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La paz empieza nunca (1960)

A group of Falangist friends dreams of transforming Spain shortly before the Civil War while they are dedicated to spreading their ideas among the population. One of them, López, is about ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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A group of Falangist friends dreams of transforming Spain shortly before the Civil War while they are dedicated to spreading their ideas among the population. One of them, López, is about to die shot by firearm, but saves his life and joins the national side. At the end of the war, an old comrade encouraged him to participate in a secret operation to end the maquis of Asturias. Although he is already married and has children, he accepts the proposal and infiltrates the guerrillas. Written by jsanchez

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Passable Spanish Civil War movie full of action , drama , thriller and spectacular battles
6 April 2017 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

A jinjoistic picture , praising the feats of the Nationalist forces against Republicans , blending real deeds , documentary as well as fiction and there are breathtaking warlike set-pieces . Before the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) a group of Falangist friends (Adolfo Marsillach , Mario Berriatua , Jesús Puente , Manuel Zarzo) with high commitment dream a revolution to change Spain and deliver leaflets about it . Then , the war outbursts and López (Adolfo Marsillach) is detained by anarchist groups (CNT , FAI) who carry out bloody executions . López is about to die at a firing squad when there appear the Nationalists and he flees . He is wounded , healed by the beautiful Pura (Carmen De Lirio) and helped by a Republican (Antonio Casas) . Meanwhile , strong battles take place : Madrid siege , Jaráma , Guadalajara , Madrid , Ebro , Brunete , Belchite in which López takes part and executing dangerous assignments , getting essential objectives to avoid advance of the Republican forces , being subsequently promoted to army captain . As Spanish Republican forces fight against the better-equipped Francoist armies in several battles until its final defeat . 1939 , war is finished ; 1941 , UN (United Nation) , orders a world blockade against Spain and López is assigned by Mencia (Jesús Puente) to proceed a new mission : get to infiltrate himself into the ¨Maquis¨ or rebel Guerrilleros (led by José Luis Martin) who operate in Northern Spain , and subsequently doublé-cross them and destroy all the ¨Maquis Partidas¨ .

Propaganda film about adventures and misfortunes carried out by a brave soldier , Adolfo Marsillach , against the Republicans and during post-war against the Maquis . This is a fiction/documentary film written/directed by Leon Klimovsky based on the book of same title written by novelist and screenwriter Emilio Romero . It includes an overwhelming chase on the roof in which Mario Berriatúa is relentlessly pursued and killed as well as spectacular scenes of fighting , shootouts , tanks , bombing raid but adding a lot of stock footage . Evocative cinematography in black and white war film well photographed by Ricardo Torres , shot on location in Campamento , Alcobendas , Alto Leones De Castilla , Madrid , Cangas de Onís , Covadonga , Pola De Siero , Playa Rodiles , Playas De Candás , Asturias, , Segovia , Castilla y León and Viso Del Marqués, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha .

The motion picture was compellingly directed by Leon Klimovsky and won National Syndicate of Spectacle award , it had Special Award Best Film for León Klimovsky and to Compañía Industrial Film Español S.A. (CIFESA) for its high moral and political values . Klimovsky was a good and prolific craftsman . Klimovsky was born on October 16, 1906 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as León Klimovsky Dulfano . Founded Argentina's first film club in 1929 . Began his film career making short movies . Settled in Spain in the 1950s and became a Spanish citizen . He was a director and writer , known for his terror films as La Noche De Walpurgis (1971), La Orgía Nocturna De Los Vampiros (1973) , La Saga De los Drácula , La Rebelión De Las Muertas , Doctor Jekyll Y Hombre Lobo , but he also directed other genres as Wartime : Operación Rommel , A Ghentar Si Muore Facile , The Legion of No Return ; thriller : Mean Mother ; Western : Reverendo Colt , 2000 dollars for Coyote , Few Dollars for Django, Death Knows No Time , Rattler Kid , A dollar for Sartana ; and Drama : La Casa De Las Chivas , Salto a La Gloria .

This ¨La Paz Empieza Nunca¨ belongs to Spanish Civil war sub-genre along with ¨The Last Train from Madrid¨ (1937) by James P. Hogan ; ¨Blockade¨ (1938) by William Dieterle ; ¨Comrades at Sea¨ (1938) or ¨Kameraden Auf See¨ by Heinz Paul ; the unfinished ¨Sierra De Teruel¨ (1939) is considered to be the best film about Spanish Civil War ; ¨Frente De Madrid¨ (1939) by Edgar Neville ; ¨Arise, My Love¨ (1940) by Mitchell Leisen ; ¨The siege of Alcazar¨(1940) by Augusto Genina ; ¨The Squadron¨ (1941) by Antonio Román , ¨Rojo y negro¨(1942) by Carlos Arévalo ; ¨The Fallen Sparrow¨ (1943) by Richard Wallace ; ¨For Whom the Bell Tolls¨ (1943) by Sam Wood ; ¨The Angel Wore Red¨ (1960) by Nunnally Johnson ; ¨La Paz Empieza Nunca¨ (1960) by Leon Klimovsky ; ¨Five Cartridges¨(1960) by Frank Beyer ; ¨Morir En Madrid¨ (1963) by Frederic Rossiff ; ¨Behold a Pale Horse¨ (1964) by Fred Zinnemann ; ¨Viva la Muerte¨ (1971) by Fernando Arrabal , among others

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