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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 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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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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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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Voted eighth best Spanish film by professionals and critics in 1996 Spanish cinema centenary. See more »

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An excellent movie you won't forget
4 August 1998 | by dalton2See all my reviews

This is one of the best Spanish movies I have seen. For many reasons. First, the story, which is based on a great novel by the brilliant writer Miguel Delibes, can be seen from different points of view: as the characters in themselves, or as the history of the spanish society through two generations. Second, the actors do an incredible performance (Paco Rabal and Alfredo Landa are really fantastic, not to mention Juan Diego, Mary Carrillo, Terele Pávez...). Third, the scenes' directing and editing rise to the occasion. The result is a fresh, intelligent and charming film that we won't forget for a long time. Perhaps Belén Ballesteros and Juan Sachez's performances aren't worthy of the occasion, but that's the least of my worries.


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