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When the professor and writer Lola Sánchez is assigned to write a column in the newspaper about the Spanish Civil War... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ariadna Gil ... Lola
Ramon Fontserè ... Rafael Sánchez Mazas
Joan Dalmau ... Miralles

María Botto ... Conchi

Diego Luna ... Gastón

Alberto Ferreiro ... Joven Miliciano
Luis Cuenca ... Padre Lola

Lluís Villanueva ... Miquel Aguirre (as Lluís X. Villanueva)

Julio Manrique ... Pere Figueras

Ivan Massagué ... Quim Figueras - 20 años

Bruno Bergonzini ... Daniel Angelats - 20 años
Joaquín Notario ... Capitán Collell
Merche Mar ... Luz

Éric Caravaca ... Camarero Dijon (as Eric Caravaca)

Vahina Giocante ... Asistente Social Dijon
Terry Broch ... Recepcionista Residencia Dijon
Ana Labordeta ... Empleada Residencia Gerona
Guillem Terribas ... Librero
Joserra Cadiñanos ... Carlos
Josep Maria Mestres ... Manel
Gabriel Latorre ... Preso Collell
Carles Romeu ... Preso Collell
Josep Mota ... Preso Collell
Francesc Feliú ... Preso Collell
Álvaro Roig ... Carcelero Uruguay
Josep Colomer ... Preso Autobús
Carmen Belloch ... Presa Autobús
Fernando Sansegundo ... Entrevistador
Mercè Mas ... Archivo El Punt
Cebrià Demiquels ... Hombre Moto
Suna Fernández ... Camarera Restaurante
Marta Reyero ... Locutora TV
Dolors Vidal ... Profesora Universidad
Sua Dalmau ... Profesora Universidad
Miquel Aguirre ... Encargado del Collell
Joaquim Camós ... Cazador
Jaume Corominas ... Cazador
José Orri ... Cazador (as José Orrí)
Pedro Orri ... Cazador (as Pedro Orrí)
Joaquim Figueras ... Himself
Daniel Angelats ... Himself
Jaume Figueras ... Himself
Chicho Sánchez Ferlosio ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francisco Franco ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
José Antonio Primo de Rivera ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
David Trueba 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Javier Cercas  novel
David Trueba 

Produced by
Andrés Vicente Gómez .... producer
Cristina Huete .... producer
Cinematography by
Javier Aguirresarobe 
Film Editing by
David Trueba 
Production Design by
Salvador Parra 
Set Decoration by
María Clara Notari  (as Clara Notari)
Gustavo Suñer 
Costume Design by
Lala Huete 
Makeup Department
Juan Cansado .... assistant hair stylist
Ana Cortés .... assistant hair stylist (as Ana María Cortés)
Pepito Juez .... makeup and hair
Pepa Navas .... assistant makeup artist
César Olivares .... assistant makeup artist
Gregorio Ros .... makeup and hair
María Ángeles Torres .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Jessica Huppert Berman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emma Bertrán .... second assistant director
Sergio Francisco .... first assistant director
Olga Navarro .... third assistant director
Falele Pascual .... second assistant director
Art Department
José Altit .... props
Alejandro Carrera .... art assistant
Aniol Casadevall .... art trainee
Patricia Cuevas .... props
David Faüchs .... art assistant (as Davdi Fauchs)
Carles Fontserè .... art
Daniel Fortià .... art assistant
Carlos Gil .... props
Héctor Gil .... props
Serafín González .... props
Francisco Gámez .... props
Mani Martínez .... props (as Mariano Martinez)
Natalia Montes .... graphic design
Bernat Puig .... property master
Sergio Rozas .... graphic design
José M. Serrano .... property master (as José Mariano Serrano)
Alfonso Sánchez .... art assistant
David Sánchez .... art assistant
Fernando Valdés .... art assistant
Sound Department
Álvaro Aguirre .... boom operator
José Antonio Bermúdez .... sound mixer
Manuel Corrales .... foley artist
Dani Fontrodona .... sound recordist
Antonio García .... sound recordist
Diego Garrido .... assistant sound mixer
Raúl Lasvignes .... sound editor
Iván Mayoral .... adr recordist
Jorge Ruiz .... sound
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Special Effects by
José Antonio Cordón .... special effects technician
Pedro Moreno .... special effects technician
Isidro Ruano .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Juanjo Carretero .... scanning and recording
Segundo Casero .... artist: 3d
Benito Cuesta .... artist: 3d
Iñaki Gil .... digital effects artist
Noelia Gorrón .... digital effects producer
Javier Martínez Calvo .... digital graphics (as Javier Mtnez. Calvo)
Gonzalo Moure .... digital compositor
Alfonso Nieto .... digital effects supervisor
Marcos Onaindia .... digital compositor
Susana Pariente .... digital effects producer
Álvaro Rodríguez .... digital effects producer
Emilio Ruiz del Río .... modeler (as Emilio Ruiz)
Silvia Torralba .... digital effects producer
Enrique Benito .... stunts
Julia Bonilla .... stunts (as Julia María Bonilla)
José Julián Cancela .... stunts
Ignacio Carreño .... stunt coordinator
Eduardo Fedriani .... stunts
Diego Herberg .... stunts
Eduardo Moratilla .... stunts
Juan José Rodríguez .... stunts (as Juan J. Rodríguez)
Fernando Santamaría .... stunts
César Solar .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David Airob .... still photographer
Robert Bellsolà .... making-of
Fernando Beltrán .... gaffer
Carlos García .... electrician
Mischa Lluch .... second assistant camera
Guillermo Rodríguez .... still photographer
Alberto Sánchez Beltrán .... electrician
Javier Trueba .... second assistant camera
Daniel Vilar .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Jordi Fuentes .... extras casting
Blanca Rull .... extras casting
Romualdo Soler .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Asun Arretxe .... costume assistant
Sua Dalmau .... costume trainee
Roberto González .... costumer
Lena Mossum .... assistant costume designer
Maribel Pérez .... additional costumer
Editorial Department
Ximo Michavila .... digital film colorist (as Ximo Michavilla)
Jonás Rodríguez .... assistant editor
Location Management
Tato Perdiguero .... location manager: Madrid
Music Department
Amalia Rodríguez .... musician: viola solos
Other crew
Catalina Cabrera .... script supervisor (as Cata Cabrera)
Pere Capell .... production staff
Dolores Devesa .... researcher
Pepa Flores .... production staff
José Luis Garrido .... computers
Jesús de la Llave .... production trainee
Pedro Lorite .... administrator
Sonia Lázaro .... marketing
Anna Parés .... production staff
Vivien Quetglas .... production staff
María Rubio .... production staff
Chus San Pascual .... production assistant
Félix Sepúlveda .... weapons
Eva Sklar .... press
Xavier Souto .... production staff (as Xavier López Souto)
Clara Sueiro .... production secretary
Roger Vilanova .... production trainee
Carlos Carcas .... thanks
Beatriz de Moura .... thanks
Anne Deluz .... thanks
Empar Ferrer .... thanks
Josep Maria Fonalleras .... thanks
Antonio García de Diego .... thanks
Vicente Gil .... thanks (as Vic Gil)
Saskia Giró .... thanks
Ana Huete .... thanks
Manuel Huete .... thanks (as Manolo Huete)
Bárbara de Lemus .... thanks
Javier Limón .... thanks
Marta Marco .... thanks
Joaquim Nadal .... thanks
Carlos Sentís .... thanks
Francesc Ten .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Soldados de Salamina" - Spain (original title)
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119 min | Canada:118 min (Festivalissimo Montreal)
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Searching the Civil War in Spain and Finding the Heart, 15 October 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When the professor and writer Lola Sánchez (Ariadna Gil) is assigned to write a column in the newspaper about the Spanish Civil War, she researches and finds for the first time about the shooting of Rafael Sánchez Mazas (Ramon Fontserè). Lola has lost her passion for writing, and she becomes intrigued about Rafael, who was a writer and journalist that returned to Spain from the Italy of Mussolini and founded the fascist party Spanish Falange, becoming adviser of the leader Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera. When the lefts won the election in 1936, the Falange became illegal, and later there was a military coup d'stat. Rafael miraculously escaped from the shooting and was spared by an unknown soldier. Lola decides to write a book about the historic event and to disclose the identity of the unknown soldier. But her acquaintance Conchi (María Botto) advises that her work is affected by her lack of passion. When Lola reads a work of a student about the heroic former soldier Miralles (Joan Dalmau), Lola becomes obsessed to find him and see of he is connected to the event.

"Soldados de Salamina" is a great movie that discloses parts of the dark period of the Civil War in Spain in an excellent screenplay, with two parallel stories, one fictional in the present days and the other true in 1939. Like the lead character, I just know very few things about this bloody war and I had never read anything about Rafael Sánchez Mazas, therefore I had the chance to learn a little about the history of this nation. I believe that the last movie I saw of Ariadna Gil was "Los Peores Años de Nuestra Vida", and I am glad to see this gorgeous actress in another excellent performance. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Soldados de Salamina" ("Soldiers of Salamina")

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