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El amor brujo (1986)

PG | | Music, Drama | 23 December 1986 (USA)
In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later, the unfaithful José marries Candela but while defending his lover Lucía in a brawl, he... See full summary »

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writers:

Gregorio Martínez Sierra (libretto) (as Martinez Sierra), Carlos Saura (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Gades ... Carmelo
Cristina Hoyos ... Candela
Laura del Sol ... Lucía
Juan Antonio Jiménez Juan Antonio Jiménez ... José (as Juan Antonio Jimenez)
Emma Penella ... Tía Rosario
La Polaca ... Pastora
Gómez de Jerez Gómez de Jerez ... El Lobo / Cantaor (as Gomez de Jerez)
Enrique Ortega Enrique Ortega ... Padre de José
Diego Pantoja Diego Pantoja ... Padre de Candela
Giovana Giovana ... Rocío
Maria Campano Maria Campano ... (as Mari Campano)
Candy Román Candy Román ... Chulo (as Candy Roman)
Enrique Pantoja Enrique Pantoja
Manolo Sevilla Manolo Sevilla ... Cantaor
Antonio Solera Antonio Solera ... Guitarrista
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In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later, the unfaithful José marries Candela but while defending his lover Lucía in a brawl, he is stabbed to death. Carmelo, who secretly loves Candela since he was a boy, is arrested while helping José and unfairly sent to prison. Four years later he is released and declares his love for Candela. However, the woman is cursed by a bewitched love and every night she goes to the place where José died to dance with his ghost. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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dance | ghost | gypsy | singing | spain | See All (9) »

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Music | Drama

Certificate:

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Quotes

Padre de José: [Sitting and drinking wine with his friend Diego, looking at the children playing in the street] How your daughter has grown, Diego!
Padre de Candela: [Turns to ponder the sight of his daughter playing jump-rope in the street, then turns to his friend] My friend, Candela will belong to your José.
Padre de José: As you wish... Let's seal the pact.
Padre de Candela: May it be for the best.
Padre de José: [They shake hands, and one of them pours some wine over their clasped hands] To our children.
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Connections

Follows Blood Wedding (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Y tu mirar
Written by Manuel Molina (as Manuel Molina)
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Tradition, Love, Passion, Betrayal, Death, Lust, Redemption
24 July 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later, the unfaithful José (Juan Antonio Jiménez) marries Candela (Cristina Hoyos) but while defending his lover Lucía (Laura del Sol) in a brawl, he is stabbed to death. Carmelo (Antonio Gades), who secretly loves Candela since he was a boy, is arrested while helping José and unfairly sent to prison. Four years later he is released and declares his love for Candela. However, the woman is cursed by a bewitched love and every night she goes to the place where José died to dance with his ghost.

"El Amor Brujo" is the shooting of a magnificent Flamenco ballet and third and last movie of the Carlos Saura's trilogy. The story based on the ancient tradition of promising children to marry each other has love, passion, betrayal, death, lust and redemption, with the lead character tied and being consumed by her unresolved desire for her former husband. The lighting in the set is impressive and the dances and the music score are awesome. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Amor Bruxo" ("Warlock Love")


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

23 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carlos Saura Dance Trilogy, Part 3: El Amor Brujo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Emiliano Piedra See more »
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Dolby | 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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