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Ovejas negras (1990)

Adolfo reunites with his old teacher, Father Benito, to confess him the crimes he committed when he was a young boy just to save the soul of the people he loved.
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Complete credited cast:
Maribel Verdú ... Lola
José Sazatornil ... Padre Benito
Juan Diego Botto ... Adolfo, niño
Gabino Diego ... Emilio
Miguel Rellán ... Adolfo, adulto
Francisco Vidal ... Padre Crisóstomo
Juanjo Artero ... Fernando (as Juan José Artero)
Concha Leza Concha Leza ... Madre de Adolfo (as Concha de Leza)
Olvido Lorente Olvido Lorente ... Esposa de Adolfo
José María Lucena José María Lucena ... (as Jose Maria Lucena)
Rafael Obeo Rafael Obeo
Jose M. Villalta Jose M. Villalta ... (as Jose Marcos Villalta)
Javier Chavarri Javier Chavarri


Adolfo reunites with his old teacher, Father Benito, to confess him the crimes he committed when he was a young boy just to save the soul of the people he loved.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Black comedy with veteran players along with newcomer actors to have a fruitful and successful career
27 April 2020 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Adolfo (Miguel Rellan) reunites with his old teacher , Father Benito (José Sazatornil , ¨Saza¨) , to confess him the murders he committed long time ago . Adolfo reminds his adolescent time in Francoist regime when Catholicism was extremely settled down in society and he was a young boy usually praying , and a very religious person , his relationship with brother (Juanjo Artero) who had an affaire with the servant (Maribel Verdú) and friendship with the rascal student Emilio (Gavino Diego) . Then , Adolfo attempts just to save the soul of the people he loved by whatever means .

Emotive dramedy about childhood and adolescence with engaging interpretation , adequate cinematography and acceptable direction .The film contains human drama , emotion , amusing events , complemented with brief touches of black humor . These elements provide the setting for this period piece , giving it its own special quality and ambient . In addition , there are brief exploration about way of life the sixties in which the religious repression and the Catholic spirituality were really taken root in the Spanish society . There stands out the enjoyable interpretation , atmospheric photograpy and evocative production design . Starring Juan Diego Botto gives a good acting , as well as Gabino Diego playing the mischievous pupil always in trouble, a young Maribel Verdú as the gorgeous maid , Juanjo Artero as the unfortunate sibling and two veteran and always excellent actors : Miguel Rellán , José Sazatornil , along with Francisco Vidal as Padre Crisóstomo .

It displays a colorful and evocative cinematography by Antonio Pueche. As well as lively and appropriate musical score by by early deceased Bernardo Bonezzi. Being competently produced by Gerardo Herrero . Gerardo is a famous producer as well as filmmaker . He was President of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1994-1994) . Great producer of big hits , being especially known for The Secret of your ears (2009), Sin Retorno (2010) , Balada Triste de Trompeta (2010) , Crimenes De Oxford (2008) and El Hijo De La Novia (2001). He also directed some good films such as : ¨Silencio En Nieve¨ , ¨Corredor Nocturno¨ , ¨Principio Arquímedes¨ , ¨Crimen Galindez¨ , ¨Frontera Sur¨, ¨Territorio Comanche¨ , ¨Desvio a Paraíso¨ , ¨Al Acecho¨ and ¨Heroína¨ . Being well and professionally directed by José María Carreño , a writer/filmmaker with a brief career . As he wrote : Ovejas negras 1977 , Los libros (TV Series) : El club de los suicidas (1977) and In memoriam 1977 . He directed Serie negra (TV Mini-Series) : General, dicen que el amor es algo maravilloso (1994) and Crónicas del mal (TV Series) and his only film : Ovejas Negras . Rating : 6.5/10 . Sympathetic and agreeable Spanish black comedy .

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4 May 1990 (Spain) See more »

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Madrid, Spain

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