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Cousin Angelica (1974)

La prima Angélica (original title)
When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he ... See full summary »

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Luis (as Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez)
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Anselmo
María Clara Fernández de Loaysa ...
Angélica niña (as Mª Clara Fernandez de Loyasa)
Pedro Sempson ...
Padre de Luis
María de la Riva ...
Abuela (as Maria de la Riva)
Marisa Porcel
Antonio Canal ...
Soldado (as Tony Canal)
Pedrín Fernández ...
(as Pedrin Fernandez)
José Villasante ...
(as Jose Villasante)
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Tía Pilar
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Tía Pilar
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Madre de Luis
José Luis Heredia ...
Felipe Sagún (as Jose L. Heredia)
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When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he spent his summer of 1936 with her. He meets his cousin Angelica, who was his first love, living on the first floor with her husband and daughter, and he recalls his childhood in times of the Spanish Civil War entwined with the present. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The film is dedicated to Oona and Charlie. The names refer to Oona O'Neill and Charles Chaplin, the parents of Geraldine Chaplin, Carlos Saura's partner by the time of release of the film. See more »

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Written by Rafael de León (as León) and Manuel L. Quiroga (as Quiroga)
Performed by Imperio Argentina
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Recollection of Childhood In Times of Civil War
26 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

When the single middle-aged Luis (José Luis López Vázquez) travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar (Lola Cardona) in her old house where he spent his summer of 1936 with her. He meets his cousin Angelica, who was his first love, living on the first floor with her husband and daughter, and he recalls his childhood in times of the Spanish Civil War entwined with the present.

This sensitive movie is a touching love story having the background of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War with the coup d'État of General Francisco Franco in July 1936. The original resource of Carlos Saura, using the same actor (José Luis López Vázquez) representing the boy and the man, is awesome. The forbidden love for his cousin, the dogmatic education of the Catholic Church, the relationship with his family are revived by Luis in this simple and unknown gem. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Prima Angélica" ("The Cousin Angelica")


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