Spain, XIX century. While "Fernando del Castillo" (José Suárez), captain of the Carlist army, resists attack by the liberal troops under the Duke of Ahumada, his brother "Gregorio" (Miguel Palenzuela), flees cowardly. After the war and defeated the Carlists, the Duke offers to "Fernando" as captain in the new Institute of the Civil Guard, a position that will take you to chase bandits including his brother "Gregorio" is.
The film tells a fictionalized story well, with which he presents a historical point of Spain as was the creation of the Civil Guard in 1944, through several characters, including the first director of the Duke of Ahumada Francisco Javier Girón Y Ezpeleta, who was general during the First Carlist War under the command of General Narvaez, "El Espadón De Loja", and takes part in almost all the fighting taking place in Castile and Andalusia between the government army and the Carlist troops. After the war, he was appointed Inspector General of the Army.
The script focuses on showing the state of chaos in which Spain was troubled by the political and social situation which led to the desirability of establishing a police force similar to other European countries to combat organized crime in those years was known as "Bandoleros" . It does so through two characters, two brothers, one is a captain of the Civil Guard, and another end up as head of a party of Bandoleros. Very interesting scenes of the installation of the first house military barracks,
The performances of the entire cast are excellent and the production is superb, as usual by Ignacio F. Iquino (IFISA).
It's a good interesting film that helps us meet that moment of the turbulent history of Spain in the nineteenth century.
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