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Broken Silence (2001)
"Silencio roto" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  27 April 2001 (Spain)
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Winter, 1944. Lucía at 21 returns to her small village in the mountains. She again meets Manuel, a young iron-smith who helps "those in the mountain", the "maquis", the anti-Franco ... See full summary »

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Lucía
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Manuel
Mercedes Sampietro ...
Teresa
Álvaro de Luna ...
Don Hilario
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Lola
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Sebas
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Sole
Joseba Apaolaza ...
Teniente
Pepo Oliva ...
Cosme
Jordi Bosch ...
Sargento
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Antonio
Alicia Sánchez ...
Rosario
Helio Pedregal ...
Matías
Ander Erburù ...
Juan-8 years
Andoni Erburu ...
Juan
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Winter, 1944. Lucía at 21 returns to her small village in the mountains. She again meets Manuel, a young iron-smith who helps "those in the mountain", the "maquis", the anti-Franco resistance. Lucía is attracted to Manual, because of his smile and the bravery of those men who continue fighting for their ideas, even at the cost of their own lives. When Manuel is pursued (by Franco's Civil Guard) he flees to the mountain and Lucía discovers the reality of political repression, the silence, the horror and fear. Written by Anonymous - Translation of above

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Breaking the silence...
29 December 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Montxo Armendariz film about an episode of the Spanish history is interesting, but at the same time it is very confusing, as proven by the samples heard after the projection at the recent film cycle at the Walter Reade theater in New York.

Most of us in the audience obviously knew about some of the history that is shown in the film, but not enough as the first person, Ossanser, from Valencia, Spain who wrote the first commentary on the opening page . That is why at times we are lost in trying to think how was it possible to see the rebels fighting when both the Civil War and World War II were over.

The film was interesting to watch, but there are a lot of loose ends that are not resolved, as far as we are concerned.

Loved the women in this film the best. Lucia Jimenez, Mercedes Sanpietro and Maria Botto were very restrained. It's about the best quality I find with Mr. Armendariz's films, in contrast with some other Spanish directors, he's the captain of the ship and nothing seems to be out of place, contrary to other 'geniuses' from Spain who sometimes let the cast get away with murder.

One can only wish the best to this director in future films.


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