Los desafíos (1969) AKA The Challenges


Three different episodes with the common nexus of expressing how a situation that seems normal ends up in an outbreak of violence: a father, actor of renown and owner of a luxurious mansion, who fears losing his daughter to an American officer; an adulterous husband, owner of an extensive estate where he breeds fighting bulls, who feels cheated to find that his wife has also been unfaithful to him; a young American traveler across Spanish lands who decides that his trip and that of his companions should not continue.

Directors: José Luis Egea, Víctor Erice, Claudio Guerín. AKA The Challenges
Writers: Rafael Azcona, Claudio Guerín, José Luis Egea, Victor Erice.
Stars: Dean Selmier, Francisco Rabal, Asunción Balaguer, Teresa Rabal, Alfredo Mayo, Julia Gutiérrez Caba, Barbara Deist, Fernando Sánchez Polack, Daisy Granados, Julia Peña, Luis Suárez.


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  1. Andre
    September 28, 2021

    Jon, you’re absolutely amazing, thank you so much! And many thanks to your sources too 🙂 Another Erice film to see!

    • Jon W.
      September 29, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Andre, sorry for the delay, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Take care,

  2. J. Walter Puppybreath
    October 9, 2021

    What an interesting film.

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