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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 <email@example.com>
The Italian, Spanish and French actors all spoke in their own language, then were dubbed into the same language for each country. See more »
I don't like doing things unless I know what they're for. I don't trust, on principle.
What are you afraid of? That I'm an agent?
Even if you were, the police know all about me. I've been in and out of jail for years. No, I'm only afraid of getting into something wrong.
It can't be wrong if it's against the Franco regime.
That's what you say. This thing you're doing, kidnapping industrialists, planting bombs, some Civil Guard killed. These are pointless actions.
What does the good fight mean to...
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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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