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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.

Director:

Paula Ortiz

Writers:

Javier García Arredondo (screenplay by), Federico García Lorca (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Inma Cuesta ... Novia
Álex García ... Leonardo
Asier Etxeandia ... Novio
Luisa Gavasa ... Madre
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ... Padre
Leticia Dolera ... Mujer de Leonardo
Consuelo Trujillo ... Criada
Ana Fernández ... Vecina
María Alfonsa Rosso ... Mendiga
Manuela Vellés ... Muchacha 1
Verónika Moral Verónika Moral ... Muchacha 2
Laura Contreras Laura Contreras ... Muchacha 3
Mariana Cordero ... Suegra
Mariano Anós Mariano Anós ... Primo del Mar 1
David Moreau David Moreau ... Primo del Mar 2
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Storyline

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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And I follow you through the air, like a blade of grass. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Spain | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ara See more »

Filming Locations:

Cappadoccia, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,187,147 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€91,655 (Spain), 11 December 2015, Limited Release
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Trivia

The OST of The Bride was composed by Shigeru Umebayashi, a Japanese musician big fan of the works of Lorca. The director and the musician never met in person actually: Ortiz sent parts of scenes or descriptions of places and emotions to Umebayashi and he created and arranged the music he deemed suitable. The soundtrack was nominated for best OST the Goya awards, Spanish equivalent to the Oscars. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Madre: Do you understand what marriage means child?
La novia: Yes, madam.
Madre: A husband, children and a two-yard thick wall between everything else.
La novia: I will not disappoint.
Madre: Of course, of course you won't.
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Soundtracks

Madeja, madeja
Written by Federico García Lorca
Performed by Manuela Vellés
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Poetic, timeless, spaceless and beautiful
10 March 2017 | by tolgaozkurtSee all my reviews

The film crew has shot a poem rather than a movie. You would either love or hate this piece; there is most probably no middle ground. I am personally in the former camp. The story itself is as familiar as an ancient Greek tragedy: namely, the sinfully intense love and the revengeful fate. The images are so captivating that makes you feel the characters exist out of space-time. This is highlighted when the heroin encounters "herself" more than a few times throughout the film. If you love poetry in images, then you will not easily forget the beautiful scenes and that primordial sadness arising from the unavoidable fate.


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