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Ricardo Franco

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The nephew of the king of Spanish B-movies, Jesus Franco, director Ricardo Franco worked in larger features and was a key figure in the foundation of what can be called Madrid independent cinema. Like others in the movement, Franco started out as a very young man in the late '60s, but he did not gain notice until he released his sophomore film, Pascual Duarte (1975), a disturbing drama about an ignorant peasant who protests his lot in life by going on a murder spree that claims the life of his dog, mule, mother, and landlord. Due to one particularly gruesome scene, the film caused some controversy at that year's Cannes Film Festival, but still won a Best Actor award for its star Jose Luis Gomez. Though the film's protagonist was a killer, Franco attempted to portray him sympathetically. A compassionate view of society's roughest, most downtrodden people would become the hallmark of Franco's subsequent works. His next drama, Los Restos del Naufragio (The Remains From the Shipwreck) (1978), was more romantic and focused on the reminiscence of a nursing home-bound senior citizen. Through the '80s, Franco made a broad range of films, including the dark musical drama Berlin Blues (1988). Franco's final film, La Buena Estrella (The Lucky Star) (1997), was a somber, true story of three misfits who come together to form a family. Franco died of heart failure at the age of 48.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Después de tantos años
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Lagrimas Negras (Black Tears)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1997
No Score Yet La Buena estrella (Lucky Star)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Amor y Venganza
  • Screenwriter
1991
No Score Yet Blood and Sand
  • Screenwriter
1989
No Score Yet Berlin Blues
  • Director
1989
No Score Yet In 'n Out
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1986
43% Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón)
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Pascual Duarte
  • Director
1976

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