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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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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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French | English

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20 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Mono
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A forgotten movie and score
26 June 2005 | by peter-de-rijckerSee all my reviews

All the comments reflect my own experience and feelings. Frédéric Rossif is a cineast who touches both heart and mind by his documentary work, as well as Ken Loach does in his social-political statements. More than the latter's "Land of Freedom" in color, the black-and-white of Mourir à Madrid reveals as much Spain's tragic sufferings of civil war as it pictures an archaic rural world now almost vanished.

The film score by Jarre, which I taped from the movie once shown on TV, is magnificent: it's Spanish guitar themes are still as beautiful and haunting as the ones of "Jeux Interdits". And yes, it's deplorable indeed that it hasn't already been re-edited and remastered on DVD; it can't be that difficult to bring it out and distribute it, seen the rubbish that does nowadays... An idea for Criterion?


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