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Caniche (1979)

Están recogiendo caracoles y metiéndoles en una bolsa de lona. Hay fragmentos de partes del cuerpo, un caracol sin concha, y la fachada de una casa medio destartalada. Un hombre y una mujer ... See full synopsis »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Àngel Jové ... Bernardo (as Angel Jové)
Consol Tura ... Eloísa
Linda Pérez Gallardo ... Dany
Cruz Tobar ... Alberto
Sara Grey ... Tía Lina
Marta Molins ... Carmen
Carlos Martos ... Ejecutivo 1º
Miguel Avilés ... Ejecutivo 2º
Werner Delil ... Domesticador
Marcel Ibero ... Dentista (as Marcelo Ibero)
Buenaventura Martínez ... Sacerdote
Manuel Cazorla ... Monaguillo (as Manuel Cazorla 'Cazorlini')
Isabel Heredia ... Enfermera
Asunción Ruiz ... Peatón
Natalia Soler-Nou ... Peatón
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Están recogiendo caracoles y metiéndoles en una bolsa de lona. Hay fragmentos de partes del cuerpo, un caracol sin concha, y la fachada de una casa medio destartalada.

Un hombre y una mujer van en un coche;´él, Bernardo (Ángel Jové) conduce y se queja de que le duelen las muelas. Ella, Eloísa (Consul Tura) le dice que le pida dinero a Tía Lina (Sara Grey) , ya que si es para el dentista sí qeu se lo dará. Él dice que quiere que se muera de una vez, para poder heredar. La pareja lleva a Dany (), un perro caniche, en el coche.

Corte a una carrera de perros. La mujer no presta atención, y murmura que seguro que él ha perdido todo el dinero.

De regreso a la casa, Dany sale corriendo por la finca. Eloísa sale corriendo detrás de él, casi parece presa del pánico. Bernardo, que está limpiando un pequeño estanque de ramas podridas y animales muertos, lo sujeta. Eloísa le dice que no se pase, que le está haciendo daño, a lo que Bernardo responde que debería vigilarolo más y no dejarlo salir de la...

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The end credits list the names of some of the dogs that appear in the film: Dany, Perla, Toy, Macoco, Papi, Melania, Verta, Cero and Sombrita. See more »

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El Gran Mandarín
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Two brothers, a little dog, a wonderful film...
17 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Bigas Luna is one of the most interesting spanish filmmakers working today, a director always faithful to his own style and his obsessions (mostly food and sex). His movies are sensual (JAMON, JAMON), strange (LA TETA Y LA LUNA), often fascinating (LA CAMARERA DEL TITANIC), sometimes disappointing (HUEVOS DE ORO). But here I'm talking only about his most modern films (from LOLA or ANGUSTIA, more or less), his first movies were completely different and CANICHE is one of them.

Like BILBAO, CANICHE is disturbing, ugly, dirty, sordid, but also strangely beautiful. Is like poetry extracted from ugliness... It tells the story of 2 brothers, Bernardo (Àngel Jové, the lead from BILBAO) and Eloisa (Consol Tura), who live alone in a huge mansion and as result from an inheritance, begin to hate each other... Their little dog, a white poodle ('caniche' in spanish) becomes the unusual witness of this situation, just like us, and the real lead of the film.

An excellent film very similar to BILBAO and an example of how talented but how different Luna was in the late 70's. And yes, he was better...


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