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La novia (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 August 2016 (USA)
A tragic tale of unappeased desires and forbidden yearnings, conflicted choices, deception and the unavoidable fate of three lovers standing powerless before the true nature of man.

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... Novia
... Leonardo
... Novio
... Madre
... Padre
... Mujer de Leonardo
... Criada
... Vecina
... Mendiga
... Muchacha 1
Verónika Moral ... Muchacha 2
Laura Contreras ... Muchacha 3
... Suegra
Mariano Anós ... Primo del Mar 1
David Moreau ... Primo del Mar 2
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Based on "Bodas de sangre" by Federico García Lorca, tells the story of a love triangle between two men and a woman. Two lovers carried away by their passion defying all moral and social rules even challenging their own judgment. The same day of her wedding, the bride and her lover escape on horseback to live their love. Their disobedience will have devastating consequences. Written by Anonymous

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€1,187,147 (estimated)

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€91,655 (Spain), 11 December 2015, Limited Release
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Director Ortiz cares immensely about the artistry of the shots and takes, that's why the cast usually had to act through adverse or unpleasant environment conditions. For example, the scene when the bride sings "la Tarara" was filmed in the middle of the desert of Los Monegros at 5 a.m. Actors also had to deal with strong wind (cierzo), blinding light or mosquitoes, or even against the clock filming when the scenes happened at sunset. See more »

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The groom chases the unfaithful bride on a BMW R25/2, formerly seen in the film with a sidecar. When he arrives, he rides an unidentified motorcycle (could it be a BSA?) which stalls. See more »

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La novia: It's like I have drunk a bottle of anise and I am sleeping on a bed of roses.
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La tarara
Written by Federico García Lorca
Performed by Inma Cuesta
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Pastel Bride
16 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

The love triangle played by stereotyped performers (a ravishing brunette leading lady, a soap-opera hunk with long hair and a beard of several days, and a tall man wearing glasses to make him look a little ugly) is accompanied by phallic signs everywhere, crystals, bad wigs, wild horses, postcard landscapes, apparitions, compositions of artsy photographs, a somewhat ridiculous climax with the hunk displaying his bare ass as he duels wearing only a shirt, a few dances and to top it all a silly little song in English for the closing credits. Federico García Lorca must turn in his grave, as the saying goes, every time somebody projects "La novia" and that theme resonates in English, considering that it is a rereading of Lorca's "Blood Wedding", a play graced with his diaphanous verses in crystalline and musical Spanish. The Spanish-German co-production was filmed in several places (including Zaragoza and Turkey) to tell us once again this story of passions, false honor and machismo, the type of machismo that turns people mad and kills. In all of this, to my taste Luisa Gavasa (of course, awarded a Goya as best supporting actress) is the best thing, as a landowner and matriarch, a hurt avenger, a castrating mother, the mother queen of all the femi-Nazis in the world. In any case, different strokes for different folks, but surely not mine.


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