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      The Nest

      PG Released Aug 9, 1982 1h 31m Drama List
      Reviews 75% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In a small Spanish town, an eccentric widower is captivated by an impish 13-year-old girl. Read More Read Less

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      Jesús Fernández Santos El Pais (Spain) This love story marks an important step in the already known trajectory of Spanish cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 12, 2019 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice The Nest explores a platonic love affair. Feb 4, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Don Alejandro is a widower who lives a comfortable existence in his remote house in a rural area. He listens to music, plays computer chess, and rarely has contact with the outside world. He likes to go into the woods and pretend to conduct the trees playing classical music (no, really). One day in the woods, he finds a series of notes that lead him on a scavenger hunt that eventually leads to the 13 year old girl who has been watching him. She has a fairly unhappy home life, and the two form a close relationship that becomes a deep platonic love. She demands an increasing amount of commitment that leads to fundamental changes in his outlook on life. This Spanish film is a very atypical take on this subject. It's not really about an old man's sexual fascination with a young girl, it's more about two outsiders forming a strong bond despite vast differences. It does not end well for everyone involved. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Jaime de Armiñan builds a touching and sweet story of platonic love between a 13 year old and a retired opera director while portraying in a powerful but subtile way a country that was recovering from 40 years of dictatorship. With mesmerizing performances, especially the one by Anna Torrent, a key figure of the Spanish masterpieces of the 70's, the film achieves to build an atmosphere of uncertainty and hopefulness, giving the viewers one of the truest visions of Spain's situation during the transition. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In a small Spanish town, an eccentric widower is captivated by an impish 13-year-old girl.
      Jaime de Armiñan
      Jaime de Armiñan
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 9, 1982, Limited
      1h 31m