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Les amants de Teruel (1962)

In a troupe of poor traveling comedians who perform in the public square, Isa dances the role of Isabelle in the legend of "Lovers of Teruel".

Director:

Raymond Rouleau

Writers:

René-Louis Lafforgue (dialogue), Raymond Rouleau (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Ludmilla Tchérina ... Isa
René-Louis Lafforgue ... Le bonimenteur (as René-Louis Laforgue)
Milko Sparemblek Milko Sparemblek ... Manuel
Milenko Banovitch Milenko Banovitch ... Diego
Stevan Grebel Stevan Grebel ... Grebelito
Jean-Pierre Bras Jean-Pierre Bras ... Father
Antoine Marin Antoine Marin ... Pablo
Roberto Roberto ... Le nain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serge Barthély Serge Barthély
Michel Bas Michel Bas ... Shalomir
André Crétin André Crétin ... Un clochard
Dominique Delassue Dominique Delassue
Max Doria Max Doria
Luce Fabiole Luce Fabiole
Georges Faye Georges Faye
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In a troupe of poor traveling comedians who perform in the public square, Isa dances the role of Isabelle in the legend of "Lovers of Teruel".

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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.51 (1961) See more »

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Extraordinary and powerful romantic dance film
5 March 2002 | by nuthillproductionsSee all my reviews

I first saw this film in the early seventies and have sought it out at every chance I had since then. This is one of my most favorite films of all time. It will appeal to those who have a deep appreciation of the art of western Europe from the end of the nineteenth century to the thirties. The art direction is pointedly referential to these art genres. It has a condensed power and sensibility that has conceptual roots (in the story line) in films like Children of Paradise and La Strada as well as the more recent El Amor Brujo by Carlos Saura, an equally fine dance film. There are aspects of this film that will not appeal to those who expect more dialog and a less stylized presentation than this film embraces. This film is pure art on every level and an exceptional tour-d'force collaboration between the director (Rouleau), the composer (Theodorakis, famous for Zorba the Greek)and the cinematographer (Claude Renoir, son of the director, grandson of the painter). I am waiting for an opportunity to own a clean color corrected print. The tape I saw recently was in poor condition, very contrasty and color shifting. The subtitles were often white on white, which is frustrating, but in no way diminishes the power of this fabulous film.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 December 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lovers of Teruel See more »

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Production Co:

Société Monarch See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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