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Réquiem por un campesino español (1985)

Paco is a young peasant who joins the Republican Party just before the start of the Spanish Civil War, only to become involved in that awful conflict.

Director:

Francesc Betriu

Writer:

Ramón J. Sender (novel)
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Credited cast:
Francisco Algora ... Zapatero
Mari Carmen Alvarado Mari Carmen Alvarado ... Abuela
Simón Andreu ... Don Cástulo
Antonio Banderas ... Paco
Yolanda Botella Yolanda Botella ... Amiga #1 Agueda
Susana Buen Susana Buen ... Amiga #2 Agueda
Eduardo Calvo ... Don Gumersindo
Fernando Caro Fernando Caro ... Invitado
Alfonso Castizo Alfonso Castizo ... Guarda Jurado
Pastor de Andorra Pastor de Andorra ... Himself
Teresa del Olmo Teresa del Olmo ... Amiga de la madre
Pilar Delgado Pilar Delgado ... Mujer Carasol 3
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Don Valeriano
Antonio Ferrandis ... Mosén Millán
Tony Fuentes Tony Fuentes ... Médico
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Paco is a young peasant who joins the Republican Party just before the start of the Spanish Civil War, only to become involved in that awful conflict. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

29 August 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dödsmässa för en spansk bonde See more »

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Parts were filmed in the town of Embid de la Ribera, Spain. See more »

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Much better than the book
12 March 2002 | by ChristophalophalosSee all my reviews

A young Antonio Banderas takes the lead in this adaptation of one of the dullest books i've ever had the misfortune to read. The story follows a Spanish priest who's preparing to deliver a Requiem Mass to pay tribute to a local youngster who was brutally murdered during the Civil War.

Surprisingly, the story lends itself much more satisfyingly to film than is does to literature, and Banderas gives a truly sympathetic performance which grips the viewer right up until the inevitably tragic ending.

Highly recommended. But don't bother with the novel.


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