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Los zancos (1984)

Ángel is an aging professor, a lonely widower without purpose. His lovely, spirited neighbor, Terese, interrupts his suicide attempt when she comes to borrow wine. She invites him for ... See full summary »

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writers:

Fernando Fernán Gómez (screenplay by) (as Fernando Fernan Gomez), Carlos Saura (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Ángel (as Fernando Fernan Gomez)
Laura del Sol ... Teresa
Antonio Banderas ... Alberto
Francisco Rabal ... Manuel
Enrique Simón Enrique Simón ... Cobo (as Enrique Perez)
Adriana Ozores ... Begoña
Amparo Soto Amparo Soto
José Yepes José Yepes ... (as Jose Yepes)
Guillermo Montesinos
Jesús Sastre Jesús Sastre ... (as Jesus Sastre)
Elisa Molina Elisa Molina ... Zanco
Rafael López Rafael López ... Zanco (as Rafael Lopez)
Javier Jiménez Javier Jiménez ... Zanco (as Javier Jimenez)
Ricardo Solanes Ricardo Solanes ... Zanco
Ramón García Ramón García ... Zanco (as Ramon Garcia)
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Storyline

Ángel is an aging professor, a lonely widower without purpose. His lovely, spirited neighbor, Terese, interrupts his suicide attempt when she comes to borrow wine. She invites him for dinner and he meets her lover, Alberto, and their young child. Terese captivates him, he develops a school-boy's crush, and when Alberto invites him to write something for their theatre troupe, called the Stilts, he jumps at the chance. When he's not writing, he spends every waking hour with the Stilts. They take him in. It's not enough for Ángel: he begs Terese to spend time alone with him, and they do become lovers. He's obsessed. It cannot last: what will he do when she breaks it off? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 October 1984 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stilts See more »

Filming Locations:

Galapagar, Madrid, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Emiliano Piedra See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The poem that Teresa and Ángel recite together is a sonnet by Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645). See more »

Soundtracks

Sin compasión
Written by Jerónimo Ramiro
Performed by Santa
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