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Extramuros (1985)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmen Maura ... Sor Ana
Mercedes Sampietro ... Sor Ángela
Aurora Bautista ... La Priora
Assumpta Serna ... La Huéspeda
Antonio Ferrandis ... El Médico
Manuel Alexandre ... Capellán
Conrado San Martín
Valentín Paredes Valentín Paredes
Marta Fernández Muro
Beatriz Elorrieta Beatriz Elorrieta ... Monja
Cándida Losada ... Monja
Maite Brik Maite Brik ... Monja
Amparo Valle Amparo Valle ... Monja
Maria Caro Maria Caro ... Monja
Mari Paz Molinero Mari Paz Molinero ... Monja
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Official Sites:

Frameline Home Video | Press kit

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extramurals See more »

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Blau Films See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Referenced in Miguel Picazo, un cineasta extramuros (2016) See more »

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Lesbian Stigmata in 16th Century Spain
27 May 2001 | by luiza do brasilSee all my reviews

This 1985 Spanish film reveals one of the many terrible aspects of 16th century Spain, still plagued by the radical Christian Inquisition, one of a plethora of difficulties Spaniards faced at the time.

Spanish super star Carmen Maura plays a nun who agrees to a selfless scam, a fake stigmata, only to avoid separation from her lover, another nun. 'Extramuros' is edgy all right: a plot or scheme agreed upon between two lovers to escape their plight, but with a twist. The scheme is similar to some we've recently seen power couples of politicians, religious leader and the like, play out on the world in the last decade. But the twist this film throws in - literal and actual self-flagellation is original.

It's a serious and passionate work, highlighting the theme of outspoken women-against-repression, seen in other good gay and lesbian films. This is not a lesbian "Nun sense" or another "Dark Habits" (by Almodovar, which also starred Carmen Maura, and also set in a Spanish convent, with some lesbian nuns).

Perhaps, best of all, 'Extramuros' is realistic and frank. It isn't shy about its characters' sexuality. Their sexuality, and the film as a whole are genuine.


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