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Land and Freedom (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 22 March 1996 (USA)
Spring 1936, a young unemployed communist, David, leaves his hometown Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. He joins an international group of Militia-men and women, the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosana Pastor ...
Maite (as Iciar Bollain)
Juan Vidal (as Marc Martinez)
Bernard Goujon (as Frederic Pierrot)
Andrés Aladren ...
Militia member (as Andres Aladren)
Sergi Calleja ...
Militia member
Raffaele Cantatore ...
Militia member
Pascal Demolon ...
Militia member
Militia member
Josep Magem ...
Militia member
Eoin McCarthy ...
Jürgen Müller ...
Militia member
Víctor Roca ...
Militia member (as Roca)


Spring 1936, a young unemployed communist, David, leaves his hometown Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. He joins an international group of Militia-men and women, the POUM (Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista). After being wounded he goes to Barcelona, where he decides to join another group of fighters. They remain in Barcelona and end up fighting other anti-fascist groups. David is disappointed and decides to go back to his old band. Written by Walter de Rijk <W.C.A.de.Rijk@let.uva.nl>

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Release Date:

22 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terra E Liberdade  »

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$230,187 (USA)

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Ken Loach, the debate in the village was the key scene in the film. He had local residents from the village play crowd members in that meeting. See more »


When the group first arrive in the trenches, several can be seen carrying old Swedish army rucksacks. However, these were first issued in 1939 to the Swedish army, 3 years after the time-line of the movie. See more »


David: Revolutions are contagious.
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Special thanks to the people of Mirambel and Morella. See more »


Si me Quieres Escribir
Written by Juan Ignacio Cuadrado Bueno
Published by Mundo de Ritmos and Dial Discos S.A.
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It really touch my heart.
23 June 2005 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

It's one of my favorite movies. The director made an outstanding job representing this glorious and terrible part of the Civil War. It's a movie with a low budget, a good historical representation and a great job from the actors. Iciar Bollain is great. They told me (when I saw it back in 1995) the actors, even many extras, played roles according to their political ideas. I'm thankful for the individuals foreigners who came to my country Spain, from all parts of Europe, USA, etc, to fight against the arise of the fascism in Europe. So I'm thankful for this movie. You'll love the guys of the POUM. You'll also understand why the good guys can't win. Please notice that the Spanish Civil War ended in April 1939, and that the Second World War started in July 1939. 4 more months and instead of the history saying that the 2WW started in Poland, it would say that started in Spain. Well, this is the only movie I know about the Spanish Civil War.

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