This heavy political film about a page in the Andalucia of the be first three decades of the 20th Century prior to the Spanish Civil War, is charged with facts and figures that are difficult to follow for the casual viewer not from Spain. Even as a Spaniard, the story of those turbulent years in which the well intended group which Blas Infante was leading, would be hard to follow today. Andalucia is given credit in the film for its generous support for having this movie produced.
Unfortunately, Antonio Gonzalez, and his collaborator, and screen writer, Antonio Onetti, made this film for local consumption, we suspect. In fact, sometimes, well intentioned Spanish films expect people in other countries to understand a local page of its history, but since it's an obscure incident, we feel lost in trying to grasp the story.
The best thing in the movie is the performance of Daniel Freire, who portrays Blas Infante, a man with the singular passion that thought about an agrarian reform where the poor people of Andalucia would have benefited, had it gone into effect. Of course, since Blas came from a well to do family, it was hard to imagine someone in his shoes rooting for the poor and the destitute of that poor land.
Juan Diego, Marisol Membrillo, and Maria Galiana, are seen in minor roles.
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