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José Antonio Aguirre ...
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Manuel Azaña ...
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Raimundo Fernández-Cuesta ...
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María del Carmen Franco y Polo ...
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Francisco Franco ...
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Juan García Oliver ...
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Dolores Ibárruri ...
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Diego Martínez Barrio ...
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José Miaja ...
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Carmen Polo ...
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José Antonio Primo de Rivera ...
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Miguel Primo de Rivera ...
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Pilar Primo de Rivera ...
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Gonzalo Queipo de Llano ...
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14 October 1977 (Spain)  »

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A good documentary clearly against Franco
1 June 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Don't misunderstand this good documentary about Franco's ("The Caudillo")figure.The film shows the Franco's propaganda, from documentaries to comics showing the dictator as a super-hero, and contrasts it all along the picture with images and commentaries (including songs and poems, especially one read by Neruda himself)which ridicules Franco's figure.But Basilio Martin Patino does not "speak" himself, he lets the images, the songs and the voices of some protagonists (of both sides)illustrate us about the Spanish Civil War and Franco.If someone may consider this as a "pro-Franco" picture, he's misunderstanding the whole aim of the film, and not considering the obvious ironic treatment of the official image of the dictator.Imagine a film about Nazism where you see the glorifying documentaries about Hitler, put into contrast with the images of Nazi's massacres and crimes.This is the same case.Nothing to do, of course, with "Triumph of the will".It is possible that what is obvious for any Spanish, after many and many years of Franco's propaganda, may not be so clear for a foreigner, but be sure that this is an honest film,where the author lets you to judge, but giving you enough evidences of what lied behind the fascist "liberation" and the ridiculous personality of the dictator, the only fascist European leader who survived the II World War and ruled until he died, after killing and terrifying many of the best of Spanish people.

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