Tag Archives: spanish

Plácido / Plácido: The Blood of a Poet (1986) Sergio Giral, Miguel Benavides, Orlando Casín, Mireya Chapman, Drama

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A powerful drama portraying the dramatic story of Gabriel de la Concepcion Valdes (Placido), a slave descendent Cuban poet accused of leading a conspiracy against the Spanish colonial government. Preoccupied by the development of Afro-Hispanic artist and craftsmen of the mid 19th century, Placido was executed after living a short and controversial life as a man between two races and between a cruel reality and a dream of freedom.

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Sin hijos / No Kids (2015) Ariel Winograd, Diego Peretti, Maribel Verdú, Guadalupe Manent, Comedy, Romance

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Gabriel has been separated for four years now. Since then his 8 year old daughter is the center of his life. Completely avoiding getting involved in a new romantic relationship, Gabriel focus all his energy in his daughter and work. This plan gets spoiled when Vicky, a platonic love from his adolescence, now a beautiful and independent woman appears in his life. When romance is about to start, she puts one condition: She would never get involved with a man with children. She just does not want children in her life. When Gabriel is confronted with this, he says he has no children. From that moment on his life becomes a torment, playing every trick at hand in order to hide his child and belongings from Vicky in every date.

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La punta del iceberg / The tip of the iceberg (2016) David Cánovas, Maribel Verdú, Carmelo Gómez, Fernando Cayo, Thriller

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A large multinational company is shaken by the suicide of three employees. The company sends a directive, Sofia Cuevas, to conduct an internal investigation. She discovers an unhealthy work environment: a pathogenic form of management where the individual is relegated to a minor role and only priority is the bottom line. But, what are the real reasons that lead a man to suicide in his job?

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Fräulein (1958) Henry Koster, Dana Wynter, Mel Ferrer, Dolores Michaels, Romance, War, Drama

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In melodramatic fashion, the film tells the tale of a young German woman who finds herself alone in the world when the rest of her family is killed in a WWII air raid. Helping an American military man escape the Gestapo, she finds herself on the run from the Russian Army. Escaping to the American (and safe) side of Berlin, she registers herself as a prostitute (unknowingly) and finds herself caught between the German officer who thinks she is for sale and the American officer who she saved and is now in love with her.

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Force of Arms (1951) Michael Curtiz, William Holden, Nancy Olson, Frank Lovejoy, Romance, War, Drama

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Winter, 1943. The German army has halted the American advance in the mountains of Italy; back-and-forth combat decimates Joe Peterson’s platoon. On leave in Naples, Joe meets WAC lieutenant Eleanor MacKay; initially cool, she begins to melt during a bombing raid. Their romance develops despite Joe’s periodic returns to the front. But whether he’ll come back in the end becomes more than doubtful…

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