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¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)

PG-13
102 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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, ...See morePaulino 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? Written by See less
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Writers
Rafael Azcona | José Sanchis Sinisterra (play) (as Jose Sanchis Sinisterra) | Carlos Saura
Composer
Alejandro Massó (as Alejandro Masso)
Cinematographer
José Luis Alcaine (as Jose Luis Alcaine)
Production Designer
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Gross (US & Canada)
$299,090
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Release date
Feb 8, 1991 (United States)

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34 cast members
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Carmen Maura
Carmela Carmela   See fewer
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Andrés Pajares
Paulino (as Andres Pajares) Paulino (as Andres Pajares)   See fewer
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Gabino Diego
Gustavete Gustavete   See fewer
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Armando De Razza
Teniente Ripamonte (as Maurizio De Razza) Teniente Ripamonte (as Maurizio De Razza)   See fewer
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José Sancho
Capitán (as Jose Sancho) Capitán (as Jose Sancho)   See fewer
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Mario De Candia
Bruno CTV 1º Bruno CTV 1º   See fewer
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Miguel Rellán
Teniente interrogador (as Miguel Angel Rellan) Teniente interrogador (as Miguel Angel Rellan)   See fewer
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Edward Zentara
Soldado polaco Soldado polaco   See fewer
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Rafael Díaz
Centinela (as Rafael Diaz) Centinela (as Rafael Diaz)   See fewer
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Chema Mazo
Alcalde Alcalde   See fewer
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Antonio Fuentes
Alférez artillero Alférez artillero   See fewer
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Mario Martín
Cacique (as Mario Martin) Cacique (as Mario Martin)   See fewer
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Emilio del Valle
Cabo Cardoso Cabo Cardoso   See fewer
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Silvia Casanova
Mujer presa Mujer presa   See fewer
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Alfonso Guirao
Campesino Campesino   See fewer
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Felipe García Vélez
Médico (as Felipe Velez) Médico (as Felipe Velez)   See fewer
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Félix Pardo
Soldado CTV 2º (as Felix Pardo) Soldado CTV 2º (as Felix Pardo)   See fewer
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Manuel Millán
Cabo (as Manolo Millan) Cabo (as Manolo Millan)   See fewer
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Víctor Manuel Mendoza
Oficial (as Victor Mendoza) Oficial (as Victor Mendoza)   See fewer
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Francisco Ferrer
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Gabriel Moreno
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José Hernán Rincón
Músico 1º (as Jose Hernan Rincon) Músico 1º (as Jose Hernan Rincon)   See fewer
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Ecuador Rubio
Músico 1º Músico 1º   See fewer
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Jesús Pinto
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Benjamín Torrijo
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Teodoro Vinagre
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Luis Barco
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César Burgos
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Joaquín Sánchez
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Rafael Checa
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José Susi
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Pascual Villaescusa
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Josu Ormaetxe
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Rafael Palmero Jr.
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7.3 / 10 | 2,228 votes