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The adventures of two derelicts. They are prisoners in a battleship, then, after a mutiny, they succeed to become officers. They leave the boat and start to drift all around the Spain with t... Read allThe adventures of two derelicts. They are prisoners in a battleship, then, after a mutiny, they succeed to become officers. They leave the boat and start to drift all around the Spain with the mere goal to reach something to eat. A prostitute could set their life.The adventures of two derelicts. They are prisoners in a battleship, then, after a mutiny, they succeed to become officers. They leave the boat and start to drift all around the Spain with the mere goal to reach something to eat. A prostitute could set their life.
Nice film based on two classic novels , as a picaresque novel written by Mateo Alemán and anonymous Lazarillo Tormes ; dealing with fun and funny adventures of two derelicts , it features amusing events , adequate cinematography and good settings . As the wonderful brooding quality of the Spanish landscape is established as a fitting background to the events which transpire . Pretty good but free adaptation about two vintage novels that is credited with founding a literary genre , the ¨Picaresque novel¨ , from the Spanish world ¨Picaro¨ , meaning rogue or rascal . Here Lázaro uses his cunning while serving the blind person as well as several other masters , and also learning to practice all kinds of tricks and traps . He soon learns to outwit his mean-spirited captor in some delightfully realized sequences . Lazarillo suffers extreme famine because of the lack of food and designs a lot of strategies to get aliments . As he deals with a blind , a selfish verger and some travelling comedians . Being an Italian/Spanish co-production the picture is plenty of Spaniard secondaries as Blanca Marsillach , Juan Carlos Naya , María Casanova , Blaki , Aldo Sambrell , Alfonso Del Real , Jesús Guzmán , Chris Huerta , Lola Forner , and Italian ones as Sal Borgese , Sabrina Ferilli , Vittorio Caprioli , among others
Based on an anonymous book that created the picaresque novel , this extensive genre includes ¨Cervantes's Rinconete and Cortadillo¨ , ¨Henry Fielding's Tom Jones¨ and ¨Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn¨ . The identity of the author of ¨Lazarillo¨ has been a puzzle for nearly four hundred years , it is likely that the writer chose to remain anonymous out of fear of religious prosecution . Lazarillo De Tormes comes from river Tormes , this is a river runs through his home town : Salamanca . Given the subversive nature of Lazarillo , and its open criticism of the Catholic Church , the novel was strongly censored at the time . Its influence extends to twentieth century , dramas , and movies featuring the ¨anti-hero¨ . And the novel Guzmán de Alfarache , by this means , is conceived as an extensive doctrinal sermon about the sins of society , and was so received by the author's contemporaries, despite the hybrid qualities between an engaging novel and a moralizing discourse. These novels were highly popular in its time . Many editions were published, and not only in Spanish . This film gives a vivid and jolly description of the world of the pauper and the petty thief , including various popular sayings and a great number of of villagers stories . It describes the adventures of a pair of Picaros , exposing injustices who usually suffer while amusing the viewer . This movie displays an appropriate photography and being masterfully shot on atmospheric location in Covarrubias , La Vid , Burgos , Peñaranda de Duero, Salamanca , Ávila , Castilla y León and other Castilian towns and villages . The motion picture was compellingly directed by Mario Monicelli.
This classic novel has been adapted several times : a silent rendition , 1925 , by Florian Rey with Jose Nieto , Montenegro and Pitusin , the classic ¨El Lazarillo De Tormes¨ by Cesar Fernández Ardavin and it won the Golden Bear in Berlin Festival and ¨Lazaro De Tormes¨ by Fernando Fernan Gómez with Rafael Álvarez 'El Brujo' , Karra Elejalde , Beatriz Rico .
- Oct 8, 2017