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Las cosas del querer (1989)

In 1940's Madrid. Juan plays piano for Pepita and her on-stage partner Mario. Although Mario really wants to steal Juan for himself, Juan is not interested and Mario resorts to a string of ... See full summary »

Director:

Jaime Chávarri

Writers:

Jaime Chávarri (dialogue), Fernando Colomo (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ángela Molina ... Pepita
Ángel de Andrés López ... Juan
Manuel Bandera ... Mario
María Barranco ... Nena Colman
Amparo Baró ... Balbina
Mary Carmen Ramírez ... Madre
Diana Peñalver ... Hermana
Juan Gea Juan Gea ... Marqués
Rafael Alonso ... Campoverde
Eva León
Ana Sáinz Ana Sáinz
Manuel Gallardo Manuel Gallardo ... Ignacio
Mari Paz Ballesteros Mari Paz Ballesteros ... (as Mª Paz Ballesteros)
María Rus María Rus
Antonio Canal Antonio Canal ... (as Tony Canal)
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In 1940's Madrid. Juan plays piano for Pepita and her on-stage partner Mario. Although Mario really wants to steal Juan for himself, Juan is not interested and Mario resorts to a string of lovers as consolation. When he loves (and leaves) a young nobleman, the young man wants revenge. Written by Havan_IronOak@Bigfoot.com

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Musical

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 April 1990 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Dinge der Liebe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Followed by Las cosas del querer 2ª parte (1995) See more »

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Ay carabi y huri
Written by Antonio Quintero, Rafael de León & Manuel L. Quiroga (as Manuel Quiroga)
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Grace and dignity
21 August 2005 | by pldeaguinagaSee all my reviews

This is not the best Spanish film ever made, or the one with the larger budget, but it was done with grace and dignity, getting the right mood before and after the General Franco years of dictatorship. Everybody act quite well, ¡but they sing even better! (Molina and Bandera). The music is great, if you like folk traditional Spanish music. This soundtrack is one of my favorites of that sort (as well the second one, although I did not see that movie). I became fan of the couple, specially Molina, who was one of the girls of Buñuel film "That obscure object of desire" (the other one was Carole Bouquet). An interesting point is the telling about how authorities and people though about homosexuality in those days. There are some coincidences with the life of Spanish singer Miguel de Molina, who after being incarcerated because of his homosexuality, went to live in exile to Argentina (he used to sing some of those songs too).


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