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Binge (1977)

Parranda (original title)
Three vagabond men go on a binge of drink, fights, prostitutes and crime in the Asturias of the early 20th century.

Director:

Gonzalo Suárez

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Eduardo Blanco Amor (novel), Eduardo Blanco Amor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Luis Gómez ... Bocas
José Sacristán ... Cibrán
Antonio Ferrandis ... Milhombres
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Escribiente (as Fernando Fernan-Gomez)
Charo López ... Rajada
Queta Claver Queta Claver ... Monfortina
Isabel Mestres ... Sra. de Andrada (as Isabel Mestre)
Marilina Ross ... Socorrito
Fernando Hilbeck ... Sr. de Andrada
Luis Ciges ... Hombre taberna Esquilacha
Verónica Llimerá Verónica Llimerá
Marisa Porcel ... Matildona
Luis Sánchez Polack Luis Sánchez Polack
Antonio Ross Antonio Ross
María Vico María Vico
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Three vagabond men go on a binge of drink, fights, prostitutes and crime in the Asturias of the early 20th century.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

17 March 1977 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Binge See more »

Filming Locations:

Llanes, Asturias, Spain See more »

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Lotus Films See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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The 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 partially rewrote it and directed it as this Spanish-language movie. 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 finally happened with Ignacio Vilar's A esmorga (2014), though 35 years after Blanco Amor's death in 1979. See more »

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A doomed journey of three outlandish drunks to hell through alcohol , sex and violence
31 May 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Downbeat but intense film about three friends who amuse themselves during a rave-up day with unexpected and fateful consequences . This classic version (1977) is formed by a big name cast and prestigious Spanish secondaries , such as : José Sacristán , Antonio Ferrandis , José Luis Gómez , Fernando Fernán Gómez , Charo López , Queta Claver , Isabel Mestres and Marilina Ross . It deals with three vagabond men go on a binge of drink , brawls , whores , murders 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 . ¨Parranda¨ (1977) by Gonzalo Suarez whose screenwriter was the same novelist , Eduardo Blanco Amor , while retaining script 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¨ (performed by José Sacristán , in subsequent rendition by Miguel De Lira) , "El Bocas" (José Luis Gómez in second version was played by Karra Elejalde) and the "Milhomes" (Antonio Ferrandis , posteriorly acted by Antonio Durán Morris). After the euphoria of the three protagonists in their day of binge and saturated alcohol , the hardships and calamities are slowly emerging within themselves . What began as a lark is become into an real frustration with alcoholic delirium , crazy sex , rape , killings and extreme 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 abyss as well as chaos , adding repressed and misleading sex , while closing doors and throwing the keys away . This 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 . The tense story here told doesn't results to be the ordinary about the frustrations and distresses on Spanish post Spanish Civil War (1936-39) , but it goes further and giving a thought-provoking character studio in which a ¨binge¨ leading to these chaotic three protagonist characters into the destruction and depression . 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 an irrepressible homosexuality and desire for his friend and at the end takes place surprising bursts of violence . Furthermore , brief appearances of some great supporting actors , such as : Fernando Fernán Gómez as Escribiente , Charo López , Isabel Mestres , Queta Claver , Marilina Ross , Luis Cigues , Fernando Sánchez Polack , Marisa Pocel , Maria Vico , and Fernando Hilbeck as the strange role Sr. Andrada . The environments are fully achieved by the prestigious cameraman Carlos Suarez , director's brother and his usual photographer , with attractive scenes when the three protagonists stay in the whore-house , or as they are walking through the forests , or when wine is dropping from the barrels . Atmospheric and evocative musical score composed by Juán José Garcia Gaffi .

The acceptable remake to ¨Parranda¨ by Gonzalo Suarez was ¨A Smorga¨ (2014) 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 . This 1977 classy version was professional though slowly directed by Gonzalo Suarez , including better and more known cast that the second retelling . This film is essential and fundamentally recommended to the Spanish cinema aficionados . It had a remake titled A Esmorga (2014) by Ignacio Vilar that failed at the Spanish box office and was made in shoestring budget , but all actors are excellent , especially Miguel de Lira and Karra Elejalde .

Direction by Gonzalo Suarez is acceptable ; however , he shows his skill for edition , realizing long shots with characters who Gonzalo moves easily and including some action scenes . Gonzalo Suarez was born in Asturias , he is a good craftsman who has directed several films from the 60s . He excelled at bringing to life tautly written tales about strange characters facing difficult circumstances and dealing with thought-provoking , brooding stories . Throughout his career he regularly alternated hits with misses . He has stylistic trademarks , but also been criticized for his slow-moving films , though his best flicks remain exciting to watch . Among his most important pictures , mostly dramas , are the following : Oviedo Express , 1994 The detective and death , 1992 La Reina Anónima , 1991 Don Juan en Infiernos ,1988 Rowing with the wind , 1984 Epílogo ,1977 Parranda , 1977 Reina Zanahoria , 1976 Beatriz , 1975 La Regenta , 1974 La Loba y la Paloma .


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