Ay, Carmela!

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Ay, Carmela!

Ay, Carmela!

Release Date: March 16, 1990

Year    :   1990
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy, War
Production Companies    :   Ellepi Films, Iberoamericana Films Internacional, TVE
Director    :   Carlos Saura
Producers    :   Andrés Vicente Gómez
Writers    :   Rafael Azcona, Carlos Saura, José Sanchis Sinisterra
RunTime    :   102 mins.
Revenue    :   2000000

Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into rebel territory by mistake. They are arrested, fear a firing squad, and receive a reprieve from an Italian Fascist commander who loves the theatre. He arranges a performance for his troops, bargaining with Paulino to stage a burlesque of the republic in exchange for the actors' freedom. Will the fiery and patriotic Carmela consent?




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