La caza (1966) AKA The Hunt

4.3
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A few men are gathered for a day’s rabbit hunting. The place looks as desolate and barren as it is possible to imagine, and the heat is obviously intense. The men have memories of this godforsaken gulch, since it was a battlefield in the Spanish Civil War. As the day goes on, the scorching sun frays the men’s nerves and sends them toward delirium, bringing out their inner weaknesses and their personal conflicts, normally concealed beneath a veneer of politeness.

Director: Carlos Saura. AKA The Hunt
Stars: Ismael Merlo, Alfredo Mayo, José María Prada, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Fernando Sánchez Polack, Violeta García, María Sánchez Aroca.

1966 Berlin International Film Festival – Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director (Carlos Saura).
1966 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.

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3 Comments

  1. February 25, 2020
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    One of my favorite contemporary directors, so excellent to see one of his early works in fine quality!

  2. Wolfgang Jahn
    September 7, 2022
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    17:20 FF

    Wow, that is cool photography! I can not remember any older movie with such detailed shots of weapons being prepared for use.

  3. Wolfgang Jahn
    September 11, 2022
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    Superb, a totally gripping movie, sparse & intense: 10/10.

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