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Seven Days in January (1979)

7 días de enero (original title)
After the death of Franco, the nostalgic fascist regime attempts to preserve the 1936's order.


Juan Antonio Bardem (as J.A. Bardem)


Juan Antonio Bardem (as J.A. Bardem), Gregorio Morán
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Credited cast:
Manuel Ángel Egea Manuel Ángel Egea ... Luis María Hernando de Cabral (as Manuel Angel Egea)
Fernando Sánchez Polack ... Sebastián Cifuentes (as Fernando S. Polack)
Madeleine Robinson ... Adelaïda
Jacques François ... Don Thomas
Virginia Mataix ... Pilar
José Manuel Cervino ... Antonio
Manuel de Benito Manuel de Benito ... Andrés
Alberto Alonso Alberto Alonso ... Cisko Kid
Joaquín Navarro Joaquín Navarro ... Actor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Bódalo Miguel Bódalo ... Guardía yep 1
Lázaro Cerezo Lázaro Cerezo ... Guardia 2 jepp 1
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After the death of Franco, the nostalgic fascist regime attempts to preserve the 1936's order.

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Dangeorus days...
9 May 2006 | by rainking_esSee all my reviews

This is that sort of movies that you shouldn't watch if you don't have some knowledge about the time and the facts story is about (dictator Franco have just died and everyone was so nervous). Those were strange and dangerous days, there's no doubt about it. A group of left-winged lawyers were killed in cold blood for some of those fascists who wanted Spain to remain under the dominion of the rich, the Army, and the Catholic church. It's quite a good document that perfectly shows the way the people of both sides acted and thought.

As for the cinematographic significance, Juan A. Bardem filmed some good films ("Muerte de un ciclista"), but "Siete días de Enero" wasn't that remarkable. Some of the characters look like caricatures (specially the fascist ones), and there were some non-professional actors, what's always a bad idea.

Well, as I said before this is more like a historical document...

*My rate: 6/10

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14 November 1979 (France) See more »

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