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Against the Wind

4.7
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Original title
Contra el viento
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
Spain Spain
Director
Screenwriter
Paco Periñán
Music
Ramón Farran
Cinematography
Gérard de Battista
Cast
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Producer
Creativos Asociados de Radio y Televisión (CARTEL)
Genre
Drama. Romance
Synopsis / Plot
Juan flees Madrid and an incestuous relationship with his sister, Ana, working at a mine on the Andalucian coast. When his friendship with Rosario, a local shop girl, becomes romance, Ana shows up wanting to rekindle their affair. He resists at first, but she stays, asserting that Juan is the only man she can ever love. Juan distances himself from Rosario. The mine has problems: high cancer rates in the area caused by poorly stored radioactive waste. A foreign safety engineer, Petersen, tries to connect with Ana, is rebuffed, but lets her stay in his sea-front bungalow. Juan seeks her out to demand she leave, only to argue with Petersen. Death, desire, and longing play out.
Awards
1990: Goya Awards: 2 Nominations: Best Director novel, Best Supporting Actress (Rosario Flores)
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