El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician)
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El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician)
El Amor Brujo is a filmed record of the little-known Spanish ballet by Manuel de Falla. The plot involves two gypsies, male and female, who are united in an arranged marriage. Each loves someone else, a circumstance that results in a fatal knife duel. The climax of the ballet involves the girl's torn loyalties between the ghost of her dead husband and her living lover. Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Laura del Sol and Juan Antonio Jimenez are the principal dancers in this well-photographed oddity. El Amor Brujo was the third in director Carlos Saura's flamenco trilogy, preceded by his… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Told in song and dance, this Spanish tragic love story was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"with Gades's choreography, it is movement and not lyrics which advance the narrative"
‑ Douglas Pratt, Movie City News
"Features great dancing and a gypsy view of love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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