When a Spanish judge has the courage to look into a political murder...


(as Pedro Costa Musté)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Aguilar
Tte. Coronel González Alarcón
Enrique (as Manolo Alexandre)
Juan Luque
Iñaki Miramón ...
Luis Trueba
Luis Renedo
Raúl Fraire ...
Padre de Juan
Margarita Calahorra ...
Madre Luque
Diana Peñalver ...
Mª Carmen Luque
Pablo Rodriguez ...
Paquito Luque
José Luis Aguirre ...
Faustino Renedo
Pedro Díez del Corral ...
Tte. Luis Méndez (as Pedro Díaz del Corral)
Luis Marín ...
Guardia Jordán
Antonio Medina ...


El Caso Almería (The Almería File) is about the investigation of a Spanish judge on the assassination by the Guardia Civil of three young people, wrongly suspected of being ETA terrorists. In his search for the truth, the judge will face all types of obstacles and even threats on his own life for daring investigate the very secret and dangerous world of the Spanish military, at a time when Spain is just coming out of 40 years of authoritarian rule. Written by Margaux

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26 January 1984 (Spain)  »

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For history's sake
31 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

The value of El Caso Almería does not lie in its story-telling qualities. Far from it. Strictly from a "cinematographic" perspective, the story is boringly told, the acting is lousy and so is the direction.

The TRUE value of this film however is WHAT it dares tell and make public: the murder of three young people by the Spanish Military because they were suspected of being ETA terrorists, and how one judge tried to investigate the case. The film is all the more daring when one thinks that the film director was himself threatened while directing it, and found it extremely difficult to release it (I personally saw it many many years later in Belgium!). This clearly shows that the country still has difficulties confronting its infamous past and that alone is argument enough to see and diffuse this film as widely as possible. So that it may never happen again.

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