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Against the Wind (1990)

Contra el viento (original title)
Juan flees Madrid and an incestuous relationship with his sister, Ana, working at a mine on the Andalucian coast. When his friendship with Rosario, a local shop girl, becomes romance, Ana ... See full summary »

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Paco Periñán (as Francisco Periñán)

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Paco Periñán (as Francisco Periñán)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Juan
Emma Suárez ... Ana
Bruce McGuire ... Petersen
Rosario Flores ... Rosario
Rafael Díaz Rafael Díaz ... Colorao
Germán Cobos ... Antonio
Patricia Palacios Patricia Palacios ... Mary
Queta Claver Queta Claver ... Madre de Ana
Pilar Bardem ... Madre de Rosario
Carmen Balagué ... Dolores
Estanis González Estanis González ... Padre de Ana (as Estanislao González)
Fernando J. Melgosa Fernando J. Melgosa ... Médico
Orlando Rodríguez Orlando Rodríguez ... Jefe Buccador
Javier Mas Javier Mas ... Ayudante
Antonio Guerrero Antonio Guerrero ... Joven Pescador
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Juan flees Madrid and an incestuous relationship with his sister, Ana, working at a mine on the Andalucian coast. When his friendship with Rosario, a local shop girl, becomes romance, Ana shows up wanting to rekindle their affair. He resists at first, but she stays, asserting that Juan is the only man she can ever love. Juan distances himself from Rosario. The mine has problems: high cancer rates in the area caused by poorly stored radioactive waste. A foreign safety engineer, Petersen, tries to connect with Ana, is rebuffed, but lets her stay in his sea-front bungalow. Juan seeks her out to demand she leave, only to argue with Petersen. Death, desire, and longing play out. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 October 1990 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Against the Wind See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain

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a strong and uncommon kind of love
28 October 1998 | by Bethy-3See all my reviews

Ana(Emma Suarez) goes to Andaluzia in order to meet her beloved brother Juan(Antonio Banderas). In spite of trying so hard to avoid Ana, They retake the old paxion. Of course this relation won't last forever. Good example of Spanish movie. Strong performance of Emma Suarez. The film is full of psycholgical details, that only Freud could explain.


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