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La Celestina (1996)

The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However... See full summary »

Director:

Gerardo Vera

Writers:

Fernando de Rojas (novel), Rafael Azcona (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penélope Cruz ... Melibea (as Penelope Cruz)
Terele Pávez ... Celestina (as Terele Pavez)
Juan Diego Botto ... Calisto
Maribel Verdú ... Areusa (as Maribel Verdu)
Jordi Mollà ... Pármeno (as Jordi Molla)
Nancho Novo Nancho Novo ... Sempronio
Nathalie Seseña ... Lucrecia
Carlos Fuentes Carlos Fuentes ... Sosia
Candela Peña ... Elicia
Anna Lizaran ... Alisa (as Ana Lizaran)
Sergio Villanueva ... Tristán
Ángel de Andrés López ... Centurio (as Angel de Andres Lopez)
Lluís Homar ... Pleberio (as Lluis Homar)
Ana Risueño Ana Risueño ... Poncia
Rodrigo García Rodrigo García ... Crito (as Rodrigo Garcia)
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Storyline

The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However Calisto's other servant Parmeno is suspicious of Celestina, as he knows about her tricks. After Celestina convinces Melibea of Calisto's love and arranges a brief clandestine meeting between them, Calisto gives Celestina a valuable chain of gold. Both servants are not satisfied with the whores supplied by Celestina and demand more from her, thus setting off a dramatic sequence of events. Written by Will Gilbert

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 November 1996 (Spain) See more »

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Budget:

ESP 250,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Carmen Maura was the first choice for the title role of Celestina See more »

Connections

Version of Los libros: La Celestina (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Fantasies pavanes & gallardes: Gallarda 6 y Fantasía 1
By Lluís del Milà
Version of Jordi Savall
Performed by Jordi Savall, Andrew Lawrence King (as A. Lawrence-King), Sergi Casademunt (as S. Casademunt),
E. Brandao, L. Duftschmid
Permission by Audivis
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Nothing special
17 May 2000 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

Nothing stands out as particularly bad in this movie. The problem is, nothing is especially good, either. The story kept me mildly interested, but the entertainment value was usually kept to a minimum. The ending surprised me a little, but it certainly wasn't enough to cancel out the overall mediocrity. A decent way to kill some time, but nothing more.


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