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Blood Wedding (1981)

Bodas de sangre (original title)
Not Rated | | Music | 9 March 1981 (Spain)
Group of dancers put Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' on stage, the tragic play about a married man who is still in love with his ex girlfriend, and tries to get back to her despite her planned wedding.

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writers:

Antonio Gades, Federico García Lorca (play) (as Federico Garcia Lorca) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Gades ... Leonardo
Cristina Hoyos ... La Novia
Juan Antonio Jiménez Juan Antonio Jiménez ... El Novio (as Juan Antonio Jimenez)
Carmen Villena Carmen Villena ... La Mujer
Pilar Cárdenas Pilar Cárdenas ... La Madre
El Güito El Güito ... Cuerpo de Baile
Lario Díaz Lario Díaz ... Cuerpo de Baile
Enrique Esteve Enrique Esteve ... Cuerpo de Baile
Elvira Andrés Elvira Andrés ... Cuerpo de Baile
Azucena Flores Azucena Flores ... Cuerpo de Baile
Cristina Gombau Cristina Gombau ... Cuerpo de Baile
Marisa Neila Marisa Neila ... Cuerpo de Baile
Antonio Quintana Antonio Quintana ... Cuerpo de Baile
Quico Franco Quico Franco ... Cuerpo de Baile
Candy Román Candy Román ... Cuerpo de Baile (as Candy Roman)
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Group of dancers put Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' on stage, the tragic play about a married man who is still in love with his ex girlfriend, and tries to get back to her despite her planned wedding.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dance | flamenco | based on play | See All (3) »

Genres:

Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 March 1981 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Wedding See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Emiliano Piedra See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1968 it was announced that Anthony Quinn would star and direct this for MGM. See more »

Goofs

At the 23 minute mark, a very large, directional boom-microphone enters the upper left portion of the screen, lingers noticeably and then is removed. See more »

Connections

Followed by El amor brujo (1986) See more »

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La nana
Performed by Marisol
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23 December 2000 | by pablopazSee all my reviews

The play on which this film is based is Federico García - Lorca's classic, poetic drama. The playwright/poet/actor/artist, who was probably Salvador Dalí's lover, was a brilliant sensualist who understood the power of myth and rural life. In this movie the story that is being performed on stage, the story that is taking place off stage, the whole weight of Spanish history and culture, the weight of flamenco as ballet and as folk art, and modern myths of romantic love are layered over and over each other. The movie is inexorable -- even when you realize the outcome, you are drawn hypnotized into it. Perhaps the greatest dance film ever made! You MUST see it.


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