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Réquiem por un campesino español (1985) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Drama
Original Title: Réquiem por un campesino español
Director: Francesc Betriu
Writers: Ramón J. Sender
Released: 1985
Duration: 1h 35min
Video type: Movie
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.
Credited cast:
Francisco Algora Francisco Algora - Zapatero
Mari Carmen Alvarado Mari Carmen Alvarado - Abuela
Simón Andreu Simón Andreu - Don Cástulo
Antonio Banderas Antonio Banderas - Paco
Yolanda Botella Yolanda Botella - Amiga #1 Agueda
Susana Buen Susana Buen - Amiga #2 Agueda
Eduardo Calvo 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 Fernando Fernán Gómez - Don Valeriano
Antonio Ferrandis Antonio Ferrandis - Mosén Millán
Tony Fuentes Tony Fuentes - Médico

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

Reviews: [2]

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    Perhaps a close reading of the work by R.J Sender would allow readers to realize the greatness of the novel. Written while in exile, Sender reflects his view of Spain. The use of concise yet telling vocabulary and phrases which make you feel, smell and hear the action make for a great piece of literature. The boy actor in the film does no justice to the Paco Sender created but Banderas does an excellent job. Overall the film is close to the novel's feel. The characters hold true to the country folk feel. The use of the church bells and window for flashbacks is an excellent technique.

    THe music follows along nicely and the structure is an easy to follow format.
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    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.