In North Africa Dr. Walter (W) is a very skilled surgeon but lives at a distance from the hospital. In the evening a husband (H) and his sick wife come to his private home from far away. He...
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Documentary in which the camera of Jose Luis Guerín returns, almost forty years later, to the same places where the mythical film of John Ford 'The quiet Man' was shot. The locality of ... See full summary »
José Luis Guerín
Anna Livia Ryan
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In North Africa Dr. Walter (W) is a very skilled surgeon but lives at a distance from the hospital. In the evening a husband (H) and his sick wife come to his private home from far away. He tells them to go to the hospital. The wife dies during the operation. The other doctors think that W might have saved her. Shortly afterward a man asks W to come to a village to treat a very sick man. W goes thither in his car. The local habitants do not allow him to apply Western medical techniques, all tyres of his car are stolen, and he sees H in this village. W tells him that his wife would not have died if he had timely taken her to a doctor. W buys a lot of coca-cola and starts walking home on his feet. He refuses H's offer to show him a shortcut. But thrice he finds H sitting at the road much ahead of him. Then he accepts H's guidance = misguidance! When they have been without water for many days and W wishes he was dead, he wounds H with a knife. H is sure to die within 24 hours without ...Written by
Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden
Filmed totally in Spain. Fools nearly everyone into thinking it was North Africa
Lots of confusion about this film. It was entirely filmed in Almería, Spain. Where a lot of the spaghetti westerns were filmed later. Even the New York Times review thought it was filmed in Syria! It put Almería on the cinema map. Lawrence of Arabia and Cleopatra used it a few years later. Then Leone and the cowboys rode in. The director had scoured the world looking for the best scenery. But found Egypt, Libya and Jordan far too monotonous. A friend who worked in a geographical institute in France suggested he look at Almería. The film was not shown in Spain at the time, presumably because Franco and the fascists thought it would reflect badly on Spain that they had an area so bleak and poor it could stand in for north Africa. It was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 1957 Venice film. It didn't win. It was poorly reviewed in France, as Cayette was not a fashionable director. The costar later appeared in spaghetti westerns.
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