Laia (1971)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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This thoughtful drama recounts the life of Laia (Nuria Espert) as she awaits the return of her husband from a sea voyage, unsure whether her lover has killed him as she requested. This Spanish movie is based on a book by Salvador Espiru. The film depicts Laia's tomboy girlhood and struggle with epilepsy. It also tells the story of her affair and of the birth of her child, who was crippled and later died.

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epilepsy, extramarital-affair, handicap, killing, lover, murder, pregnancy, tomboy