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To Die in Madrid (1963)

Mourir à Madrid (original title)
To Die in Madrid (French: Mourir à Madrid) is a 1963 French documentary film about the Spanish Civil War, directed by Frédéric Rossif. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Suzanne Flon ... Récitante / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Germaine Montero Germaine Montero ... Récitante / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Pierre Vaneck Pierre Vaneck ... Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Roger Mollien Roger Mollien ... Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Jean Vilar Jean Vilar ... Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
John Gielgud ... Narrator (English version) (voice)
Irene Worth ... Co-Narrator (English version) (voice)
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To Die in Madrid (French: Mourir à Madrid) is a 1963 French documentary film about the Spanish Civil War, directed by Frédéric Rossif. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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France

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French | English

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20 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Ancinex See more »
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Mono
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Edited into ¿Por qué morir en Madrid? (1966) See more »

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Great Documentary
24 March 2006 | by cafecon1See all my reviews

To Die in Madrid,follows a documentary filmed in 1938, released in 1939 The Spanish Earth. Both documentaries chronicle the Spanish Civil War. From Andre Segovia's guitar in the background,to the voices of Irene Worth and Sir John Guilguld, it's wonderful. To Die in Madrid is a testament to the first anti-fascists as the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade refer to each other. I recommend both documentaries to any one that is interested in the roots of WWII. I am also looking for a copy of To Die in Madrid in VHS format if anyone knows where i could purchase, please contact me through the above e-mail address. Thank you.


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