Weeping for a Bandit

Synopsis: José María "El Tempranillo" fleeing from justice, takes refuge in Sierra Morena. After a period of hard learning, he becomes the leader of a group of bandits.
Genre: Drama, History
Director(s): Carlos Saura
  1 nomination.
100 min

Weeping for a Bandit

By order of the King, dated

the 4th of May of this year...

it is decided that the sentence dictated by

this Court will be carried out now and here.

Being verified and signed

by the appropriate Authority...

in the name of His Majesty

Fernando I am calling the...

names of those who will be

executed by means of garrote.

Francisco Martn Puro, from Osuna.

Antonio Gmez Charanga, from Torre Milano.

Diego Rodrguez Villarasa, from Lucena.

Francisco and Juan Snchez,

from Alpujarras de Granada.

Manuel Expsito, from Esparragal.

And Aurelio Torremocha, from Carcabuey.

For robbery in desolated areas, committing

murder, and other crimes against society.

The execution order will

be issued today, at noon.

It has also been decided that

Francisco Martn Puro's corpse...

who was the group's ringleader,

be placed in various public roads...

in this and other villages,

as a warning to others.

There were rumors about Aurelio being

pardoned, as he fought against the French...

but he was the first one taken to the

gallows, and he died like all the others.

Diego was crying like a woman. When the

priest arrived, he asked for confession.

But not Francisco. He

didn't even want to look.

Then they went straight to Francisco

Without even removing the ring around

his neck, they bled him with a knife.

The bystanders weren't leaving.

The removed the ring from Francisco's

neck, and afterwards they dragged him.

Don't say another word about this.

Not now, not ever!

One-eyed, go to the entrance and

see if you have been followed.

I haven't been followed.

Everybody remained there, watching

how Francisco's body was undressed.

They won't even leave the robe on his body

when his remains are placed on the roads.

That's how the King rewards the

people who fought the French.

People like you and I, Lutos.

That's how he pays us.

Shut up if you don't

want to end like they did.

What shall we do? You are the

one who must decide, Lutos.

We'll be heading South. Anything but staying

here and becoming trapped like rabbits.

Antonio! You will relieve One-Eyed.

No problem. But first I'll have a nap.

Freeze! Stop where you are!

What are you doing here?

Is El Lero with you?


Who is El Lero?

You must know better than I do.

He is a bandit.

And you? Who are you?

He is alone.

Jos Mara Hinojosa Rodrguez. A friend

told me to ask on his behalf for El Lero.

I need to find him.

Are you a fugitive?

That's my business.

Answer! What happened to you?

I killed a man.

Why?... And where?

Because of a woman... during

Jauja's festivities.

Which Saint Patron's festivities

do they celebrate in Jauja?

San Miguel.

Who is the local master?

Don Anselmo del Pozo.

He runs the Medina family's affairs.

The family resides in Cordoba.

What were you doing in Jauja?

Did you work on the vineyard?

There are only holm oaks

and chestnuts in Jauja.

The vineyard is higher

up, close to the mountains...

far away from the village.


(Song) By a fruitless tree...

it came to my mind...

how few friends has

how few friends has...

anyone who has nothing to give.

Oh, by a fruitless tree

it came to my mind...

I would like to know where

are you taking us now.

We just left a few hours ago

and you are already grumbling.

I'm trying to take you to a safer place!

If anyone disagrees, speak up... now!

We are going to the inn in El Alto.

It's the best time to

catch them by surprise.

We'll spend the night over there, and

we'll return to the mountains at dawn.

Do you think we could use

the same horses by dawn?

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Mario Camus

Mario Camus (Santander, 20 April 1935) is a Spanish screenwriter and film director. He won the Golden Bear at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival with La colmena. His 1987 film The House of Bernarda Alba was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival and in the main competition at the 15th Moscow International Film Festival. His 1993 film Shadows in a Conflict was entered into the 18th Moscow International Film Festival. more…

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