In the celebration of the day of the political prisonner the victims of the Franco repression meet in the jail of Valencia. Among them are parvenues, mafiosi, bankers, and a communist ... See full summary »
Luis García Berlanga
Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.
The movie tells the story of a family of comedians that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's. Life gets very tough for them since they cannot compete any longer with cinema. ... See full summary »
Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to ... See full summary »
Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid ... See full summary »
I believe there's a little mistake in the previous comment. Carmen Maura doesn't play the nun who fakes the stigmata. She's Mercedes Sampietro's accomplice on that. As to the matter of lesbianism, I'm not quite sure that they are sexually-active lovers. They love each other, there's no discussion about it but I think being XVI century's Spanish nuns they don't even conceive the idea of being engaged in a carnal-love relationship. They are two women who loves each other beyond reason or lust. Sex is just the consequence to all that. I don't agree either on the motive to fake the stigmata. In my opinion they do it not just to stay together, although that has an important weight on the matter, but to guarantee the subsistence of the community (wich is the word they use when they talk about the nun's sisterhood). I think power, subsistence and greed, as well as love, are central in this film. This is the problem with masterpieces, they have so much subtext as viewers or readers opinions on them. It's what caught one's eye what one sees.
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