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Padre nuestro (1985)

On the day he learns he has a year to live, a Spanish Cardinal who has lived in the Vatican for 30 years learns he has a granddaughter, born without a father to his own illegitimate ... See full summary »


Francisco Regueiro


Ángel Fernández Santos (as Angel Fernandez Santos), Francisco Regueiro
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Rey ... Cardenal
Francisco Rabal ... Abel
Victoria Abril ... Cardenala
Amelia de la Torre ... Madre
Rafaela Aparicio ... Jerónima
Luis Barbero Luis Barbero ... Sagrario
Lina Canalejas ... Blanca
Francisco Vidal ... Huevines
Yolanda Cardama Yolanda Cardama ... Lolita
Diana Peñalver ... Prostituta
José Vivó José Vivó ... Papa (as Jose Vivo)
María Elena Flores ... Monja (as Mª Elena Flores)
Emma Penella ... María
Antonio Orengo Antonio Orengo ... Sebastián
José Canalejas ... Guardia Civil 1 (as Jose Canalejas)


On the day he learns he has a year to live, a Spanish Cardinal who has lived in the Vatican for 30 years learns he has a granddaughter, born without a father to his own illegitimate daughter. Against the Pope's advice, he returns home to sort out his worldly affairs, including a vineyard that supplies the Vatican. He must find a way to influence his brother, an atheistic physician and a bachelor, his imperious mother, his former lover (now married and raising his granddaughter), her husband, and his daughter, a stylish prostitute. He plans to marry his daughter to his brother, legitimize his grandchild, and leave the land within the family. But life gets in the way. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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3 October 1985 (Netherlands) See more »

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A cardinal magnificentlyplayed by Fernado Rey returns his origins to meet his lost daughter , a whore performed by Victoria Abril
11 January 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Next to his death , a Vatican Cardinal (Fernando Rey) returnrs from Rome to his origin Castillian village to see his brother (Francisco Rabal) and meet his unknown daughter (Victoria Abril) who he had to the father's maid (Emma Penella) to inherit his belongings and lands . But his daughter results to be a prostitute nicknamed ¨La Cardenala¨ and things go wrong . This is a sordid and thought-provoking story about family relations , including absurd as well as ironic elements . It has some ridiculous remarks and pieces of nonsense , but it makes up for splendid performances from a great main cast . It follows the usual genre pertaining to the literary type created by Don Ramon Maria Del Valle Inclán . Interesting and provoking script by Angel Fernandez Santos and director Francisco Regueiro himself , both of whom wrote a trilogy about parents-descendants relationships . The first was this ¨Padre Nuestro¨(1985) from a religious view point , it continues with ¨Diario De Invierno¨ based on biological relations and the third: ¨Madregilda¨ that regards a complex political plot aboutFrancisco Franco played by Juan Echanove . It packs a colorful and evocative cinematography by Juán Amoros . And atmospheric musical score by Jaime Aragal , including song by Manzanita and classic Sonata by Schubert .

The motion picture was well directed by Francisco Regueiro. Francisco Regueiro was born in 1934 in Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Padre nuestro (1985), Madregilda (1993) and El buen amor (1963). He belonged to New Spanish Cinema with El buen Amor¨(63) , and Amador¨(65) that was strongly censored . The great producer Elias Querejeta produced him some films as ¨Si Volvemos a Vernos¨ - Smashing up- and ¨Carta de amor de un asesino¨.After that , he made documentary , televisión drama as ¨Cuentos y Leyendas : La niña que se convirtió en rata¨. later on , he made the flop ¨Me envenenó de azules¨. Shortly after , producer José Frade financed him ¨Duerme , duerme mi amor¨and ¨Las Bodas de Blanca¨, but both of them failed at the boxoffice . Then , he leaves the filmmaking for painting during 10 years . Although , thanks to Law Pilar Miro returs direction with this trilogy .

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