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A esmorga (2014)

This is a tense and intense 24-hour account of three men's lives, three befuddled mates that walk through live in chaos, through repressed and misleading sex, while closing doors and ... See full summary »


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Eduardo Blanco Amor (novel), Ignacio Vilar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel de Lira Miguel de Lira ... Cibrán
Karra Elejalde ... Bocas
Antonio Durán 'Morris' ... Milhomes
Melania Cruz Melania Cruz ... Raxada
Yago López Yago López ... Lisardiño
Lois Soaxe Lois Soaxe ... Acacio
Covadonga Berdiñas Covadonga Berdiñas ... Tía Esquilacha
Patxi Bisquert ... Sr. de Andrada
Sabela Arán Sabela Arán ... Socorrito
Alfonso Agra Alfonso Agra ... Pega
Monti Castiñeiras ... Cabaleiro
Elena Seijo Elena Seijo ... Cupatrás
Fina Calleja Fina Calleja ... Piolla
Ledicia Sola ... Viguesa
Mela Casal Mela Casal ... Nonó


This is a tense and intense 24-hour account of three men's lives, three befuddled mates that walk through live in chaos, through repressed and misleading sex, while closing doors and throwing the keys away, as if they wished to leave everything behind, walking towards their own perdition. Written by Anonymous

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Ían fechando portas tras de si e guindando coas chaves [They went by locking doors behind them and throwing the keys away]





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Karra Elejalde, who did not speak Galician, worked with two dialogue coaches to play all of his part not only in this language but with a very specific accent, that of Ourense, the city where the story is set. See more »


Version of A esmorga (1997) See more »

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Downbeat but intense film about three friends who amuse themselves during a rave-up day with unexpected and fateful consequences
14 March 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

It deals with three vagabond men go on a binge of drink , brawls , whores , murder and walking towards their own perdition for the disaster caused in a day of partying , as if they wished to leave everything behind , being set in Galicia of the Francoist period . It is a remake from ¨Parranda¨ (1977) by Gonzalo Suarez whose screenwriter was the same novelist , Eduardo Blanco Amor , while retaining screenwriter credit in the finished film , was disappointed with the changes made to his story and claimed that he one day would like to see the book made into a Galician language film starring Galician actors . That ultimately occurred with Ignacio Vilar's A Esmorga (2014) , though 35 years after Blanco Amor's death in 1979 . It stars three befuddled mates called ¨Cibran¨ (Miguel De Lira , in previous rendition performed by José Sacristán) , "El Bocas" (Karra Elejalde , in first version was played by José Luis Gómez) and the "Milhomes" (Antonio Durán Morris , formerly by Antonio Ferrandis). After the euphoria of the three protagonists in their night of fun and saturated alcohol , the frustrations and distresses are slowly emerging within themselves and surrounding . What began as a lark is became into an alcoholic delirium sex and violence .

This is a thrilling and dramatic 24-hour account of three men's lives , three fun-loving mates that walk get drunk and go through live in chaos , adding repressed and misleading sex , while closing doors and throwing the keys away . A Esmorga by Ignacio Vilar was made in shoestring budget , but all actors are excellent , especially Miguel de Lira and Karra Elejalde . The tense story here told doesn't results to be the ordinary about the hardships and calamities on Spanish post Spanish Civil War (1936-39) , but it goes further and giving a provoking character studio in which a ¨binge¨ leading to these three protagonist characters into the abyss . As "Cebrian" for his poorness as well as failed union to ex-prostitute Raxada , El Bocas" for his sexual frustration , and "Mil hombres" who hides and irrepressible hidden homosexuality and passion for his partner and at the end takes place surprising bursts of violence . Furthermore , brief appearances of some supporting actors , such as Patxi Bisquert as the strange role Sr. Andrada and Melania Cruz as Raxada . The environments are fully achieved by the cameraman Diego Romero , with enjoyable scenes when the three protagonists stay in the brothel , or at the ending as they are walking through the luxurious forests and by a large plentiful river . Atmospheric though sad musical score by piano sounds composed by Zeltia Montes , including some Galician songs . The motion picture was professional though slowly directed by Ignacio Vilar , but failed at the Spanish box office . He is a writer and director of Galician films , known for Ilegal (2004) , Pradolongo (2008), A Esmorga (2014) , Vilamor (2012) and Sicixia (2016) . This film is essential and fundamentally recommended to the Spanish movie fans .

It is a remake to ¨Parranda¨ by Gonzalo Suarez , this project that ended up becoming this film originated from producer Eloy Lozano, who wanted to film Eduardo Blanco Amor's Galician-language book "A Esmorga" in its original language and with a screenplay by Blanco Amor himself. The project ended up falling apart and Blanco Amor's screenplay was sold to Gonzalo Suárez who shot in Asturias with a great cast , but he partially rewrote it and directed it as this Spanish-language movie. This classic version (1977) is formed by a big name cast and prestigious Spanish secondaries , such as : José Sacristán , Antonio Ferrandis , Fernando Fernán Gómez , Charo López , Queta Claver , Isabel Mestres , Marilina Ross and Fernando Hilbeck . While ¨A Esmorga¨ is very well interpreted but the cast is really unknown for the ordinary public , exception Karra Elejalde , extremely famous thanks to his role in ¨8 Apellidos Vascos¨ , considered to be the most box-officed film in Spain.

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