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Murió hace quince años (1954)

Diego is taken as a child to Russia to avoid the Spanish Civil War. He will be instructed to spread communism becoming a political agitator. His next mission is returning to Spain and concerns his own father. His inner conflicts arise.

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Rafael Gil

Writers:

José Antonio Giménez-Arnau (play) (as José Antonio Giménez Arnau), Vicente Escrivá (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Rafael Rivelles ... Coronel Acuña
Francisco Rabal ... Diego
Lyla Rocco Lyla Rocco ... Mónica
Gérard Tichy ... Germán Goeritz
Carmen Rodríguez Carmen Rodríguez ... Cándida
Ricardo Calvo ... Daniel
Fernando Sancho ... Joaquín Campos
Félix de Pomés ... Jefe de policía
Antonio Prieto ... Ramón Iranzo
José Manuel Martín José Manuel Martín ... Muñoz (as J. Manuel Martín Pérez)
Porfiria Sanchíz Porfiria Sanchíz ... Profesora
Carlos Acevedo Carlos Acevedo ... Diego, de niño
María Dolores Pradera ... Cantante (as Mª. Dolores Pradera)
Maria Piazzai ... Irene

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Diego is taken as a child to Russia to avoid the Spanish Civil War. He will be instructed to spread communism becoming a political agitator. His next mission is returning to Spain and concerns his own father. His inner conflicts arise.

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Song performed by María Dolores Pradera
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Anti-communist film set in the ¨Cold war¨ with good acting and acceptable direction by Rafael Gil
12 January 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Bilbao 1937 , 5000 Spanish little boys go out from Spain to Russia . This is the story of one of them . The group of kiddies aboard a boat , there Diego rebels against Germán Goeritz (Gérard Tichy) who takes him a cross-necklace and a photograph . In Russia Diego is educated in communist doctrines , Marx theories , proletarian dictatorship , anti-family life and the ¨hammer and sickle¨ ideology . He will be instructed to spread communism becoming a political agitator . In Turin , he demonstrates his revolutionary skills as a violent striker . His next mission is returning to Spain , being assigned by Germán Goeritz to spy his own father , an important deputy , a Francoist Colonel and chief of anti-communist repression forces . A bit later on , Diego (Francisco Rabal) arrives in Spain where meets his father (Rafael Rivelles) , cousin Mónica (Lyla Rocco) and the old maid (Carmen Rodríguez) . Then , conflicts arise when Diego has to choose sides .

This interesting flick deals with Diego who is taken as a child to Russia to avoid the Spanish Civil War , one time grown-up , at 25-year-old he begins a career as a spy and as a political agitator . The story concerns about thought-provoking issues , such as : denunciation , treason , and inner conflicts of the main starring . At the end takes place an atmospheric shooting filmed in ¨Noir film¨ style , including some deaths . Here stands out the peculiar plot , set in the ¨Cold War¨, an alright filmmaking and excellent interpretations from Rafael Rivelles and Francisco Rabal . In addition , a very good support cast , such as : Fernando Sancho , Félix de Pomés , Gerard Tichy , José Manuel Martín , Maria Piazzai , and it appears Maria Dolores Pradera -in a brief intervention- singing a catching song . During the fifties the great producer Vicente Escrivá writes and produces several films for filmmaker Rafael Gil that got big successes , these are the followings : ¨La Señora De Fatima¨, ¨Madrid Al Cielo¨ , ¨Guerra De Dios¨, ¨Beso De Judas¨ , ¨El Canto Del Gallo¨ , ¨La Gran Mentira¨ , and the best : ¨Murió Hace quince años¨ (1954) . It packs an expressionist cinematography , plenty of lights and shades by the great cameraman Alfredo Fraile . Including evocative sets from Bilbao , Barcelona , Madrid and El Escorial by Enrique Alarcón . And an original as well as thrilling musical score by the classic composer Cristóbal Halffter .

The motion picture was professionally produced Aspa Films-Vicente Escrivá and Suevia Films-Cesáreo González that along with Cifesa were the most known production companies during the Francoist period and often financed these false but breathtaking historical spectacles . The yarn was well directed by veteran Rafael Gil , though has some flaws and gaps . Being filmed in usual style of the fifties and in stylistic scholarship , without leaving a trace the historical-provoking issues , in terms of dramatic and narrative excitement . Rafael was one of the best filmmakers from Spanish cinema , directing several classic movies such as : ¨Don Quijote De La Mancha¨ , ¨El Clavo¨ , ¨La Fe¨ , ¨La Señora De Fatima¨, ¨La Reina Santa¨ , ¨La Guerra De Dios¨ , ¨El Beso De Judas¨ , among others . And of course , this ¨Murio Hace 15 Años¨ that resulted to be one of the his best films . Rating : 6.5/10 , well worth watching . The picture will appeal to Francisco Rabal fans .


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 December 1956 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Beta 7 servizio politico See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord)

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1.37 : 1
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