Set in the Basque region, a story of the rivalry of two families, period 1870-1935

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Cristina
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Manuel, Ignacio and Peru Irigibel
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Catalina
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Ilegorri / Lucas
Klara Badiola ...
Madalen (as Clara Badiola)
Txema Blasco ...
Manuel
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Carmelo / Juan
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Paulina (as Pilar Barden)
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Ane Sánchez ...
Cristina as a child
Magdalena Mikolajczak ...
Daughter as a child
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Daughter as a child
Ortzi Balda ...
Ilegorri / Lucas as a child
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Hermana mayor
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Juez
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A film set in the Basque region, beginning in the Carlist war of 1875 and ending during the Spanish Civil war of 1936. The film portrays how one single act of cowardice shapes the life of the next three generations of two families and fuels the intense rivalry which will span the next sixty-one years. Written by Anonymous

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10 December 1993 (Sweden)  »

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Manuel: This is important. This is very important. This is very, very important.
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The set-up for a top-notch thriller !
25 March 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

. but this is not one. So what ? The opening scene, where a woodcutter's keeps swinging an axe, is a masterpiece of manipulation : you keep on expecting something dreadful until the tension becomes unbearable, though nothing really happens. This is a current running through the film, which makes you think that Medem could make the scariest thriller if he wanted to, all through a weird familial story. After this brilliant first attempt, he did the masterpiece "Red Squirrel", so what more could you ask for ? One of today's most underrated films.


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