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Blood Wedding (1981)

Bodas de sangre (original title)
Not Rated | | Music | 9 March 1981 (Spain)
Group of dancers put Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' on stage, the tragic play about a married man who is still in love with his ex girlfriend, and tries to get back to her despite her planned wedding.

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writers:

Antonio Gades, Federico García Lorca (play) (as Federico Garcia Lorca) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Gades ... Leonardo
Cristina Hoyos ... La Novia
Juan Antonio Jiménez Juan Antonio Jiménez ... El Novio (as Juan Antonio Jimenez)
Carmen Villena Carmen Villena ... La Mujer
Pilar Cárdenas Pilar Cárdenas ... La Madre
El Güito El Güito ... Cuerpo de Baile
Lario Díaz Lario Díaz ... Cuerpo de Baile
Enrique Esteve Enrique Esteve ... Cuerpo de Baile
Elvira Andrés Elvira Andrés ... Cuerpo de Baile
Azucena Flores Azucena Flores ... Cuerpo de Baile
Cristina Gombau Cristina Gombau ... Cuerpo de Baile
Marisa Neila Marisa Neila ... Cuerpo de Baile
Antonio Quintana Antonio Quintana ... Cuerpo de Baile
Quico Franco Quico Franco ... Cuerpo de Baile
Candy Román Candy Román ... Cuerpo de Baile (as Candy Roman)
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Group of dancers put Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' on stage, the tragic play about a married man who is still in love with his ex girlfriend, and tries to get back to her despite her planned wedding.

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Plot Keywords:

dance | flamenco | based on play | See All (3) »

Genres:

Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 March 1981 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Wedding See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Emiliano Piedra See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1968 it was announced that Anthony Quinn would star and direct this for MGM. See more »

Goofs

At the 23 minute mark, a very large, directional boom-microphone enters the upper left portion of the screen, lingers noticeably and then is removed. See more »

Connections

Version of Blood Wedding (1977) See more »

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Ay, mi sombrero
Performed by Pepe Blanco
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Even If You Care Little For Dance
5 May 2009 | by druid333-2See all my reviews

You will be mesmerized by this beautifully filmed production of Blood Wedding. The plot (of sorts):a dress rehearsal of an upcoming production of the classic Flamenco ballet is viewed,with the various dancers,musicians,etc. arriving one by one,with the dance taking up the bulk of the film. This was the first part of a quartet of films focusing on Flamenco culture (the others being Saura's Flamenco adaptation of 'Carmen','Love The Magician',and 'Flamenco'--all worth seeking out on DVD,or even better,a screening in a cinema proper,if you can find a cinema that is reviving Saura's films). Emotional,passionate music is also a key player that acts as the backdrop,as well as the usual sumptuous photography & editing that is typical of any Carlos Saura production. At least a couple of different cuts of the film seem to be available (most European editions clock in at around 72 minutes,but there is a 67 minute cut,as well).Spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,but nothing to offend even the most ardent prude.


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