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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
Good movie, good actors... you'll enjoy it, 4 December 2008
8/10

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.

C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
6 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
Simple, funny... marvellous, 8 August 2006
8/10

Well, I'm not very good expresing myself in English. I would prefer to write it in Spanish or Basque, but I'll try to do as well as I can.

I've just seen this film and I think that is marvellous. I used to love french films, but the Franco-Canadian films are very great too (see if you can Leolo).

The director and the play writer has madden a fantastic work converging reality and fantasy at once. I mean, sometimes in the film we can see fantastic elemments but paradoxically these elemments don't take away eloquence and realism to the film.

The director also has used the comedy to tell us the story, and that's really thankful for the audience. We make fun as the same time we become sad. Make a good comedy is more difficult than producing a tear-jerked drama.

Please, just go to your closest cinema (theatre) and see it. If you ca in Original version with subtitles ( I haven't got that luck, the 99% of the films in Spain are dubbed. I've to wait for the DVD to enjoy the film in french)

PS. I'm sorry because of my English.