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Los santos inocentes (1984)

Spain, 1960s. People from a very poor family work in the country, at the service of a rich family of landowners...

Director:

Mario Camus

Writers:

Miguel Delibes (novel), Antonio Larreta (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Landa ... Paco, El Bajo
Terele Pávez ... Régula
Belén Ballesteros Belén Ballesteros ... Nieves
Juan Sachez Juan Sachez ... Quirce
Susana Sánchez Susana Sánchez ... La Niña Chica
Francisco Rabal ... Azarías
Ágata Lys ... Doña Pura
Agustín González ... Don Pedro
Juan Diego ... Señorito Iván
Mary Carrillo ... Señora Marquesa
José Guardiola ... Señorito de la Jara
Manuel Zarzo ... Don Manuel, el doctor
Francisco Torres Francisco Torres
Pepín Salvador Pepín Salvador ... Obispo (as José Salvador)
José Manuel Sito José Manuel Sito
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Storyline

Somewhere in the spanish country, in the 60s. Paco and his wife Régula are very poor. They work as tenant farmers for a very wealthy landowner. They have 3 children. One is backward. The others can not got to school because the master "needs" their work. When Regula's brother is fired from where he has worked for 61 years, he settles down at their little place... An attack against the archaism of the spanish country of the 60s. Written by Yepok

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Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 November 1984 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Aprószentek See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The movie illustrates the extreme inequality and the relationship between landlords and peasants in rural Spain in the middle of XX century. See more »

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Spoofed in No lo llames amor... llámalo X (2011) See more »

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real Spain re visited
8 October 2016 | by cesspit-53505See all my reviews

Having traveled extensively throughout Spain this film evokes memories and images from a long lost Spain and a time which although still exists, now is much diluted. Every aspect of this, at some points sleepy, film are for me very real. The acting is superb, and the filmed scenes carefully and accurately depicted. I have never read the book, but having seen this i will now scout for it. I had no idea the cork oaks were used for such purpose and the pomp and circumstance was also an eye opener/ i gave 7 out of 10,but 10 out of 10 for effort, from both the acting cast and the direction. These places do exists still today, and are still owned by the landed gentry, very much fenced off and off limits to the rest of us as you pass through such regions. I often wonder if they still employ people and treat them the same......


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