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La becerrada (1963)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Francisco Rodríguez 'Juncal'
Amparo Soler Leal ... Sor María
Nuria Torray Nuria Torray ... Sor Leocadia
María José Alfonso ... Sor Matilde
Antonio Ordóñez Antonio Ordóñez ... Himself
Antonio Bienvenida Antonio Bienvenida ... Himself
Juan García 'Mondeño' Juan García 'Mondeño' ... Himself
Ana María Noé Ana María Noé ... Madre Superiora
Irene Gutiérrez Caba ... Sor Ignacia (as Irene G. Caba)
Alicia Hermida ... Sor Consolación de los Afligidos
Luisa Rosa de la Torre Luisa Rosa de la Torre ... Sor Purificación
Ana María Ventura Ana María Ventura ... Bibliotecaria
Carmen Santonja Carmen Santonja ... Sor Cecilia (as Mª del Carmen Santoja)
Rafaela Aparicio ... Sor Inmaculada
Carmen Pastor Carmen Pastor ... Sor Leticia


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Release Date:

27 May 1963 (Spain) See more »

Filming Locations:

La Malagueta, Málaga, Spain See more »

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Production Co:

Naga Films See more »
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Technical Specs



Color (Eastmancolor)
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Currito de la Cruz
By José Vázquez Vigo (as Vázquez-Vigo)
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To raise money three nuns set out in looking for Toreros to participate at a Becerrada and hire ¨Juncal¨ to organize it
28 August 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The flick starred by a bunch of bungling nuns contains silly incidents , fun , tongue-in-cheek , grotesque situations and above all , humor . This agreeable picture concerns about a group of very religious as well as botcher nuns from a poor convent run by a stiff Superior Mother (Ana Maria Noé) where lives a lot of elderly men . As three nuns (Nuria Torray , Maria José Alfonso , Amparo Soler Leal) go out in looking for Toreros to participate in a Becerrada . They contact to ¨Juncal¨ (Fernando Fernán Gómez) a rogue hustler to organize the Becerrada but things go awry . As the group of nuns prepare a bullfighting or ¨Corrida¨ and get to hire three famous bullfighters : Antonio Ordóñez , Antonio Bienvenida , Juan García 'Mondeño' .

It takes a simple concept , a poor convent , nuns and their retirement house and to raise money , as they have schemed , planned and proceeded a strange scheme and in similar style to Italian classy comedies . It is a comical and sometimes disconcerting account of a bunch of nuns from the personal , social , cultural , and economic perspective , because needing all of them , urgently , amount of money to resolve their troublesome retirement house . This film packs attractive images , silly situations , ; but it especially contains catching touches of humor and irony . Interesting as well as funny screenplay by prolific writers Jaime De Armiñan , Ricardo Muñoz Suay and Jose Maria Forque himself . Filmmaker Forque delivers an enjoyable comedy in which the main and support cast are frankly outstanding . The main attraction resides in its excellent cast in which stand out some notorious actors . There are some nice jokes in the film being adapted to Spanish characteristics by that time and the cast , playing eccentric characters , make a cosy fit . The film has style , mastery of the scenes , amusement ,entertainment and funny set pieces . It has an excellent cast and adequate performances , excellent story , real sly humor in the Spanish style with Hispanic characters , very mocking and mischievous spirit at times . Special mention for Fernando Fernan Gomez and Amparo Soler Leal . The first performs one of the best works of his wide and long career . Fernan Gomez composes, creates and designs a picaresque character destined to endure , "Juncal" is a strange figure , do not know if we like it or repel us , but we are always interested in his activities and to be continued by the fantastic series ¨Juncal¨ directed by Armiñan himself who convinced the TVE of making a mini-series starred by Paco Rabal . Also worth a mention is the excellent presentation carried by Manuel Alexandre as an entrepreneur and Agustin Gonzalez as a botcher stage actor . And , of course , other fabulous players as Irene Gutiérrez Caba , Alicia Hermida , Nicolas Perchicot , Rafaela Aparicio , Félix Fernández , Conrado San Martin , among others . And Chus Lampreave and the great Jose Maria Rodero as two ambitious brothers who want to take the convent .

This film is made to entertain , and this movie , especially for a good time and a pleasant entertainment . And it results in a highly original yarn , with a fine message , which is very-well delivered . Sitting in a strange middle ground between the completely absurd and the stylishly cool . This film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few ridiculous . The motion picture was professionally directed by prolific filmmaker Jose Maria Forque . José María Forqué was born in Zaragoza , being father of actress Verónica Forqué and director Álvaro Forqué . He was a director and writer, known for filming some classic Spanish films , such as Accidente 703 (1962) , Amanecer en Puerta Oscura (1957) , Un Millon En La Basura and especially Atraco a Las Tres . And shot successful TV series : Miguel Servet and Ramon Y Cajal . He also filmed some international co-productions such as Tarot with Gloria Grahame , Mujer De Tierra Caliente with Stuart Whitman , Laura Gemser and El Ojo Del Huracan or In the eye of hurricane with Tony Kendall , Jean Sorel .

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