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Elisa, My Life (1977)

Elisa, vida mía (original title)
Elisa has not seen her father Luis for nine years, but she receives a telegram from her sister Isabel in a moment of crisis of her marriage with Antonio telling that her father is ill and ... See full summary »

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writers:

Carlos Saura (screenplay), Carlos Saura (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fernando Rey ... Luis
Geraldine Chaplin ... Elisa / Madre de Elisa
Isabel Mestres ... Isabel
Joaquín Hinojosa ... Julián
Norman Briski ... Antonio
Francisco Guijar Francisco Guijar ... Médico
Arantxa Escamilla Arantxa Escamilla ... Niña Isabel
Jacobo Escamilla Jacobo Escamilla ... Niño
Ana Torrent ... Niña Elisa
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Storyline

Elisa has not seen her father Luis for nine years, but she receives a telegram from her sister Isabel in a moment of crisis of her marriage with Antonio telling that her father is ill and she decides to travel to the countryside of Madrid with Isabel and her brother-in-law Julián and their two children to visit Luis for his birthday. Elisa decides to stay with his father when her sister returns to Madrid with her family and she gets closer to Luis, understanding why he left her mother years ago. Later she tells him that Antonio cheated her with her best friend Sophie and their relationship has ended. When Antonio unexpectedly arrives in the house, Elisa takes a decision about her life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Spain

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Spanish | English

Release Date:

21 April 1977 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Elisa - elämäni See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Father and Daughter Relationship
19 July 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Elisa (Geraldine Chaplin) has not seen her father Luis (Fernando Rey) for nine years, but she receives a telegram from her sister Isabel (Isabel Mestres) in a moment of crisis of her marriage with Antonio (Norman Briski) telling that her father is ill and she decides to travel to the countryside of Madrid with Isabel and her brother-in-law Julián (Joaquín Hinojosa) and their two children to visit Luis for his birthday. Elisa decides to stay with his father when her sister returns to Madrid with her family and she gets closer to Luis, understanding why he left her mother years ago. Later she tells him that Antonio cheated her with her best friend Sophie and their relationship has ended. When Antonio unexpectedly arrives in the house, Elisa takes a decision about her life.

"Elisa, Vida Mía" is a beautiful movie about father and daughter relationship. The performances of Fernando Rey and Geraldine Chaplin are awesome and full of feelings. There are moments that I found confused to be understood, like the incestuous scene, but in general this drama is very nice. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Elisa Vida Mia"


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