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El Amor brujo (1986 film)

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Director  Carlos Saura
Music director  Manuel de Falla
Country  Spain
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Music, Drama
Language  Spanish
El Amor brujo (1986 film) movie poster

Release date  December 23, 1986 (USA)
Writer  Gregorio Martinez Sierra (libretto), Carlos Saura (screenplay), Antonio Gades (screenplay)
Film series  Carlos Saura Dance Trilogy
Cast  Antonio Gades (Carmelo), Cristina Hoyos (Candela), Laura del Sol (Lucía), Juan Antonio Jiménez (José), Emma Penella (Tía Rosario), La Polaca (Pastora)
Similar movies  Flamenco movies, Directed by Carlos Saura, Dance movies

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El amor brujo (Love, the Magician, or Wedded by Witchcraft) or Carlos Saura Dance Trilogy, Part 3: El Amor Brujo is a 1986 Spanish musical film written and directed by Carlos Saura. It was directed and choreographed in the flamenco style by Maria Pagès. It is the third part of the Saura's flamenco trilogy he made in the 1980s, after Bodas de sangre in 1981 and Carmen in 1983. The film was screened out of competition at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.


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The film is based on El amor brujo composed by Manuel de Falla.

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Plot summary

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Candela, who is loved by Carmelo, marries José in a pre-arranged marriage decided by their respective fathers. José is in love with the flirtatious Lucía and dies defending her honor. Carmelo is mistakenly arrested for the killing, and spends several years in prison. After being released, he declares his love for Candela.

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Although Candela is now "free" to marry Carmelo she is haunted (and obsessed) by the ghost of José, who reappears every night to dance with her. Candela, while speaking with Lucía, learns that José pursued her even after he married Candela. She renounces him, but is unable to shake his hold on her. Tía Rosario provides the solution - Lucia must dance with José, an act which will exorcise his ghost forever. (It is never made clear if Lucía actually gives up her life to join him, but she never reappears in the film after their dance scene.)


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The film fleshed out the story with spoken dialogue and several songs, but used the entire score of the ballet. The Orquesta Nacional de España was conducted by Jesús López-Cobos. The singer heard on the soundtrack was the late Rocío Jurado. A soundtrack album, now out of print, was issued by EMI.


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  • Antonio Gades ... Carmelo
  • Cristina Hoyos ... Candela
  • Laura del Sol ... Lucía
  • Juan Antonio Jiménez... José
  • Emma Penella ... Tía Rosario
  • La Polaca ... Pastora
  • Gómez de Jerez ... El Lobo/Cantaores
  • Enrique Ortega ... Padre de José
  • Diego Pantoja ... Padre de Candela
  • Giovana ... Rocío
  • Maria Campano (as Mari Campano)
  • Candy Román ... Chulo
  • Enrique Pantoja
  • Manolo Sevilla ... Cantaores
  • Antonio Solera ... Guitarrista
  • Manuel Rodríguez ... Guitarrista
  • Juan Manuel Roldán ... Guitarrista
  • References

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