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viernes, 12 de agosto de 2011

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Película sobre la difícil reincorporación a la vida cotidiana de los soldados aquejados de paraplejía a causa de heridas de guerra. Norm es un soldado parapléjico que ha perdido la esperanza y las ganas de vivir. Su situación cambia al conocer a una muchacha con la que está decidido a casarse. Al mismo tiempo, crece en él la esperanza de la recuperación.

Brillante drama de Fred Zinneman, con guión del integrante de listas negras Carl Foreman. Se centra en la amargura de un veterano de guerra lisiado (genial Marlon Brando) y la ayuda que le prestan los suyos.


Ex-GI Ken who as a result of a war wound is paralyzed below the waist. In the hospital back home, he passes through an initial period of depression with the help of a sympathetic Dr. Brock and his faithful fiancée Ellen. Ken's bitter isolation is also overcome with the help of his fellow patients, especially the intelligent young cynic Norm, the witty Leo and serious young Angel. Soon Ken throws himself into the work rehabilitation and after a long period of physical therapy even suspects he may regain the use of his limbs. With the approval and help of the doctor, he and Ellen marry, but on their wedding night both have misgivings about the marriage: the full realization of Ellen's new responsibilities frighten her and makes her more uncertain than ever, and Ken reverts to self-pity. There is a violent argument, and he goes back to the hospital. But his blazing anger finds no sympathy from his buddies...

1950: Nominada al Oscar: Mejor historia y guión

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Intérpretes: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb, Richard Erdman, Arthur Jurado
Guión: Carl Foreman
Música: Dimitri Tiomkin
Fotografía: Robert De Grasse
Título Original: The Men
Año: 1950
Duración: 83 min.
Género: Drama


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