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The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)

La casa de Bernarda Alba (original title)
After the death of her husband Bernada Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house for seven years. Adela, the youngest daughter, suffers the most. Pepe el Romano key to all women's despair.

Director:

Mario Camus

Writers:

Mario Camus, Federico García Lorca (play) (as Federico Garcia Lorca) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Irene Gutiérrez Caba ... Bernarda Alba (as Irene Gutierrez Caba)
Ana Belén ... Adela (as Ana Belen)
Florinda Chico ... Poncia
Enriqueta Carballeira ... Angustias
Vicky Peña ... Martirio (as Victoria Peña)
Aurora Pastor Aurora Pastor ... Magdalena
Mercedes Lezcano Mercedes Lezcano ... Amelia
Pilar Puchol Pilar Puchol ... Criada
Rosario García Ortega ... Maria Josefa (as Rosario Garcia-Ortega)
Ana María Ventura Ana María Ventura ... Prudencia (as Ana Maria Ventura)
Paula Soldevila ... Muchacha (as Paula Borrell)
Álvaro Quiroga Álvaro Quiroga ... Pepe el romano (as Alvaro Quiroga)
Fernanda de Utrera Fernanda de Utrera ... Cantaora (voice)
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After the death of her husband Bernada Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house for seven years. Adela, the youngest daughter, suffers the most. Pepe el Romano key to all women's despair.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 April 1987 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The House of Bernarda Alba See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Poncia: Fifteen days after the wedding, men leave the bed for the table, and then the table for the tavern. Women who don't accept it end up crying in a corner.
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My first time seeing the story
5 February 2007 | by rogermanning995See all my reviews

I had never heard of the play. I found this film to powerful for some of the same reasons the other people criticize it, particularly the claustrophobic feel. I wasn't sure I would watch the whole thing because it was such a disturbing/depressing story, but I ended appreciating the film very much by the end. Excellent casting, performances, and set design.

This movie evoked real anger from me. Projection and denial are nasty human afflictions, and this film conveys that superbly. I don't know if that was the goal of the original play, maybe the film maker took liberties.


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