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The Dog in the Manger (1996)

El perro del hortelano (original title)
Diana, Duchess of Belflor, is a smart and attractive young lady who is in love with his secretary Teodoro, but he is engaged to Marcela, a lady-in-waiting of the Duchess. Diana, driven by ... See full summary »

Director:

Pilar Miró

Writers:

Félix Lope de Vega (play) (as Lope de Vega), Pilar Miró | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Suárez ... Diana - condesa de Belflor (as Emma Suarez)
Carmelo Gómez ... Teodoro (as Carmelo Gomez)
Fernando Conde Fernando Conde ... Tristán
Ana Duato ... Marcela
Miguel Rellán ... Fabio (as Miguel Rellan)
Juan Gea Juan Gea ... Federico
Ángel de Andrés López ... Ricardo
Maite Blasco ... Anarda
Rafael Alonso ... Ludovico
José Lifante ... Octavio (as Jose Lifante)
Blanca Portillo ... Dorotea
Vicente Díez Vicente Díez ... Celio (as Vicente Diez)
Cesáreo Estébanez Cesáreo Estébanez ... Leónido (as Cesareo Estebanez)
Diego Carvajal Diego Carvajal ... Camilo
Vicente Cuesta Vicente Cuesta ... Furio
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Diana, Duchess of Belflor, is a smart and attractive young lady who is in love with his secretary Teodoro, but he is engaged to Marcela, a lady-in-waiting of the Duchess. Diana, driven by jealousy and envy, tries to separate the two lovers. Written by JM Lucas

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Spain | Portugal

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dog in the Manger See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Music Performed by the Arcata Minuta orchestra
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A brilliant adaptation of the best Spanish theater
1 December 1998 | by Nene-2See all my reviews

This excellent movie shows the skills achieved by Pilar Miro as well as the outstanding improvement in the photography/cinematography in the Spanish cinema, as now it can even afford to be sensationalist. Very amusing and entertaining but very difficult to follow too, as it is based on a Lope de Vega play characterized by the most baroque and exquisite use of Spanish. The last part is not up to the rest of the movie, but this is just a direct consequence of the play it is based on and in general to the baroque comedy plays.


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