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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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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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Regards d'une Enfance. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. 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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Canción y Danzas N.6
Composed by Frederic Mompou (as Federico Mompou)
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so true
3 March 2000 | by AfterD'arcSee all my reviews

When death enters childhood it becomes a part of life without the real understanding of the matter. Little Ana from a viewer (witnessing her mother's death) tries to become a punishing hand of destiny, truelly beliving she killed her father and her aunt. And all this without loosing any of the "sweet" naivity. Her melancholic, grown up expression, strong feeling loneliness, gives the character to the whole movie and breaks your heart.


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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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