7.2/10
162

Divinas palabras (1987)

A work of Valle-Inclán, the story takes place in Galicia in the early twentieth century. To escape poverty, the wife of a sacristan uses a hydrocephalic child as a sideshow attraction. This causes a confrontation with her sister-in-law.

Director:

José Luis García Sánchez (as J.L. García Sánchez)

Writers:

Ramón del Valle-Inclán (play) (as Don Ramón María del Valle-Inclán), Enrique Llovet (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Ana Belén, Maribel Martín, Mario Pardo
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the fantastic world of the "bosque animado" meet some people who have been transported to this place by a magic force. Now their histories cross one another.

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Alejandra Grepi, Tito Valverde
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Francisco Rabal, Jose Coronado, Dafne Fernández
Butterfly (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco
La colmena (1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Camus
Stars: Victoria Abril, Ana Belén, Concha Velasco
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After spending a night with a sensual prostitute, the King of Spain decides that he wants to see his wife naked. His decision causes a real revolution amidst his subjects.

Director: Imanol Uribe
Stars: María Barranco, Joaquim de Almeida, Laura del Sol
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Did Franco have a double? The story is set in the late 40's, in Spain... The humble owner of an orthopedics shop in Madrid is abducted by a misterious group... He disappears for the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Mercero
Stars: Pepe Soriano, José Sazatornil, Chus Lampreave
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the early Spanish Civil Post-war, in Madrid, during the most hard times of the Franco dictatorship, a group of second-rate players try to get out of their wretched lives taking advantage... See full summary »

Director: José Luis García Sánchez
Stars: Ana Belén, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Antonio Banderas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Lolita Sevilla, Manolo Morán, José Isbert
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau
Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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
Stars: Irene Gutiérrez Caba, Ana Belén, Florinda Chico
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Belén ... Mari Gaila
Francisco Rabal ... Pedro Gailo
Imanol Arias ... Séptimo Miau
Esperanza Roy ... Rosa la Tatula
Aurora Bautista ... Marica del Reino
Juan Echanove ... Miguelín
Víctor Rubio Víctor Rubio
Rebeca Tébar Rebeca Tébar ... Simoniña
Francisco Merino
Tito García
Ofelia Angélica Ofelia Angélica
Ernesto Chao Ernesto Chao
Nicolás Dueñas Nicolás Dueñas ... Conde Polaco
Dorotea Bárcena Dorotea Bárcena
Luis Ciges
Edit

Storyline

A work of Valle-Inclán, the story takes place in Galicia in the early twentieth century. To escape poverty, the wife of a sacristan uses a hydrocephalic child as a sideshow attraction. This causes a confrontation with her sister-in-law.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

female nudity | based on play | See All (2) »

Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 September 1987 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Boskie slowa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ion Films,Lolafilms,Lux Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

José Luis García Sánchez didn't like the first draft of the screenplay when he was asked to direct the movie, but instead of writing a new one, what he did was taking the play to the set and try to recreate the different scenes as faithfully as possible. See more »

Connections

Version of Divinas palabras (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Siempre de más, de menos jamás
Performed by Ana Belén
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed