Lute : Forge On or Die

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Lute: Forge On or Die

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Lute : Forge On or Die

Release Date: September 19, 1987

Year    :   1987
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   MGC Producciones Cinematográficas y Audiovisuales, Multivideo, TVE
Director    :   Vicente Aranda
Producers    :   Isabel Mulá, José María Cunillés
Writers    :   Vicente Aranda, Joaquim Jordà, Eleuterio Sánchez
RunTime    :   123 mins.

In Spain of the 1960s, a poor family of quinquis - a nomadic ethnic group with a tradition as old as that of the gypsises of Spain but with even more obscure origins - have a nomadic life marked by poverty. The son, Eleuterio Sánchez Rodriguez, nicknamed "El Lute", steals some chickens and is condemned to six months in jail. El Lute moves to the slum outskirts of Madrid with his common law wife, Chelo, starting an itinerant life as a peddler of pots and pans and living in a quinqui shantytown. He gradually embarks upon as life of petty criminality, eventually participating in the theft of a jewelry store during which a bystander is killed.

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