Franco’s Spain. During the sixties, a family of peasants lived miserably in a farmhouse in Extremadura under the rule of the landowner. Their life is renunciation, sacrifice, and obedience. Their destiny is marked, unless some unforeseen event allows them to break their chains. Adaptation of the homonymous novel by Miguel Delibes.
Director: Mario Camus. AKA The Holy Innocents
Writers: Miguel Delibes (novel), Antonio Larreta, Manolo Matji, Mario Camus.
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Francisco Rabal, Juan Diego, Terele Pávez, Belén Ballesteros, Juan Sanchez, Susana Sánchez, Ágata Lys, Agustín González, Manuel Zarzo, Mary Carrillo, José Guardiola, Maribel Martín, Francisco Torres, José Manuel Sito, Pepin Salvador, José Manuel Sito, José Albiach, Rafael Serna.
1984 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.