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La sonata del silencio 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (2016)
Madrid, end of the 40s. Marta has a promising future when she met Antonio, but a misunderstood loyalty with Rafael, will disrupt their lives. When Antonio falls ill, Marta is forced to put ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Marta Etura ...  Marta 9 episodes, 2016
Eduardo Noriega ...  Rafael 9 episodes, 2016
Daniel Grao ...  Antonio 9 episodes, 2016
Lucía Jiménez ...  Virtudes 9 episodes, 2016
Fran Perea Fran Perea ...  Mauricio 9 episodes, 2016
Claudia Traisac ...  Elena 9 episodes, 2016
Joel Bosqued Joel Bosqued ...  Basilio 9 episodes, 2016
Chani Martín Chani Martín ...  Eutimio 9 episodes, 2016
Clara de Ramon Clara de Ramon ...  Julita 9 episodes, 2016
Agnès Llobet Agnès Llobet ...  Virtuditas 9 episodes, 2016
Fernando Soto Fernando Soto ...  Próculo 8 episodes, 2016
Jaume García Arija Jaume García Arija ...  Doctor Torres 8 episodes, 2016
Ben Temple ...  Kaiser 8 episodes, 2016
Dani Luque Dani Luque ...  Dionisio 8 episodes, 2016
Nicolás Coronado Nicolás Coronado ...  Hanno 8 episodes, 2016
Myr Garrido Myr Garrido ...  Chica Kaiser 8 episodes, 2016
Giuseppe Zeno Giuseppe Zeno ...  Flavio Tassoni 7 episodes, 2016
Javier Godino ...  Camilo 7 episodes, 2016
Pilar Matas Pilar Matas ...  Venancia 7 episodes, 2016
Gracia Olayo ...  Juana 6 episodes, 2016
Maria Rosaria Omaggio Maria Rosaria Omaggio ...  Roberta 5 episodes, 2016
Mabel Rivera ...  Fermina 5 episodes, 2016
Charo Zapardiel Charo Zapardiel ...  Doña Melchora 5 episodes, 2016
Bruno Silva Bruno Silva ...  Limpiabotas 5 episodes, 2016
Mari Carmen Sánchez Mari Carmen Sánchez ...  Celia 4 episodes, 2016
Patxi Freytez Patxi Freytez ...  Pepe Mateos 4 episodes, 2016
Carolina Yuste ...  Dorita 4 episodes, 2016
Antonio Lence Antonio Lence ...  Óscar 4 episodes, 2016
Luis Fernández de Eribe Luis Fernández de Eribe 4 episodes, 2016
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Madrid, end of the 40s. Marta has a promising future when she met Antonio, but a misunderstood loyalty with Rafael, will disrupt their lives. When Antonio falls ill, Marta is forced to put herself to work, exposing herself to Rafael's jealousy, the murmuring of the neighborhood and the indignation of a humiliated husband.

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A quality, but not a feel-good, drama
31 July 2017 | by rvf35-1See all my reviews

"La sonata del silencio" is the story of two intertwined families in post-WWII Spain. Both families live in the same building, but as we eventually find out, they are much more than mere neighbors. The wealthy Figueroas live on the prime first floor whereas the once well-to-do but now struggling Montejanos live on the top floor (because the building has no elevator, the lower the floor, the more desirable the dwelling).

Antonio Montejano used to be a doctor, but for reasons that are revealed later, now works in a position that appears to be what we would nowadays call a paralegal. His very well-educated wife Marta takes a job as an assistant to make ends meet. Because Antonio suffers from tuberculosis and consequently misses a lot of work, the family's finances are crumbling. To give their daughter Elena a better life, Antonio marries her off to their very wealthy bachelor neighbor Mauricio, even though Elena has no feelings for him and of course is in love with someone else, a young (and broke) musician.

Antonio starts taking morphine for pain and quickly becomes addicted, and the cost of his morphine addiction exacerbates the family's already dire financial situation. To make matters even worse, the addiction makes him an unbearable person to live with. Both Marta and Elena are desperate to escape their marriages, something that can still be quite difficult today, all the more so in 1940s Spain.

The feel of the series is dark and often depressing. The two women's struggle with feeling trapped in impossible situations at times overwhelms. As I warned in the summary line, this is no feel-good drama. But it is very well-done. The acting and script are both first rate, and the series captures the post-WWII era with great skill.

Eventually, the reasons the lives of these two families are so tightly woven together are revealed. While the series gets so depressing at times that it starts to feel heavy and slow, the pace picks up considerably toward the end when plot twists and surprises come one after another. Given all the problems that the characters suffer through, you know it's impossible for all of them to find a happy ending, but take heart in knowing that at least some of them do.

If you're looking for something to make you feel good, "La sonata del silencio" isn't the ticket. But it is a quality drama that I think is definitely worth watching.


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