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Doña Bárbara (1998)

Santos Luzardo is a young attorney who has recently returned to his family's ranch. The land is harsh, and only the strongest can survive. Dona Barbara uses black magic to make Santos fall ... See full summary »

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Betty Kaplan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Víctor Cárdenas ... Antonio Sandoval
Juan Fernández ... Melquiades
Audry Gutierrez Alea Audry Gutierrez Alea ... Casilda Sandoval (as Audrey)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angel Acosta Angel Acosta ... Don José Luzardo
Alfredo Alegre Alfredo Alegre ... Venancio
Guillermo Angelelli Guillermo Angelelli ... Juan Primito
Sandra Ballesteros Sandra Ballesteros ... Doña Asunción Luzardo
Sebastián Cascardo Sebastián Cascardo ... Santos Luzardo Chico
Gustavo Cenatiempo Gustavo Cenatiempo ... Enamorado de Doña Bárbara
Eduardo Cutuli Eduardo Cutuli ... Balbino Paiba
María Del Carmen Torrent Moneta María Del Carmen Torrent Moneta ... Francisca Sandoval
Lautaro Delgado ... Lorenzo Barquero Joven
Ulises Dumont ... Ño Pernalete
Jazmin Echeverria Jazmin Echeverria ... Gervesia Sandoval
Ruth Gabriel ... Marisela Barquero
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Santos Luzardo is a young attorney who has recently returned to his family's ranch. The land is harsh, and only the strongest can survive. Dona Barbara uses black magic to make Santos fall for her and hence gain access to his estate. Santos struggles to break free of Dona Barbara and falls in love with her daughter. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Rated R for sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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A visually stunning, finely acted and directed adaptation
1 May 1999 | by gonz30See all my reviews

On familiar territory, director Betty Kaplan ("Of Love and Shadows' with Antonio Banderas), again successfully brings a Latin American classic novel to the big screen. This time however, the film deals with none other than DONA BARBARA, generally regarded as the greatest novel in Latin American literature. A true Hispanic American film, this classic drama could be located just about anywhere in Latin America. This commonality is perhaps the film's greatest achievement. Though mostly shot in Argentina, it could be Venezuela, Peru, or ... just as its characters are not nationality specific. In fact the leading roles are played by a Cuban, a Spanish and an Argentine actors)Esther Gorris (Evita in Argentina's EVA PERON (1995/6) is an electrifying Dona Barbara, and the lush cinematography and exquisite sequences give the film a sense of a Latin-American Western. Not to be missed, it was presented as the closing film of Miami's 1999 Hispanic Film Festival, prior to its release in the United States and the U.K. Look for it soon, and enjoy.


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Country:

Spain | Argentina | USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 May 1998 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Fegefeuer der Leidenschaft See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina

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Austral Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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