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La regenta 

La Regenta is a realist novel by Spanish author Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, also known as Clarín, published in 1884 and 1885.

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Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ...  Ana Ozores 3 episodes, 1995
Héctor Alterio ...  Víctor Quintanar 3 episodes, 1995
Juan Luis Galiardo ...  Álvaro Mesía 3 episodes, 1995
Carmelo Gómez ...  Don Fermín de Pas 3 episodes, 1995
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Francisco Merino ...  Fojar 3 episodes, 1995
José María Caffarel 3 episodes, 1995
Juan José Otegui ...  Don Robustiano 3 episodes, 1995
Virginia Mataix ...  Doña Obdulia 3 episodes, 1995
Rafael Díaz Rafael Díaz 3 episodes, 1995
Tote García Ortega Tote García Ortega 3 episodes, 1995
Luis Barbero Luis Barbero ...  Don Cayetano 3 episodes, 1995
Conrado San Martín 3 episodes, 1995
Paco Bas Paco Bas 3 episodes, 1995
Manuel Andrés Manuel Andrés 3 episodes, 1995
Paco Hernández Paco Hernández 3 episodes, 1995
Antonio Canal Antonio Canal 3 episodes, 1995
Lucina Gil Lucina Gil 3 episodes, 1995
Francisco Vidal 3 episodes, 1995
Ion Gabella Ion Gabella 3 episodes, 1995
Luis Pérezagua Luis Pérezagua ...  Don Custodio 3 episodes, 1995
F.M. Poika F.M. Poika 3 episodes, 1995
Olvido Lorente Olvido Lorente 3 episodes, 1995
Maite Merino Maite Merino 3 episodes, 1995
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La Regenta is a realist novel by Spanish author Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, also known as Clarín, published in 1884 and 1885.

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17 January 1995 (Spain) See more »

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Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

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Masterpiece of contemporary Spanish cinema based on equally excellent novel written by naturalist Leopoldo Alas (Clarín 1852-1901)
3 April 2001 | by andreasgrellSee all my reviews

What at first sight seems to be a typical 19th century love story turns out to focus rather on more or less allegorical social criticism than on mere emotionalism. But to become aware of this you have to familiarize yourself with Spanish history. Orphan female protagonist Ana Ozores, the most beautiful woman of northern Spain imaginary province capital Vetusta, is married to elderly aristocrat don Víctor de Quintanar, who seems to prefer hunting to satisfying his young wife's emotional and spiritual needs. No wonder she's courted by two extremely ambitious men in Vetusta (evidently the pseudonym of the actual Oviedo, capital of Asturias): "Don Juan" Álvaro Mesía, politician, embodiment of libertinage and social progress, and Don Fermín, her father confessor, who symbolizes conservatism and bigotry in the Vetusta's small-minded microcosm. In the end Ana succumbs to Álvaro's charm and is unfaithful to her husband who challenges his opponent for a duel. Álvaro kills Ana's husband and leaves for Madrid, while priest don Fermín begins to despise the woman he once adored. What Ana had thought to be true love and friendship in the beginning ends with the protagonist's absolute loneliness when she notices that she had been a mere toy both to Álvaro and his political adversary Fermín - her "brother of soul": Both betrayed her confidence only in order to show off their power. Besides the story, the actors' artistic merits are notable and make this film worth seeing.

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