El Mar

El Mar

Director: Agustín Villaronga Cast: Bruno Bergonzini, Roger Casamajor, Antonia Torrens

DVD (Wide Screen)


Agusti Villaronga directs this intensely morbid love story about fascist executions, disease, bloody animal abuse, and violent homoeroticism. Set in a small village on the island of Mallorica during the Spanish civil war, four children witness the execution of leftists at the hands of pro-Franco villagers. In a desperate act of revenge, one of the children kills the son of the lead executioner. Ten years later, the three survivors of the incident find themselves recuperating in a sanitarium. Fragile Manuel (Bruno Bergonzini), who suffers from TB, has fervently embraced Christianity, while violent Andreu (Roger Casamajor), who also suffers from the disease, boasts about his womanizing exploits while secretly longing for Morell (Juli Mira), an elderly male black marketeer. The third survivor is Francisca (Antonia Torrens) who, after losing her virginity to Andreu, became a nun working as a nurse at the institute. As the two young men's sickness deepens, they grow increasingly tormented. Manuel violently reacts to his attraction to Andreu by growing even more fanatically religious, while Andreu's sexual frustration results in him brutally killing a cat. This film was screened at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2004
UPC: 0667443537144
Original Release: 2000
Rating: NR
Source: Picture This
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation; Scene selections; Coming attractions; Dolby 5.1/2.0 Surround Sound; Optional English and Spanish subtitles

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Pau's Father [2:12]
2. Revenge [5:39]
3. Welcome to Caubet [7:22]
4. A Bad Sign [4:14]
5. Insomnia [5:20]
6. One Cross [4:12]
7. Tattoo [5:15]
8. An Animal [2:24]
9. Trading Secrets [3:42]
10. Stealing the Shipment [6:42]
11. Two Crosses [4:41]
12. Manuel in Seclusion [5:06]
13. Faith [1:56]
14. Old Tricks [5:58]
15. Bottom of the Well [3:06]
16. Galindo [1:57]
17. 10 Minutes Ahead [3:53]
18. Three Crosses [5:47]
19. Spiritual Confusion [5:26]
20. Longing for the Sea [2:19]
21. The Animal Unleashed [7:34]
22. The Mortuary [5:58]
23. End Credits [3:31]

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