Hunt, The* (La Caza)

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Hunt, The* (La Caza)

  • 1966 ----- b & w ----- 85 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Carlos Saura; with Ismael Merlo, Alfredo Mayo) Presents a harsh drama about four men who go rabbit hunting one Sunday afternoon. The hunt however, evoles into a taut battle of nerves which opens old wounds for three of the men who are veterans of the Spanish Civil War, the hunting ground itself a former battleground of that 30-year-old conflict. As their mood gradually changes; bitterness succeeds cordiality, and after one of the men has deliberately killed a ferret, the three men pointlessly kill each other. Saura freely indulges in brutality, but not simply for shock effect as he offers insight into the minds of the characters. (Donated by the Center for Western European Studies) (In Spanish with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Europe, History: European, War and Peace)