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The Book of Stone (1969)

El libro de piedra (original title)
A governess Julia comes to work in a bourgeois family that live in an afforested property that they have recently bought. Julia is to take care of little girl named Silvia, whose unusual ... See full summary »

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Carlos Enrique Taboada (story), Carlos Enrique Taboada (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marga López ... Julia Septién
Joaquín Cordero ... Eugenio Ruvalcaba
Norma Lazareno ... Mariana
Aldo Monti Aldo Monti ... Carlos
Lucy Buj Lucy Buj ... Silvia
Rafael Llamas Rafael Llamas ... Profesor Esquivias
Ada Carrasco ... Paulina
Lilia Castillo Lilia Castillo ... Herminia (as Lilia Richars)
Manuel Dondé ... Bruno
Jorge Mateos Jorge Mateos ... Dr. Molina
Miguel Gómez Checa Miguel Gómez Checa ... Teniente de policía
Eduardo MacGregor Eduardo MacGregor ... Fabián (as Eduardo Mc.Gregor)
Jorge Pablo Carrillo Jorge Pablo Carrillo ... Hugo
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A governess Julia comes to work in a bourgeois family that live in an afforested property that they have recently bought. Julia is to take care of little girl named Silvia, whose unusual demeanor may find its roots in the family garden. Written by Mario

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 July 1969 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Book of Stone See more »

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Producciones AGSA See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Not as great as I expected.
5 May 2010 | by stavrostsirlisSee all my reviews

OK,I went in with high hopes for this one ans I was mildly disappointed with it. First,I have to say that I watched on VHS and the picture/sound were not that good;I don't know even if this film has ever made it to DVD. The story is your typical Gothic supernatural horror,but not as great and eerie as the one that it often gets compared to,which is the British 'The Innocents' from 1961. It involves a little girl which seems to be having a strange relationship with a stone statue situated in the vast garden of her rich parent's suburban house. You know the typical ghost story; is she possessed,is it all in her mind and the viewer's,does the statue really have a life of its own? A couple genuine moments,but nothing that I/you haven't seen hundreds of times before,if you're a big fan of the genre. If you are interested in the director,watch his better film 'Even the Wind Is Scared'. I give this one, a 6 out of 10.


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