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Ogro (1979)
"Operación Ogro" (original title)

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As 1973 winds down, Franco is still governing Spain with an iron hand. Opposition parties are forbidden; labor movements are repressed; and Basque nationalists are mercilessly hunted down. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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José Sacristán ...
Iker
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Amaiur
Eusebio Poncela ...
Txabi
Saverio Marconi ...
Luque
Georges Staquet ...
El Albañil
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Karmele
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José María Uriarte (alias Yoseba) (as Fedor Atkine)
Estanis González ...
Portero
Agapito Romo ...
José Manuel Cervino ...
Lechero
Luis Reina ...
(as José Luis Pérez)
Luis Politti ...
Profesor (as Luis Politi)
Agustín Navarro
Fernando Chinarro ...
Cirujano
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As 1973 winds down, Franco is still governing Spain with an iron hand. Opposition parties are forbidden; labor movements are repressed; and Basque nationalists are mercilessly hunted down. The caudillo is aging, though, and the continuity of the régime is in question. One man has the trust of Franco, enough authority and experience to assume the leadership, and an impeccable track record as to dealing with enemies of the State: admiral Carrero Blanco. For the embattled clandestine Basque organization ETA, Carrero Blanco must be brought down. Daring plans are made, requiring a meticulous execution... Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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28 September 1979 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Operation Ogre  »

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The Italian, Spanish and French actors all spoke in their own language, then were dubbed into the same language for each country. See more »

Quotes

La Niña Vasca del Bar: Hey, you're Basque, aren't you?
Izarra: Yes. How do you know?
La Niña Vasca del Bar: I know straight Hawai. I'm from San Sebastian. I feel good when I meet someone from there.
Luque: Me too.
La Niña Vasca del Bar: Do you live in Madrid?
Izarra: Yes. We work in a bank.
La Niña Vasca del Bar: Around here?
Izarra: No, in the other side of the city.
La Niña Vasca del Bar: What a shame. I live behind here, but I remember the sea...
Izarra: We do, too... Excuse us, we're in a hurry. Let's go.
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Dark political thriller
17 February 2012 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This film is based on real life events that took place during 70's under Francos fascist regime in Spain.

Just like Gillo Pontecorvos previous film La battaglia di Algeri/The Battle of Algiers (1966) this film has very realistic, semi documentary feel, look about this depiction of terrorism acted out by group of members in the basque terrorist network ETA.

Even though Gillo Pontecorvo was a marxist this film does not only portray the fascist dictatorship but also contains subtle criticism against ETA and its struggle.

While being a very low key film, it packs very emotional, punch without becoming too obvious.

So viewers that liked O Que É Isso, Companheiro?/Four Days in September (1997), L'armée des ombres/ Army of Shadows(1969), Popiól i diament/Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Kanal/Canal (1957)etc should definitely check this film out.


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