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Cría Cuervos (1976)

Cría cuervos (original title)
PG | | Drama | 18 May 1977 (USA)
In the twilight of Francisco Franco's dictatorship, an eight-year-old orphan and her two sisters find shelter in the house of their stern aunt, trying their best to acclimatise to a new reality. Will they summon up the courage to grow up?

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writer:

Carlos Saura (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ana Torrent ... Ana niña
Conchita Pérez Conchita Pérez ... Irene (as Conchi Perez)
Mayte Sanchez Mayte Sanchez ... Maite (as Maite Sánchez)
Geraldine Chaplin ... María / Ana
Mónica Randall ... Paulina (as Monica Randall)
Florinda Chico ... Rosa
Josefina Díaz Josefina Díaz ... Abuela (as Josefina Diaz)
Germán Cobos ... Nicolás Garontes (as German Cobos)
Héctor Alterio ... Anselmo (as Hector Alterio)
Mirta Miller ... Amelia Garontes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julieta Serrano ... Ana (voice)
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Storyline

In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl, fascinated by death, after seeing her mother having a painful death and her father dead in bed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Raise Ravens and they'll Peck out Your Eyes. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cría Cuervos See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,029
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Finnish register #85697 delivered on 7-7-77. See more »

Quotes

Rosa: Your poor mother wanted to breastfeed you, but she was too pale and delicate. So I was the one who really nursed you.
Ana: Did you breastfeed me?
Rosa: Heavens, no. I gave you a bottle.
Ana: You've got big breasts. Will you show me?
Rosa: What do you think this is, a circus?
Ana: Come on, show me! I'll close my eyes and count to five... Oh! They're so big!
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Soundtracks

Canción y Danzas N.6
Composed by Frederic Mompou (as Federico Mompou)
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Wonderful childhood memories
13 December 1998 | by fern-2See all my reviews

What a wonderful movie! Saura has succeeded showing us the inside of childhood. One has to be a great artist to be able to reflect the true feelings of a child thrown in the turmoil of life. Little Ana's eyes are a world of suffering, of understanding, of emotions. This child has seen death, she has known it directly and she has no fear. Either to experience it or to give it or to see it. Thank you Mr Saura, after 23 years, you still give us these great moments of life.


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