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Cría Cuervos (1976)

Cría cuervos (original title)
PG | | Drama | 18 May 1977 (USA)
Three orphaned sisters under the custody of their stern aunt and their handicapped grandmother will have to acclimatise to the new conditions of their shared life, overcome life's constant impediments, and in the process, grow up.

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writer:

Carlos Saura (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Geraldine Chaplin ... María / Ana
Mónica Randall ... Paulina
Florinda Chico ... Rosa
Ana Torrent ... Ana niña
Héctor Alterio ... Anselmo
Germán Cobos ... Nicolás Garontes
Mirta Miller ... Amelia Garontes
Josefina Díaz Josefina Díaz ... Abuela
Conchita Pérez Conchita Pérez ... Irene
Mayte Sanchez Mayte Sanchez ... Maite (as Maite Sánchez)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Sánchez Almendros Juan Sánchez Almendros
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Storyline

In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl, fascinated by death, after seeing her mother having a painful death and her father dead in bed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Raise Ravens and they'll Peck out Your Eyes. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cría Cuervos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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French visa # 46112. See more »

Quotes

Ana: Rosa, is it true that my mother always wore this cross?
Rosa: Of course. Grandmother gave it to her. This cross keeps the devil away.
Ana: And vampires too!
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Soundtracks

Por que te vas
Written by José Luis Perales
Performed by Jeanette
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Wonderful childhood memories
13 December 1998 | by fern-2See all my reviews

What a wonderful movie! Saura has succeeded showing us the inside of childhood. One has to be a great artist to be able to reflect the true feelings of a child thrown in the turmoil of life. Little Ana's eyes are a world of suffering, of understanding, of emotions. This child has seen death, she has known it directly and she has no fear. Either to experience it or to give it or to see it. Thank you Mr Saura, after 23 years, you still give us these great moments of life.


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