El camino 1964
1h 35m | Drama | Release date: 1964 (Spain)
Daniel el Mochuelo (‘Little Owl’) is a boy who must leave his village to go study in the city. During the days leading up to his departure, Daniel and his inseparable friends Roque el Moñigo (‘Cowpat’) and Germán el Tiñoso (‘Mangy’) play, pull pranks, and observe the peculiar words of adults which is a clear portrait of life in a small Spanish village during the Franco regime.
In a small town in Castille, life is made up of incidents. One sister is upset with another’s fornication, because they are so alike; the priest tries to make sure that the movies shown are moral and Christian for the youngsters to neck to; and the children keep playing tricks, like stealing fruit that the owner simply gives them, and getting their teacher to to date a spinster.
There’s no particular plot to this movie, even though it is engrossing simply for the characters. It’s a portrait of the village and its villagers, each character sharply drawn with good humor, a certain amount of sadness, and the usual terrible problems, like the young fellow whose girlfriend is a hundred miles away. The road may stretch out to other possibilities, but the village goes on.
Director: Ana Mariscal
Writers: Miguel Delibes, Ana Mariscal, José Zamit
Stars: José Antonio Mejías, Maribel Martín, Ángel Díaz
Country of origin: Spain
Filming locations: Candeleda, Ávila, Castilla y León, Spain
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 5.45 GiB
Duration : 1 h 30 min
Overall bit rate : 8 622 kb/s
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