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Prince of Shadows (1991)

Beltenebros (original title)
Madrid, 1962. More than twenty years after the civil war has finished, a communist comes back to Spain to kill a traitor.

Director:

Pilar Miró
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Stamp ... Darman
Patsy Kensit ... Rebeca
José Luis Gómez ... Ugarte / Valdivia (as Jose Luis Gomez)
Geraldine James ... Rebeca Osorio
Simón Andreu ... Andrade (as Simon Andreu)
Aleksander Bardini ... Bernal (as Aleksander Bardin)
John McEnery ... Walter
Jorge de Juan ... Luque
Pedro Díez del Corral ... Policía (as Pedro Diez del Corral)
Carlos Hipólito ... Encargado Boite (as Carlos Hipolito)
Francisco Casares Francisco Casares ... Train Steward (as Paco Casares)
Queta Claver Queta Claver ... Vedette 'Boite Tabu'
Felipe García Vélez ... Policía (as Felipe Velez)
William Job William Job ... Howard
Magdalena Wójcik ... Bailarina Polaca de Tango
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Captain Darman is a communist party hitman now living peacefully in exile in England where he runs a bookshop in Brighton. That is until a visitor gives him a coded message summoning him back to Spain where he's instructed to execute a traitor. As he prepares for the hit he starts to doubt the guilt of his target as it bears similarities to a previous hit which he now thinks was innocent. Written by tonyman5

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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 December 1991 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Prince of Shadows See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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References Gilda (1946) See more »

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Maltenebros
15 June 2010 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Pilar Miró's 'Beltenebros' is about an old spy who is hired to murder a double agent. However, as he has doubts, he pursues his own investigation to find out whether this double agent is worth the kill. In the process, he meets a femme fatale who he thinks could help her but this only further complicates things. But to be honest, I could care less. On paper this may sound a bit interesting albeit clichéd. 'Beltenebros' tries to ape the classic noire films with the added oozing of sex. However, Miró fails miserably. The movie itself has a B grade feel to it. The lighting is very poor. It's loaded with dialogues but none of them are even the least bit interesting. The acting mostly suffers because of the bad writing though the viewer does get the pleasure of watching Patsy Kensit strip again. The actor who plays the main villain is downright horrendous. Overall, ''Beltenebros' is a movie that's best left ignored.


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