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Gabriel Celaya (segment)
Juan José Millás (segment)
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12 November 2004 (Spain) See more »
A multi-part feature on the governing body of Spain, the Popular Party under Jose María Aznar. Themes include the bombing of Iraq, immigration, U.S. fire in Baghdad, and the manipulation of the media. | Add synopsis »
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José María Aznar ... Himself (archive footage)
Pilar Bardem ... (segment "Catequesis")
Críspulo Cabezas ... (segment "Madrid, mon amour")
Savitri Ceballos ... Reciter
Secun de la Rosa ... Pasajero taxi (segment "Libre")

Marta Etura ... (segment "Por tu propio bien")
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Himself (segment "Epílogo") (voice)
Ramon Fontserè ... (segment "La mosca cojonera")
Carmelo Gómez ... (segment "Manipulación")
Juan Navarro ... (segment "La insoportable levedad del carrito de la compra")
Sergio Pazos ... (segment "Por tu propio bien")

Candela Peña ... Taxista (segment "Libre")
Gracia Querejeta ... (voice)
Silvia Rey ... Her

Luis Tosar ... (segment "Por tu propio bien")

David Trueba ... (voice)
Ángel Acebes ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Esperanza Aguirre ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
María Barranco ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ana Belén ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Txetxo Bengoetxea ... Himself (segment "La pelota vasca") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Carme Chacón ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jordi Dauder ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cristina de Borbón ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Elena de Borbón ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Juan Echanove ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Iñaki Gabilondo ... Himself (segment "La pelota vasca") (archive footage) (uncredited)
Felipe González ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Chus Gutiérrez ... (voice) (uncredited)
Cándido Méndez ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ana Palacio ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rosana Pastor ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mariano Rajoy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
King Felipe of Spain ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Federico Trillo ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Francisco Álvarez Cascos ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Álvaro del Amo (segment "La pesadilla")
Vicente Aranda (segment "Técnicas para un golpe de estado")
Mariano Barroso (segment "El pasado que te espera")
Bernardo Belzunegui (segment "Madrid, mon amour")
Antonio José Betancor (segment "La mosca cojonera")
Icíar Bollaín (segment "Por tu propio bien")
Juan Diego Botto (segment "Doble moral")
Daniel Cebrián (segment "Legalidad")
Isabel Coixet (segment "La insoportable levedad del carrito de la compra")
Fernando Colomo (segment "Mis treinta euros")
José Luis Cuerda (segment "Por el mar corre la liebre")
Ana Díez (segment "Madrid, mon amour")
Miguel Ángel Díez (segment "Arma de destrucción mediática")
El Gran Wyoming (segment "Muertos de segunda")
Diego Galán (segment "Epílogo")
Víctor García León (segment "Las Barranquillas")
Yolanda García Serrano (segment "Catequesis")
José Luis García Sánchez (segment "Español para extranjeros")
Chus Gutiérrez (segment "Adolescentes")
Manuel Gómez Pereira (segment "Yak-42")
Mireia Lluch (segment "Kontrastasun [Versos de Gabriel Celaya]")
Víctor Manuel (segment "El club de las mujeres muertas")
Julio Medem (segment "La pelota vasca")
Sigfrid Monleón (segment "Adopción")
Pedro Olea (segment "Se vende colegio")
Joaquín Oristrell (segment "Libre")
Pere Portabella (segment "El plan hidrológico")
Gracia Querejeta (segment "¿Dónde vivimos?")
José Ángel Rebolledo (segment "Soledad")
Manuel Rivas (segment "Mayday")
David Trueba (segment "Cerrar los ojos")
Alfonso Ungría (segment "Verja")
Imanol Uribe (segment "Manipulación")
Pere Joan Ventura (segment "Cena de capitanes")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gabriel Celaya  segment "Kontrastatun"
Juan José Millás  segment "Catequesis"

Cinematography by
Ángel Iguácel (co-cinematographer)
Film Editing by
Anastasi Rinos (segments "Libre" and "Cena de capitanes")
Costume Design by
Helena Sanchis  (as Helena Sanchís)
Production Management
Leire Aurrekoetxea .... unit production manager
Sound Department
David Rodríguez .... sound editor
Javier Albalá .... thanks

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11 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Spain's Reality, 8 March 2006
Author: marallu82 from germany

These films are general statements, not personal ones of the directors. You might call them reports. They show the reality 'behind the scenes' of a government that consisted of a political party, that was formed out of a vanishing dictatorship.

These short movies doesn't fight a government, these directors make a statement against Fascism showing the things the way they are, not like they are shown. Didn't the last days of the Government (trying to manipulate even international media, telling it was ETA already knowing that it was Al-Qaeda) showed clearly what kind of politics ruled for 8 years in Spain??? I like those movies because they are so realistic and maybe 'low budget'. But, isn't reality most of the time rather Low Budget? And although reality is sometimes boring fantasy will never be more exaggerated than reality. Look sharp and you'll find out.

Everyone who is interested in the actual situation in march 2004 in Spain and the way different directors show and comment on the government politics can take a look at these shorts and build up his own mind.

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