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Black sky

  • Black sky. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Black sky. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

  

Category

Feature film

Original title

Cielo negro

Year

1951

Director

Manuel Mur Oti

With a naturalist narrative, this is one of cult director Manuel Mur Oti’s most representative works.
 

Emilia works in a fashion house. Her modest salary does not allow her to buy the clothes she would like to wear. One night there is a dance and, being very in love with her boyfriend, she decides to borrow an outfit to impress him. However, everything goes wrong and when the robbery is discovered she is dismissed. Shortly after this, she discovers she is going blind and, on top of that, her mother dies.
 

Technical specifications

Screenplay
Manuel Mur Oti, Antonio González Álvarez

Actors
Susana Canales, Fernando Rey, Luis Prendes

Photography
Manuel Berenguer

Music
Jesús García Leoz

Format
Black and white

Duration
113 minutes

  

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