Carne de fieras (Flesh for Beasts) is a 1936 Spanish film in which French animal tamer Georges Marck and dancer Marlene Grey performed their act with lions. The film, whose shooting started two days before Franco’s coup d’etat, is surrounded by mysterious stories of politics, eroticism, and the intense atmosphere of the 1930s culture. Madrid, Spain, June 1936: The city lived in an atmosphere of permanent agitation, an intense social and political life. Civil rights until then unknown, such as the vote for women or legal divorce, were being enjoyed. In the cultural aspect, Madrid swarmed with premieres of theater, film, literature, a...
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