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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) »

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

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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 »

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Flamenco love
12 July 1999 | by MedeeaSee all my reviews

The human body uses the dance language to tell the simple story of damned love. The ballet, far from being a tool incidental to communication, carries within itself a whole body of assumptions about love and death, about sin and punishment.

The story line is simple. A bride elopes with her lover in the very day of her wedding. The groom follows the two lovers, and a knife fight takes place. The rivals stab each other and the only wedding that takes place is that one knotting their destinies together in death. A blood wedding.

Besides from the unearthly beauty of the dance spilling out of the dancers bodies on the Flamenco rhythm, the film goes a long way toward shaping and determining the kind of thoughts one is able to have on the controversial topic of sinful love.


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