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Set in the Basque region, a story of the rivalry of two families, period 1870-1935

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Julio Medem
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Suárez ... Cristina
Carmelo Gómez ... Manuel, Ignacio and Peru Irigibel
Ana Torrent ... Catalina
Karra Elejalde ... Ilegorri / Lucas
Klara Badiola Klara Badiola ... Madalen (as Clara Badiola)
Txema Blasco Txema Blasco ... Manuel
Kandido Uranga ... Carmelo / Juan
Pilar Bardem ... Paulina (as Pilar Barden)
Miguel Ángel García Miguel Ángel García ... Peru as a child
Ane Sánchez Ane Sánchez ... Cristina as a child
Magdalena Mikolajczak Magdalena Mikolajczak ... Daughter as a child
Enara Azkue Enara Azkue ... Daughter as a child
Ortzi Balda Ortzi Balda ... Ilegorri / Lucas as a child
Elisabeth Ruiz Elisabeth Ruiz ... Hermana mayor
Ramón Barea ... Juez
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A film set in the Basque region, beginning in the Carlist war of 1875 and ending during the Spanish Civil war of 1936. The film portrays how one single act of cowardice shapes the life of the next three generations of two families and fuels the intense rivalry which will span the next sixty-one years. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery | Romance | War

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 December 1993 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Cows See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Quotes

Manuel: This is important. This is very important. This is very, very important.
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Featured in The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone (2003) See more »

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An excellent movie!
7 July 2000 | by g-51See all my reviews

I originally saw Vacas at the Mill Valley Film Festival before its general release and thought then that it was one of the most exceptional films I had ever seen.

If you have the opportunity to view it, you are in for a rare visual and story treat.

Since it failed to make general US release in 1991, I have been searching for a VCR/DVD copy of it, with at the least English subtitles, in order to share it with others. If anyone knows where to obtain such a copy, please let me know. TIA!!


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