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Dragón Rapide (1986)

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The two weeks leading up to the Spanish Civil War in 1936 are dramatized from many different locations in Spain, Morocco and London.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Diego ...
Manuel de Blas ...
Saturno Cerra ...
General Kindelan
Eduardo MacGregor ...
General Fanjul (as Eduardo McGregor)
Ramón Durán ...
General Cabanelles
Carlos Lucena ...
General Batet
Alberto Fernández ...
General Orgaz
Jorge Bosso ...
Coronel Solans
Luis Lasala ...
General Romerales
José María Escuer ...
Coronel Sáez de Buruaga (as José Mª Escuer)
Antonio Canal ...
Coronel de Estado Mayor
Conrado San Martín ...
Coronel Monóculo (as Conrado Sanmartín)
Pedro Díez del Corral ...
Tte. Coronel Salgado Araujo
Francisco Casares ...
Tte. Coronel Martínez Fuset
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The two weeks leading up to the Spanish Civil War in 1936 are dramatized from many different locations in Spain, Morocco and London.

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A historic episode of great significance, but poorly documented
15 May 2010 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The captain general of the Canary Islands in July 1936, the general Francisco Franco, (Juan Diego) is in front of the group of soldiers, who is preparing to overthrow the Government of the Popular Front during the Second Spanish Republic. For the operation is successful, Franco should be moved secretly to Morocco to take command of troops uprising. The Dragon Rapide, a British aircraft, will be key in the development of the operation.

"Dragon Rapide" is one of those films that it was passing as a documentary drama with very finishing and with pretensions intellectuals, but disappointed because it shows large judgments in its documentation, and some passages, the film is very coarse, with some actors that instead of interpreting historic figures, make them a caricature.

The script of this film has a good development, and focuses on the process of preparing for the military uprising. But the best of "Dragon Rapide" without a doubt, are some interpretations, as that of Juan Diego, or that of Rafael Alonso as a journalist, and a ambiance and decoration very successful, something that is increasingly being cares less in the Spanish cinema.

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