Holy Innocents, The (Los Santos Inocentes)*

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Holy Innocents, The (Los Santos Inocentes)*

  • 1984 ----- color ----- 108 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Mario Camus, based on the novel by Miguel Delibes; with Alfredo Landa, Francisco Rabal) Set in the mid-1960's on an estate in northern Spain, the film focuses on a family of peasants who must contend with the whims of the landowners. Paco and Regula are a devoted middle-aged couple who hope for advancement for their children: a son who must go into the military, the older daughter who must serve as a maid and a younger daughter who suffers from a mysterious affliction. Then Regula's eccentric brother, Azarias, loses his job and comes to live with them. (In Spanish with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Europe, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature)