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The Deputy (El Diputado)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:November 1, 1985
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:José Sacristán, María Luisa San José, José Luis Alonso, Enrique Vivó, Agustín González
Director:Eloy de la Iglesia
Producer:José Antonio Pérez Giner
Writer:Gonzalo Goicoechea, Eloy de la Iglesia
Distributor:David Whitten

Description: Roberto Orbea (Jose M. Sacristan) is a Spanish socialist politician who used to be a lawyer. In the film, which is almost completely told in flashbacks, he reminisces about his recent life. Despite many years of hiding his political beliefs, he is imprisoned and realizes while in prison that he is genuinely homosexual. All along, he has tried to put his sexuality aside, and he married a woman who shares his political beliefs. Even after his release at the end of the Franco era, he tries to avoid expressing his homosexuality, but eventually he and his wife set up a menage a trois with Juanito (Jose Luis Alonzo), a rough young adolescent who is probably a hustler. Featuring an appearance of the renowned director Juan Antonio Bardem, this film raised an outcry at the time of its first release for its explicit depiction of homosexual acts and for its outspokenly pro-Marxist political statements. The film also gained notoriety because it appears to tell the story of several well-known figures in Spanish society.~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

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