Hunt, The

Four men go somewhere outside Madrid hare hunting for a day. Jose and Luis, middle-aged partners life, nor in their respective marriages. Their previous partner Paco whom they haven't seen for some time and who is successful on both counts, also brings along his young brother in-law to the bunt. Death patrols this fallow land where a battle took place in the Civil War and where skeletons can still be found. Saura does manage to really create a stifling atmosphere by lingering on the preparation of the guns with detail shots, and emphasizing the death of hares, thereby underlining the fact that his heroes, who belong to the winning side in the Civil War, are good for nothing but to kill (and to get killed). Saura who at that time was not permitted to handle political events, says "Me and my Spanish colleagues had to work indirectly while forming the stories we wanted to tell. For example we couldn't openly express what we thought. This situation forced me to use my imagination". Upon watching the film, one does in fact has to think of that fallow, unfruitful land smelling of death as a metaphor for Franco's Spain. Oğuz Onaran
Spain
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1965

Director
Carlos Saura

Script
Angelino Fons (Carlos Saura'nın bir öyküsünden)
Carlos Saura

Cinematography
Luis Cuadrado

Editing
Pablo del Amo

Production
Elias Querejeta

Cast
Alfredo May
Emilio G. Caba
Fernando Sanchez Polack
Ismael Melo
Jose Prada
Violetta Garcia

Music
Luis de Pablo

Awards
Berlin 1966 Best Director

Festivals
4th Festival on Wheels
BEST OF EUROPE