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Heart of the Forest (1979)

El corazón del bosque (original title)
"El Andarín", a mythical guerrilla of the fifties, goes down to the open-air dance. A little girl looks at him with her big eyes. Years later, that girl has become a beautiful woman, Amparo... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Ángela Molina ... Amparo
Norman Briski ... Juan
Luis Politti ... El andarín
Víctor Valverde Víctor Valverde ... Suso
Santiago Ramos ... Atiano
Raúl Fraire
Norma Bacaicoa Norma Bacaicoa
Margerita Mas Margerita Mas
Julio César Acera Julio César Acera
Ernesto Martín Ernesto Martín
Julián Navarro Julián Navarro
Luis Pastor Luis Pastor
Susana Prados Susana Prados ... Niña
María Eugenia Calleja María Eugenia Calleja ... Niña
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"El Andarín", a mythical guerrilla of the fifties, goes down to the open-air dance. A little girl looks at him with her big eyes. Years later, that girl has become a beautiful woman, Amparo, in love with the member of the resistance. But "El Andarín" is already someone condemned to be a loser. Hided deep in the forest, he has become a harassed beast. Juan, brother of Amparo, returns after several years of exile to convince him to leave the mountain and to get safely away from there. But Juan ignores the relations that his sister has maintained with "El Andarín". Written by jsanchez

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more difficult than it needed to be
26 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

A legendary freedom fighter in the remote Alturian highlands of Spain continues his shadowy one-man campaign of survival long after the last gun shot of the Civil War is fired, refusing to surrender despite his failing health and the pleas of an old comrade to end his lonely struggle. The story loosely parallels Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness', but suffers from fatally obscure plotting: unexplained events and characters bog down the energy of the film, and every other shot is protracted to the point of unnecessary tedium, presumably to let the symbolism make an indelible impression. It could have been an interesting political allegory, but for anyone not acquainted with Spanish history and temperament the results can be even more elusive than its invisible partisan hero.


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Spanish

Release Date:

8 March 1989 (France) See more »

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Az erdő szíve See more »

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Arandano S.A. See more »
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