The Resource La vida mancha, director, Enrique Urbizu ; writer, Michel Gaztambide ; producers, Gerardo Herrero, Fernando Victoria de Lecea, (videorecording)

La vida mancha, director, Enrique Urbizu ; writer, Michel Gaztambide ; producers, Gerardo Herrero, Fernando Victoria de Lecea, (videorecording)

Label
La vida mancha
Title
La vida mancha
Statement of responsibility
director, Enrique Urbizu ; writer, Michel Gaztambide ; producers, Gerardo Herrero, Fernando Victoria de Lecea
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Subject
Genre
Summary
  • Un joven camionero le es infiel a su esposa y gasta su dinero creando problemas financieros en su familia. Un hermano viene a una corta visita y quiere ayudar este problema pero se enamora de la cuñada creando un juego caótico y peligroso en la ya perturbada familia
  • Set in industrial Spain, this subtle variation of the 'cuckoo in the nest' story is distinguished by a clever, observant script on the theme of sibling rivalry and by its smoothly confident direction. It's powered, too, by the gripping, controlled performance of José Coronado, as Pedro, with his mysterious past, who returns after 14 years to visit his now married brother Fito (Sanz). Fito can't keep up the payments on his lorry and is trying to keep secret from his wife his destructive downhill slide at the local gaming table. Meanwhile, the confident, fastidious, highly elegant Pedro (everything Fito is not) impresses Fito's wife with his considerate treatment of her son. Urbizu captures the manners and mores of his working class/criminal characters with something of Jacques Becker's easy élan, and shows he's learnt a trick from Buñuel in twisting the psychological knife
Credits note
Cinematographer, Carles Gusi ; art director, Carlos Bodelón ; editor, Pablo Blanco ; music, Mario de Benito
Intended audience
Age Group: Not rated - Adult - Language, Violence
PerformerNote
José Coronado, Juan Sanz, Zay Nuba, Yohana Cobo, Silvia Espigado, Alfonso Torregrosa
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Urbizu, Enrique
  • Gaztambide, Michel
  • Herrero, Gerardo
  • Victoria de Lecea, Fernando
  • Coronado, José
  • Sanz, Juan
  • Nuba, Zay
  • Cobo, Yohana
  • Espigado, Silvia
  • Torregrosa, Alfonso
  • Alterfilms
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  • Brothers
  • Hermanos
  • Películas cinematográficas
  • Brothers
Label
La vida mancha, director, Enrique Urbizu ; writer, Michel Gaztambide ; producers, Gerardo Herrero, Fernando Victoria de Lecea, (videorecording)
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Publication
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVDA-4799
System details
DVD
Label
La vida mancha, director, Enrique Urbizu ; writer, Michel Gaztambide ; producers, Gerardo Herrero, Fernando Victoria de Lecea, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVDA-4799
System details
DVD
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