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María
Blanca Apilánez ...
Aura
Laura Mañá ...
Concha
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Charo
Jorge Sanz ...
Obrero Hijo
José Sancho ...
Obrero padre
Joan Crosas ...
Boina
Antonio Dechent ...
Faneca
Miguel Bosé ...
Cura secretario de Durruti
Paco Bas ...
Un miliciano
Greg Charles ...
Reportero extranjero
Claudia Gravy ...
Madama del burdel
Francisco Maestre ...
Obispo
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At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's group faces the problems of fighting not only the nationalists, but also factions on the left seeking to impose a more traditional military structure. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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El corazón de la memoria

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ESP 306,809,601 (Spain)
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Floren: What's happened to her?
[When she sees María crying while Pilar is giving her a bath]
Pilar: She saw the shooting of a bishop.
Floren: Since he was a bishop God must be resting his soul now. God is a fascist.
Pilar: Come on Floren! Stop talking nonsense.
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Melodia de Arrabal
(Carlos Gardel (as Gardel) / Alfredo Le Pera (as Le Pera) / Mario Battistella Zoppi (as Battistella))
(C) 1938 Ricordi Americana
Por cortesía de Peermusic Española, S.A.
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Inspirational...A Must See!
3 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie tells the story of the last battle that has been fought with hopes of forming a Utopian society... a libertarian communist society based on anarchy. Everyone is equal. Everyone is a soldier. There are no rankings, everyone fights as an equal. Even men and women are seen as equals. In times when we are beginning to see the failings of a capitalist society, this movie is an inspiration to show that it is possible to form a collective society in which everyone is free and equal. It makes you contemplate the argument of are you really free in a democratic society? This movie takes a particularly feminist perspective, following the association of free women, a branch of the revolution in which the women were just as devoted to the cause as the men, and expect to be treated equal, even if it means they will fight and die. This movie should be an inspiration to us all as it becomes obvious that a liberal capitalist life is unsustainable..it is a must see, especially if you enjoy political movies. 8.5 out of 10.

**If you like this movie check out Salt of the Earth, about the strikes at the zincs mines in new Mexico by Mexican workers...also a must see!**


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