The Lonely Woman Based on José Antonio García Blázquez’s novel of the same name, the film tells the story of Jacinto Martín del Río, AKA ‘Jaci’, a fatherless lad who feels a strong love almost unhealthy for his mother, a bourgeois widow with unclear virtues. Anyway, that will not be an obstacle for him to notice other women.
Offbeat melodrama dealing with the complex relationships between mother and son and about juvenile delinquency
The Lonely Woman Based on José Antonio García Blázquez’s novel of the same name, this melodrama tells the story of Jacinto Martín del Río, AKA ‘Jaci’, Renaud Verley , a rebel womanizer . He is a fatherless lad who feels a deep love almost unhealthy for his mom , as he has Edipo’s complex. His mummy called Teresa : Danielle Darrieux is a bourgeois widow with dark purports and unclear virtues . Anyway, that will not be an obstacle for him to notice other young girls or old women . His charming and sympathy result to be the main weapons which helps him , from time to time, to get some cash from women , such as the upper-class photographer Naty : Gina Lollobrigida , the dancer África : Concha Velasco and the thief Elaine : Susan Hampshire . But things get worse when the mother’s lover , Richard Leighton : Giacomo Rossi Stuart goes to live at home.
Based on a novel written by Garcia Blázquez and shot in colorful and glimmering style . This is a slow and boring , at times , as well as dramatic story and one of several movies dealing with youth delinquency in Spain during the seventies , they represented a time and a way of life in the history of Spain . A passable look at young life , love and friendship in the isolated side let the story flow efficiently , but being middlingly made . The movie deals with various thorny issues such as : older woman younger man sex , mother son relationship with incest overtones , obsession , generational gap , jealousy , contra-culture and youth delinquency .