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El caso Almería (1984)

When a Spanish judge has the courage to look into a political murder...

Director:

Pedro Costa (as Pedro Costa Musté)

Writers:

Nereida Bonmatí (story) (as Nereida B. Arnau), Pedro Costa (story) (as Pedro Costa Musté) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Agustín González ... Mario Aguilar
Fernando Guillén ... Tte. Coronel González Alarcón
Muntsa Alcañiz ... Ana
Manuel Alexandre ... Enrique (as Manolo Alexandre)
Antonio Banderas ... Juan Luque
Iñaki Miramón Iñaki Miramón ... Luis Trueba
Juan Echanove ... Luis Renedo
Raúl Fraire ... Padre de Juan
Margarita Calahorra Margarita Calahorra ... Madre Luque
Diana Peñalver ... Mª Carmen Luque
Pablo Rodriguez Pablo Rodriguez ... Paquito Luque
José Luis Aguirre José Luis Aguirre ... Faustino Renedo
Pedro Díez del Corral ... Tte. Luis Méndez (as Pedro Díaz del Corral)
Luis Marín ... Guardia Jordán
Antonio Medina Antonio Medina ... Diestro
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Storyline

El Caso Almería (The Almería File) is about the investigation of a Spanish judge on the assassination by the Guardia Civil of three young people, wrongly suspected of being ETA terrorists. In his search for the truth, the judge will face all types of obstacles and even threats on his own life for daring investigate the very secret and dangerous world of the Spanish military, at a time when Spain is just coming out of 40 years of authoritarian rule. Written by Margaux

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 January 1984 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Fall Almeria See more »

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Multivideo See more »
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For history's sake
31 August 2000 | by MargauxSee all my reviews

The value of El Caso Almería does not lie in its story-telling qualities. Far from it. Strictly from a "cinematographic" perspective, the story is boringly told, the acting is lousy and so is the direction.

The TRUE value of this film however is WHAT it dares tell and make public: the murder of three young people by the Spanish Military because they were suspected of being ETA terrorists, and how one judge tried to investigate the case. The film is all the more daring when one thinks that the film director was himself threatened while directing it, and found it extremely difficult to release it (I personally saw it many many years later in Belgium!). This clearly shows that the country still has difficulties confronting its infamous past and that alone is argument enough to see and diffuse this film as widely as possible. So that it may never happen again.


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