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Ciutat cremada, La
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Xabier Elorriaga Josep
Francisco Casares Frederic
Ángela Molina Roser Palau
Pau Garsaball Senor Palau
Jeannine Mestre Remei Palau
José Luis López Vázquez Prat de la Riba
José Vivó Dr. Robert
Rafael Anglada Senyor Esteve
Damià Barbany
Heribert Barrera

Director Antoni Ribas
Writer Antoni Ribas; Miquel Sanz

One of the first Catalan-language films released after the death of Franco, The Burned City begins with a steamship coming into dock in Barcelona harbor; on board are soldiers and former colonists from Cuba. Among them are Frederic Palau and his soldier friend Josep; Frederic belongs to a well-established family in Barcelona; Josep's only "capital" is himself and his ambition. Upon arrival, Frederic returns to the family home with his friend, who soon catches the eye of Remei, Frederic's sister. The fortunes of the Palau family and the emotional entanglements of its children are set against the rapidly radicalizing background of Catalan nationalism, given new impetus since the loss of its overseas colonies has brought the central Madrid government to a crisis point. Director Antoni Ribas has a sure hand with his large cast, which includes Angela Molina, José Luis López Vàzquez, Francesc Casares and Xavier Elorriaga.

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