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A journalist (Esai Morales) starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca (Andy Garcia), who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's. Written by
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When the pier forms collapsed under crumpling sound of daisies, I realized that they had murdered me. They combed the cafes, the graveyards, the churches; they pried open coffins and ransacked chests and cabinets. They smashed 3 skulls to rip out their gold teeth, but they couldn't find me. They couldn't find me. No, they couldn't find me.
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Before I had seen "The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca", I knew about the Spanish Civil War but had never heard of playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. In that sense, the movie was good to see as it identified who he was and told the story of the detective investigating his murder at the hands of Franco's army. True, the movie probably won't give you any kind of religious experience, but the point is to understand what the Fascists did to their opposition (Garcia Lorca's homosexuality made him a double target). So I recommend it if only to understand that part of Spain's history. Starring Esai Morales, Andy Garcia and Edward James Olmos (happy 60th, Edward!).
Another thing that I recommend is Garcia Lorca's play "Yerma", about a woman and her relationships with various people. When it debuted in Madrid in 1934, some people called it "irreligious" and scornfully called the women lesbians. That just goes to show why Franco and his cronies hated Garcia Lorca so much, and also the tensions that led to the civil war.
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