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Black Bread (2010)

Pa negre (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 15 October 2010 (Spain)
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In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to ... See full summary »

Director:

Agustí Villaronga

Writers:

Emili Teixidor (novel), Agustí Villaronga (adaptation)
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31 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesc Colomer ... Andreu
Marina Comas ... Núria
Nora Navas ... Florència
Roger Casamajor ... Farriol
Lluïsa Castell Lluïsa Castell ... Ció
Mercè Arànega ... Sra. Manubens
Marina Gatell ... Enriqueta
Elisa Crehuet Elisa Crehuet ... Àvia
Andrés Herrera ... Dionís
Pep Tosar ... Comisari
Lázaro Mur Lázaro Mur ... Tísic
Jordi Pla Jordi Pla ... Quirze
Andrea Caro Andrea Caro ... Roviretes
Laia Marull ... Pauleta
Eduard Fernández ... Mestre
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In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to be made responsible of the deaths, but Andreu tries to help his father by finding out who truly killed them. In this search, Andreu develops a moral consciousness against a world of adults fed by lies. In order to survive, he betrays his own roots and ends up finding out the monster that lives within him. Written by Harry

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

First Catalan-language film to win the Goya Award for Best Film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Twenty minutes after the movie beginns, there is a second title; "Retrato de un asesino de pájaros" (portrait of a birds killer). See more »

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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: B.A.D. Cats (2011) See more »

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Interesting mystery
18 April 2012 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Black Bread is an elaborate Catalan Spanish ghost story which begins with a hooded man driving a horse drawn carriage through the woods where he attacks Dionis and his son Culet and kills them by leading the horse off a cliff blind folded. A witness, Andreu, an 11 year old boy goes back to town to report the incident. Farriol, who is the partner of Dionis and also Andreu's father is the lead suspect in the murder, due to his previous opposition to Franco during the war. The mayor was in love with Farriol's wife, Florencia, which creates bad blood until Farriol is forced to leave Spain for France. Andreu's grandmother works for the richest family in the area.

Now things become really complicated. Andreu becomes friends with a tb patient from a monastery who runs around believing that he has wings. Florencia convinces the wealthy woman to take in her son Andreu as a sort of step child in order to have a better life with education at a private school. More mysteries unfold concerning an old murder and Black Bread proves to be an interesting drama.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Catalan | Spanish

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (Spain) See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,784,105
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1.66 : 1
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