The Holy Innocents (Los santos inocentes) (1984)

The Holy Innocents (Los santos inocentes)


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Meant to reflect the harsh realities of segments of society in 1960s, Franco-era Spain, this slow-moving, drawn-out story is about a struggling, impoverished family who work on the estate of a wealthy aristocrat. Paco (Alfredo Landa) is the head of his small family who constantly tries to placate his irascible overlords and also teaches them how to hunt birds. His wife Régula (Terele Pávez) is as subservient as Paco. The family is rounded out by a mute, crippled daughter, a son away at military … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Mario Camus
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as The little girl

as Don Pedro

as Senorito Iván

as Dona Purita

as Marchioness

as Senorito de la Jara

as Physician
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | September 7, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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A memorable performance by Francisco Rabal.

Full Review… | August 19, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

July 15, 2005

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