12.25 / Movistar Cina Ñ
‘The big family’
Spain, 1962 (100 minutes). Director: Fernando Palacios. Performers: Alberto Closas, Amparo Soler Leal, José Luis López Vázquez, José Isbert.
Though The big family is signed by Fernando Palacios, his Alma mater is the scriptwriter and producer Pedro Masó, creator of this apology for the large family and an example, moreover, of the social and political ideology of the moment. Despite the abundance of syrup in the story, The big family It works thanks to his applied customary brushstrokes and an assumed detail-oriented tone in the drawing of the characters. Of course, it is also sustained thanks to an admirable cast of actors in which a monumental José Isbert stands out.
15.45 / MCT
‘Bite the bullet’
Bite the Bullet. USA, 1975 (125 minutes). Director: Richard Brooks. Cast: Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen.
The great Richard Brooks, author of masterpieces such as Cold-blooded Y The professionals, delivers a magnificent western, with an ecological background, which sought to return to the classic roots of the genre in a few years in which the screens were invaded by the visual modes of the spaghetti. Under the pretext of a horse race, bite the bullet portrays a gallery of characters that function as a reflection of the spirit of the old West. Also from the old, passionate cinema, from that cinema that has disappeared today.
19.50 / Movistar Classics
‘In the line of fire’
In the Line of Fire. USA, 1993 (118 minutes). Director: Wolfgang Petersen. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Rene Russo, John Malkovich.
A good example that a commercial film does not have to be an amusement park. This serious and solvent intrigue centers on a Clint Eastwood marked by his past: he was one of the bodyguards who protected Kennedy on the day of his assassination; he is now measured against a dangerous psychopath, incarnated by John Malkovich, whose interpretation makes the show gigantic.
21.45 / Antenna 3
Tom Hanks visits ‘The Anthill’
A new international star comes to the set of The anthill. Actor Tom Hanks attends the program, accompanied by Mexican actress Mariana Treviño. Both will present the film The worst neighboor in the world, which opens in Spanish cinemas on December 28. They will also face the always compromised interventions of the Trancas and Barrancas ants.
22.00 / TCM
‘Night of the iguana’
The Night of the Iguana. USA, 1964 (125 minutes). Director: John Huston. Cast: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon.
A gloomy text by the great Tennessee Williams becomes, in the hands of John Huston, a feverish melodrama with a group of uprooted characters. the night of the iguana It uses as a narrative engine the yearnings and frustrations of three women whose lives revolve around an alcoholic priest. Huston looks at his protagonists halfway between affection and pathos and accentuates his sleaze thanks to a powerful photograph by Gabriel Figueroa. A film as bitter as impeccable.
22.30 / DMAX
A trip to the tombs of Egypt
the documentary series egyptian tombs join archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team on a new dig. In this installment, they will discover underground dozens of sarcophagi dating from The New Kingdom and the late period of Ancient Egypt, that is, a thousand years ago. The bodies are accompanied by secrets to discover, so the team, supported by the best forensic technology, will travel back in time to the time in which these people lived.
22.45 / Four
The driver of Ruiz-Mateos speaks
the documentary series Ruiz-Mateos’ driver He approaches, throughout four installments, Víctor de la Cruz, who was the driver and right-hand man of the businessman from Cádiz. De la Cruz was part of the closest circle of Ruiz-Mateos, who went from being an admired businessman to being the protagonist of one of the biggest financial scandals in the history of Spain. In addition to his testimony, this production includes statements by journalists such as Iñaki Gabilondo, Pedro Piqueras, Mariano Guindal and Fernando González Urbaneja, among others.
22.45 / Antenna 3
A new appointment with the series ‘Brothers’
The protagonists of Brothers they face new conflicts in an episode that recounts how Akif tells Nebahat that he is upset that Suzan wants to end their marriage. On the other hand, Omer identifies those arrested for the robbery and the gang leader goes to look for him at school. Also, Suzan meets Kaan and, remembering a conversation she had with Akif years ago, she realizes that he is her father.
23.50 / Movistar Drama
Canada, 1996 (97 minutes). Director: David Cronenberg. Int.: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Rosanna Arquette, Elias Koteas, Deborah Hunger.
One of the most hopeless visions of contemporary society filmed by the great David Cronenberg, who dives into the miseries of monstrous beings created by a sick world. crash presents a group of characters obsessed with cars, almost robotic beings for whom sexual pleasure is linked to car accidents, metal, mutilated bodies and scars. An unhealthy and brutal approach to the abysses of the human being.
0.20 / Movistar Action
USA, 1992 (100 minutes). Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi.
In 1992, an unknown filmmaker pulverized the screens to become, with just one film, a reference in the cinema of the decade. A hallucinated story that intersects several characters united to rob a bank in a robbery that the viewer will never see: they will only attend its consequences, and thus, a tense narrative that seems created by a mountebank. Quite a surprise in the mundane cinema scene of the nineties that, even today, remains one of Tarantino’s most stimulating works.
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