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Cría Cuervos (1976)

Cría cuervos (original title)
PG | | Drama | 18 May 1977 (USA)
In the twilight of Francisco Franco's dictatorship, an eight-year-old orphan and her two sisters find shelter in the house of their stern aunt, trying their best to acclimatise to a new reality. Will they summon up the courage to grow up?

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writer:

Carlos Saura (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ana Torrent ... Ana niña
Conchita Pérez Conchita Pérez ... Irene (as Conchi Perez)
Mayte Sanchez Mayte Sanchez ... Maite (as Maite Sánchez)
Geraldine Chaplin ... María / Ana
Mónica Randall ... Paulina (as Monica Randall)
Florinda Chico ... Rosa
Josefina Díaz Josefina Díaz ... Abuela (as Josefina Diaz)
Germán Cobos ... Nicolás Garontes (as German Cobos)
Héctor Alterio ... Anselmo (as Hector Alterio)
Mirta Miller ... Amelia Garontes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julieta Serrano ... Ana (voice)
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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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Regards d'une Enfance. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Finnish register #85697 delivered on 7-7-77. See more »

Quotes

Rosa: Your poor mother wanted to breastfeed you, but she was too pale and delicate. So I was the one who really nursed you.
Ana: Did you breastfeed me?
Rosa: Heavens, no. I gave you a bottle.
Ana: You've got big breasts. Will you show me?
Rosa: What do you think this is, a circus?
Ana: Come on, show me! I'll close my eyes and count to five... Oh! They're so big!
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Soundtracks

Porque te vas
Written by José Luis Perales (as J. L. Perales)
Performed by Jeanette
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My favourite film of all time
12 August 2001 | by eguirald-1See all my reviews

I have seen several thousand films in my life and this one became the top one almost instantly. Ever since I have watched it several times and it has never failed to impress and delight me - it even increases the sense of mystery undelying in its baroque and compelling history. On my opinion, it is Carlos Saura's masterpiece and perhaps the best film ever made about the mysterious inner world children live in and create. There is so much to be enjoyed in this film, that a conventional review will not make it justice.


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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,029
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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