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 »
Angel is a poacher who lives in the forest with his domineering mother. One day he goes to the city and meets Milagros, an escapee from a reform school and the lover of a known criminal so he takes her to his house in the mountains.
Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »
This is a documentary on Francisco Franco and the Spanish Civil War. It's not like a typical documentary in which the documentary shows scenes and footages as well as people commenting but rather a sort of a film with poor editing with waves of boastaring of the "great and glorious leader who saved Spain". It's unique in the sense that it shows lots of great footage of the war and the movements surrounding the war. Although there is a constant glorification of the dictator Francisco Franco, it does a good job of showing the side of the opposition without demonizing them. The film shows amazing footage with songs of the day as the sound track as well as speeches of the old leaders. Think "Triumph of the Will" with a little less quality and a lot less propaganda.
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