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The Bride (2015)

La novia (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 5 August 2016 (USA)
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As the Bride and the Groom prepare for the wedding in the pale desert, a tale of unappeased desires; forbidden yearnings, and conflicted choices unfolds. Now, three lovers stand powerless before the true nature of man. Is fate unavoidable?

Director:

Paula Ortiz

Writers:

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

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Some scenes of The Bride were filmed in NorthEastern region of Spain, Aragón (in the provinces of Zaragoza and Huesca), infamous for its powerful wind pattern (100-160 km/h) called "cierzo". While saying their lines, the actors had to withstand the impact of this wind on their faces, making it quite hard to hear themselves or to concentrate when in the most emotional scenes. This, however, can barely be noticeable in the outcome of the movie. 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

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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Nana del caballo grande
Written by Federico García Lorca
Performed by Carmen París
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Pastel Bride
16 April 2017 | by EdgarSTSee 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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5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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EUR1,187,147 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,682,689
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