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The Cursed Village (1930)

La aldea maldita (original title)
In an impoverished Castilian village live Juan, his wife Acacia, their son and Juan's blind father. The harsh weather conditions force the peasants to emigrate to a better land. Acacia goes... See full summary »

Director:

Florián Rey

Writers:

Florián Rey (screenplay), Florián Rey (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carmen Viance ... Acacia
Pedro Larrañaga Pedro Larrañaga ... Juan de Castilla
Amelia Muñoz ... Magdalena
Pilar Torres Pilar Torres ... Fuensantica (as Pilar G. Torres)
Ramón Meca Ramón Meca ... Tío Lucas
Víctor Pastor Víctor Pastor ... El Abuelo
Antonio Mata Antonio Mata ... Gañán
Modesto Rivas Modesto Rivas ... El Administrador (as Modesto Ribas)
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In an impoverished Castilian village live Juan, his wife Acacia, their son and Juan's blind father. The harsh weather conditions force the peasants to emigrate to a better land. Acacia goes to the city instead. Time goes by and they will meet again. Written by BSK

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Alternate Versions

Originally released in a sound version, which has disappeared. Decision to add sound came post-production and required additional shooting and work in Paris, France. Only the silent version has survived. See more »

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References Nosferatu (1922) See more »

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A story about poverty, honour and forgiving
28 January 2007 | by MultiMediaHouseSee all my reviews

A story about poverty, honour and forgiving in a small village in deep Castilla (Spain). In a time that women had no rights at all to live their own life, without the protection of men. To understand this movie, you'll have to transport your mind-set to the values of the 1920's – 1930's.

A dramatic experience of the capabilities of the human mind in a time that the concept of honour was completely determined by the grade of submission of your wife. I personally had quite a hard time trying to not hate the main male character.

The runtime of just under 1 hour is sufficient to tell this story, although you'll find some scenes not really fitting into the sequence of the story-telling.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 December 1930 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cursed Village See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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