El Mar
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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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Too portentous, overheated, flashy, derivative and implausible for its own good."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"a depressing concept, but it makes for interesting stories"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
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