True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940's. ... See full summary »
Alberto lives with his parents and his brother Roberto, quite attractive, who tells him there are lots of girls. Alberto is a romantic guy, and doesn't find a girl for his own. He knew he ... See full summary »
Pedro goes out searching for a girl, but the night doesn't seem to be good. While he is talking with a friend, he sees Sara breaking up with a boy. He goes after her, and they end up ... See full summary »
Three years have passed and the boys seem to have matured. Javier is going to marry Marta and Pedro is very much in love with his new girlfriend Raquel. Rafa has also found happiness with ... See full summary »
Emilio Martínez Lázaro
Alberto San Juan
At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the ... See full summary »
True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940's. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed without even a trace of evidence of any wrong doing. Written by
Thirteen young women are sent to the firing squad early in the Franco regime, in retaliation for a political crime they were not involved in.
It is a very timely film to see in Spain now, in the middle of political arguments pro and con erasing most landmarks of the Franco regime and observing the legacy of the Loyalist government. Fortunately a right-wing, catholic character is introduced as a martyr of the fascist rule -so it will deplete the vicious arguments that COPE radio broadcast and the Catholic hierarchy launched against Pan's Labyrith last year. I am glad Zapatero's government purchased the rights to screen An Uncomfortable Truth in high schools nationwide. It should be wise if it considered to at least recommend Martínez-Lázaro's film. That would positively help to look back not in anger but in hope.
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