La Sabina (1979)

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      Although it was filmed in Spanish, this Spanish/Swedish film also has an English language version, which is not surprising as it stars outrageously young Jon Finch and Simon Ward, and tells the tale of an English writer in search of another English writer, who disappeared 100 years previously in deepest Andalucia, possibly after a run in with a local dragon.

      On one occasion a mixed group of locals and visitors go on a guided tour the ruined castle of Olvera, commenting on its magnificence.

      The real star is Angela Molina, who would turn up years later as a hostel owner in Martin Sheen’s The Way, and the magical guitar music of Paco de Lucia on the soundtrack does no harm.