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Raza (1942)

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When the Spanish Republic is declared in 1931, three brothers go separate ways. One, a priest, is killed by leftists. One, a member of the government, betrays his family's traditional ...


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Mayo ...
José Churruca
Ana Mariscal ...
Marisol Mendoza
José Nieto ...
Pedro Churruca
Blanca de Silos ...
Isabel Churruca
Rosina Mendía ...
Isabel Acuña de Churruca
Pilar Soler ...
National Spy
Julio Rey de las Heras ...
Pedro Churruca's Father (as Julio Rey)
Luis Arroyo ...
Jaime Churruca
Raúl Cancio ...
Luis Echevarría
Manuel Arbó ...
Señor Echevarría
Mercedes Llofríu ...
Isabel Churruca, niña (as Merceditas Llofriú)
Eduardo González ...
Consuelo Loygorri ...
Luis' Daughter (as Consuelito Loygorri)
Ángel Martínez ...
Pedro Churruca, niño
Francisco Camoiras ...
José Churruca, niño (as Paquito Camoiras)


When the Spanish Republic is declared in 1931, three brothers go separate ways. One, a priest, is killed by leftists. One, a member of the government, betrays his family's traditional ideals. The third fights on the side of Franco to defend them.

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10 November 1942 (Portugal)  »

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Edited into Race, the Spirit of Franco (1977) See more »

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20 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For years I wanted to take a look at this movie, intrigued by all the mythology that has been built around it. If I give it three points at all is only because I see some shots in it that are really well done, such as the sequence with the priests in the beach, which looks a lot like Eisenstein's style. Funny, considering that this is a fascist movie.I have laughed a lot with certain review that compares this monumental and infantile piece of rubbish to Leni Riefenstahl's works, as if giving himself some credit as a movie-cultured buff. Naturally, it only mentions "Triumph of the will". Should we wonder why?

I have seen "Triumph of the Will" two or three times, and I admire Riefenstahl's talent as a filmmaker, and "Olympiad" is one of my favourite films for its visual beauty and choreographic editing.

Now, about this jewel here. I'm definitely going to break some hearts, but this is a free-speech site, is it not?

The story is so preposterous that not even the illustrious screenwriter Mr Franco -I wonder why he used a false name: was he afraid of his censors perhaps?- would believe it. But then the Civil War had ended two years before and obviously the Caudillo had to give to his simple Spanish People a fanciful piece of propaganda to keep them entertained. Like Marx once said: Religion is the opium of mankind. It fits in here like a glove, sure.

In the Churruca saga we find a stereotype of the Spanish bourgeoisie family of the late XIX and early XX century: the pious widow, the brave military eldest son that proudly wears his father's name, the virginal sister, the masochist little priest brother and the infamous black sheep, which in this case is naturally a Red. But at the end he realises his mistake and turns the other cheek and takes the right path into glorious fascism. And they all lived happy ever after. And although I was born in 1973, I know very well what they did to my country in 1936. And those who write positive reviews about this piece of crap and give the non-Spaniards a thorough lecture on the virtues of it, is because they are on the dark side.

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