1951-1960DramaJosé Antonio Nieves CondeSpainSpanish cinema under Franco

José Antonio Nieves Conde – Balarrasa AKA Reckless (1951)

Reckless (Spanish: Balarrasa) is a 1951 Spanish drama film directed by José Antonio Nieves Conde. It was entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.

Javier Mendoza, a Spanish missionary known as Balarrasa, recalls his life while waiting for the worst after being trapped in a snowstorm in Alaska. Of disorderly life in his youth, during the Civil War he suffered a traumatic event, when playing cards with the guard that played with his companion. He loses and dies while replacing him. Followed by the sensation of guilt, he decides to straighten its life and enters the seminary.

The most-remembered film of the religious cinema that was filmed with certain frequency in Spain at the time. The outstanding filmmaker José Antonio Nieves Conde (Surcos) impresses an enormous realism with the advice of several priests, introduces with talent some coups of humor that contrast with the most dramatic sequences, and obtains memorable interpretations of the distribution, headed by Fernando Fernán Gómez, in one of his best works.

1.31GB | 1h 34m | 718×570 | mkv



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