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Bilbao (1978)

A disturbed middle-aged man is obsessed by a dancer and prostitute and abducts her, with tragic consequences.

Director:

Bigas Luna

Writers:

Bigas Luna (story), Bigas Luna (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Àngel Jové Àngel Jové ... Leo
María Martín ... María (as Maria Martin)
Isabel Pisano ... Bilbao
Francisco Falcon Francisco Falcon
Jordi Torras Jordi Torras ... El tío
Pepita Llunell Pepita Llunell ... La tía
Marta Molins Marta Molins ... La prima
Pep Castelló Pep Castelló
Josep Cuxart Guardia Josep Cuxart Guardia ... (as Josep Cuxart)
Luis Plana Luis Plana
Betty Bigas Betty Bigas ... (as Betty Bigas Tura)
Clara Vergés Clara Vergés
Maite Cabello Maite Cabello
Maika Thienen Maika Thienen
Mario Gas Mario Gas ... Leo (voice)
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Storyline

Leo is a forty and something year-old man with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that repeatedly brushes his teeth, wraps his wrists with adhesive tape and is obsessed in the dancer and prostitute Bilbao. Leo lives in separated rooms with María Cand financially depends on the support of his uncle. Leo wants to possess Bilbao and follows her everywhere. One day, he cleans a derelict store and abducts Bilbao, bringing her to the spot. However, something unexpected happens with Bilbao and Leo does not know what to do. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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giallo | spanish giallo | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Catalan

Release Date:

31 July 1981 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Bilbao - A História de um Fascínio See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fígaro Films, Ona Films See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Referenced in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989) See more »

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Sentiments
Written by Max Sunyer
Performed by Iceberg
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A Perverted Tale of Obsession
7 February 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Leo (Àngel Jové) is a forty and something year-old man with obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD) that repeatedly brushes his teeth, wraps his wrists with adhesive tape and is obsessed in the dancer and prostitute Bilbao (Isabel Pisano). Leo lives in separated rooms with María (Maria Martin) and financially depends on the support of his uncle. Leo wants to possess Bilbao and follows her everywhere. One day, he cleans a derelict store and abducts Bilbao, bringing her to the spot. However, something unexpected happens with Bilbao and Leo does not know what to do.

"Bilbao" is a perverted tale of obsession by Bigas Luna with a storyline similar to "The Collector". However the film is only indicated for fans of the Spanish director that uses zoomed images, annoying music store and irritating noises. The cinematography is awful and the metaphors with milk and sausage are too obvious. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Bilbao"


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