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A young priest arrives in his first assignment to a small parish serving a working-class village in the north of Spain in 1936. He is a witness of the military uprising that precipitates ... See full summary »

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Miguel
Bárbara Goenaga ...
Margari
Gorka Aguinagalde ...
Hugo
Guillermo Toledo ...
Antonino
Mikel Tello ...
Capitán de Falange
Maribel Salas ...
Resu
Erik Probanza ...
Falangista joven
Magdalena Aizpurua ...
Antxoni
Iñake Irastorza ...
Sacristana
Klara Badiola ...
Clara
Susana Abaitua ...
Arantxa (as Susana Gómez)
Mikel Aingeru Arrastia ...
Falangista joven (archive footage)
Loquillo ...
Jefe de Falange
Jabier Muguruza
Fernando Ruiz ...
Acordeonista
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A young priest arrives in his first assignment to a small parish serving a working-class village in the north of Spain in 1936. He is a witness of the military uprising that precipitates the Spanish Civil War and, moved by his faith, he stands up to defend his people. From the beginning of the war, the village where the young protagonist arrives remains within the area of the Francoist military insubordinates. It soon becomes a top target of repression for being considered as a "red village". Based on a real story, the film portrays how the young priest commits himself to stand by his parishioners and how he denounces from the pulpit and before the Catholic Hierarchy the atrocities being committed on behalf of the Gospel (written of as a Holy Crusade) to the extent that he will risk his own life in the name of Christ. The loneliness haunting him brings Miguel close to Margari, a young schoolteacher, whose husband was killed by the fascists. Margari becomes the only shelter in the path... Written by Helena Taberna

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Good movie, good actors... you'll enjoy it
4 December 2008 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

If you think this is another film about the Spanish Civil War, you are right, anyway you should give a chance, because "La Buena Nueva" is a very good film that captures the reality of the awful situation of the Spanish war in the north of Navarra.

If you aren't from Spain you should know that the Civil War wasn't exactly the same in each autonomous regions.In this case the action takes place in the north of Navarra, bordering the Basque Country. The speak basque and Spanish, and many of the population are "carlistas" (they are very believers (catholics) and want to see Spain as a monarchy, because before the Civil War Spain is a republic and the monarchy is exiled.

Taberna show us that hard situation with real skill: the clergy supporting Franco (the dictator) and going to the battle with the "falangistas" and the "carlistas".

A very good film.


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