia Boya Eulalia Boya ... Monja
Fernando Villena Fernando Villena ... Guarda 2º
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Storyline

Angel is a poacher who lives in the forest with his domineering mother. One day he goes to the city and meets Milagros, an escapee from a reform school and the lover of a known criminal so he takes her to his house in the mountains.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 September 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Klusownicy See more »

Filming Locations:

Montejo, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The role of the Governor was offered to José Luis López Vázquez, but when he couldn't do it and with little time to start shooting, the director José Luis Borau casted himself, by insistence of co-writer Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. See more »

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Soundtracks

Un rayo de sol
Written by Claude Carrère, Daniel Vangarde and Amado Jaén
Performed by Los Diablos
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Beautiful film with an all over the place plot
29 August 2002 | by sdgingerichSee all my reviews

José Luis Borau's experience as a director of spaghetti westerns shows in his skillful construction of hunting scenes, his choice of eerily beautiful soundtrack music, and his loving depiction of wooded Spanish landscapes outside of Madrid. Borau once told an interviewer that he wanted to make a film about the forest, and one of the most compelling aspects of the film is the cinematography. Overall, the story plays like a cross between Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's idyllic story of criminals (Ángel the poacher and his girlfriend, Miraglos, a runaway from a boarding school) and Psycho's freaky mother-son relationship, with a handsome ex-boyfriend renegade and a group of doltish Franquist functionaries thrown in to the mix. Charming and weird and visually riveting.


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