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David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers.

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David Carr
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Blanca
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Maite (as Iciar Bollain)
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Lawrence
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Juan Vidal (as Marc Martinez)
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Bernard Goujon (as Frederic Pierrot)
Andrés Aladren ...
Militia member (as Andres Aladren)
Sergi Calleja ...
Militia member
Raffaele Cantatore ...
Militia member
Pascal Demolon ...
Militia member
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Militia member
Josep Magem ...
Militia member
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Connor Coogan
Jürgen Müller ...
Militia member
Víctor Roca ...
Militia member (as Roca)
Emil Samper ...
Militia member (as Emili Samper)
Suzanne Maddock ...
Kim, David's granddaughter
Mandy Walsh ...
Dot, militia member
Miguel Cabrillana ...
Speaker at meeting
Angela Clarke ...
Kitty
Rafael Díaz ...
Barracks officer (as Rafael Diaz)
Felicio Pellicer ...
Nationalist officer
Ricard Arilla ...
Priest
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Salas
Pep Molina ...
Pepe
Enriqueta Ferré ...
Concierge (as Enriqueta Ferre)
Asunción Royo ...
Old woman
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Casado
Phil O'Brien ...
Ambulance man
Dave Seddon ...
Ambulance man
Xavier Amatller ...
Man on the train
Jaime Prats ...
Man on the train
Jose Luis Prats ...
Man on the train
Carles Vilarrasa ...
Man on the train
Fina Alcañiz ...
Townsperson (as Fina Alcaniz)
Claudio Domínguez ...
Townsperson (as Claudio Dominguez)
Ernesto Grau ...
Townsperson
Maria Folch ...
Townsperson
Maite Lucas ...
Townsperson
Sebastia Marmaña ...
Townsperson (as Sebastia Marmana)
Lola Olives ...
Townsperson
Ma Eugenia Palatsi ...
Townsperson
Pepa Palatsi ...
Townsperson
Miguel Quintana ...
Townsperson
Aniceto Rallo ...
Townsperson
Paco Rangel ...
Townsperson
Jose Antonio Ripolles ...
Townsperson
Consol Segura ...
Townsperson
Manolo Vicent ...
Townsperson
David Allen ...
Man on the roof
Manel Anoro ...
Man on the roof
Lali Cambra ...
Woman on the roof
Cristóbal Estudillo ...
Man on the roof (as Cristobal Estudillo)
Adoni González ...
Man on the roof (as Adoni Gonzalez)
José Luis González ...
Man on the roof (as Jose Luis Gondalez)
Marius Lou ...
Man on the roof
Pep Navarro ...
Woman on the roof
Antonio Pellicer ...
Man on the roof
Pepe Valenzuela ...
Man on the roof
Joan Pau Romaní ...
Woman In the cafe
Santi Celaya ...
Man In the cafe
Josep Galindo ...
Man In the cafe
Sergio García ...
Man In the cafe (as Sergio Garcia)
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Man In the cafe
Neus Agulló ...
Blanca's parent (as Neus Agullo)
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Blanca's parent (as Pep Cortes)
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Moreno-Fuentes ...
Milician (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ken Loach

Written by

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Jim Allen ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Marta Esteban ... associate producer
Ulrich Felsberg ... executive producer
Gerardo Herrero ... executive producer
Sally Hibbin ... executive producer
Rebecca O'Brien ... producer

Music by

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George Fenton

Cinematography by

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Barry Ackroyd ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jonathan Morris

Editorial Department

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Paul Clegg ... second assistant editor
Anthony Morris ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Wendy Ettinger
Susie Figgis
Richard Rousseau
Marta Valsecchi

Production Design by

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Martin Johnson

Costume Design by

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Ana Alvargonzález ... (as Ana Alvargonzalez)

Makeup Department

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Caitlin Acheson ... assistant makeup artist
Annie McEwan ... makeup artist (as Anne McEwan)
Jacqui Walsh ... assistant makeup artist (as Jackie Walsh)

Production Management

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Yousaf Bokhari ... production manager
Pati Rosales ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paco Calvo ... assistant director
Javier Chinchilla ... assistant director
Glenys Davies ... assistant director
Guillermo Escribano ... assistant director
Neil Grigson ... assistant director
Julian Hearne ... assistant director
Charlie Lázaro ... assistant director (as Charlie Lazaro)
David Martínez ... assistant director (as David Martinez)
Mick Ward ... assistant director

Art Department

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Mike Carney ... props
Fergus Clegg ... assistant designer
Laia Colet ... props
Paco Escofet ... props
Nick Goodall ... carpenter
Jim Hall ... props
Stephen Hargreaves ... construction manager
David Howell-Evans ... art department coordinator
Jacob Jové ... props (as Jacob Jove)
José Luis López ... props (as Jose Luis Lopez)
Xavier Millán ... prop master
Llorenç Miquel ... designer
Xavier Roch ... painter
Lidia Roure ... assistant set dresser
Francisco Sanchez ... carpenter
Bob Stagg ... stagehand
Mike Sutherland ... painter
Linda Wilson ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Ray Beckett ... sound recordist
Kevin Brazier ... dubbing editor
Paul Filby ... boom operator
Andrew Morris ... boom operator
David Old ... dubbing editor
Boris Zapata ... sound assistant
Clive Pendry ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Alan Sallabank ... foley mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Reyes Abades ... special effects supervisor
Pedro Moreno ... special effects technician
Félix Sepúlveda ... special effects technician (as Felix Sepulveda)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joan Benet ... second camera operator
Cosmo Campbell ... second camera operator
Javier Catalán ... electrician (as Javier Catalan)
Paul Chedlow ... still photographer
Marco Diglio ... electrician
Clive Freeth ... electrician
Jeremy Gee ... second camera operator
Matías Hederra ... electrician (as Matias Hederra)
Baz Irvine ... clapper loader
Paul Nash ... focus puller (as Paul Grech-Ellul)
Steve Pochetty ... electrician
Joe Porter ... rigger
Diego Quemada-Díez ... clapper loader (as Diego Quemada)
Eric Schwarz ... clapper loader
Dominic Seal ... gaffer
Laura Sigón ... clapper loader (as Laura Sigon)
Nigel Willoughby ... second camera operator
Paul Nash ... additional camera operator: main unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Juan Antonio Chavero Rodríguez ... wardrobe (as Juan Chavero)
Annie Crawford ... wardrobe
Daphne Dare ... costume designer: UK
Pablo Espinosa ... wardrobe
David Kipling ... wardrobe
Lena Mossum ... wardrobe
Ángeles del Saz ... wardrobe (as Angie de Saz)

Location Management

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Jeff Bowen ... location manager
Francesc Codina ... location manager

Music Department

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Paul Hulme ... music recordist
Adrian Thomas ... music pre-production

Script and Continuity Department

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Susanna Lenton ... script supervisor
Roger Smith ... script editor

Other crew

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Lisa Berger ... crowd coordinator
David Boardman ... advisor / researcher
Mary Brehony ... lawyer
Carles Bria ... production assistant
Núria Casanueva ... production assistant
Amanda Clarkson ... caterer
Ken Clarkson ... caterer (as Ken)
John Clucas ... production assistant
Andy Durgan ... advisor / researcher
Rafael Díaz ... advisor (as Rafael Diaz) / researcher (as Rafael Diaz)
Coronel Julio Ferrer ... advisor / researcher
Jesús García ... advisor (as Jesus Garcia) / researcher (as Jesus Garcia)
Xuso Gil García ... assistant crowd coordinator (as Xuso Gil Garcia)
Belén Goñi ... production accountant
Rafael Hostelería ... caterer (as Rafael Hosteleria)
Patrick Isherwood ... production accountant
Basilio Martín Patino ... director: Caudillo and La Guerra Civil Española, for archive films (as Basilio Martin Patino)
Damia Matthews ... production assistant
Elias Muratet ... lawyer
Daniele Pfennigs ... production contact
Albert Planes ... assistant production accountant
Nuri Preminger ... production coordinator
Joan Rocabert ... advisor / researcher
Kim Ryan ... crowd coordinator
Shellie Smith ... production coordinator
Iva Sopena ... production assistant
Sandra Sánchez ... assistant crowd coordinator (as Sandra Sanchez)
Tomás Urbán ... armorer (as Tomas Urban)
Jaume Vilalta ... production assistant
Tessa Wolpe ... production contact
Rafael Díaz ... military instructor (uncredited)
Jesús García ... military instructor (uncredited)
Victor Glynn ... studio executive (uncredited)
Anya Noakes ... publicist (uncredited)
Peter Watson ... title designer (uncredited)

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Víctor Alba ... special thanks
Carmen Baj ... special thanks (as Carmen Buj)
Enrique Casañas ... special thanks
Stafford Cottman ... special thanks
María Manontilles ... special thanks
María Carmen Marcobal ... special thanks (as Ma Carmen Marcobal)
Marisa Martín ... special thanks
Concha Pérez ... special thanks (as Concha Perez)
Pilar Santiago ... special thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Summer 1936, a young unemployed communist, David, leaves his hometown Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. He joins an international group of Militia-men and women, the POUM (Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista). After being wounded he goes to Barcelona, where he decides to join another group of fighters. They remain in Barcelona and end up fighting other anti-fascist groups. David is disappointed and decides to go back to his old band. Written by Walter de Rijk

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Taglines Fighting for your belief in another's war. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tierra y libertad (Spain)
  • Terra i llibertat (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Terra e libertà (Italy)
  • Земля и свобода (Russia)
  • Tierra y libertad (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 109 min
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Budget GBP2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Ken Loach, the debate in the village was the key scene in the film. He had local residents from the village play crowd members in that meeting. See more »
Goofs Actually the rucksacks are the same as British 1908 pattern, and were made from 1929 onwards by La Industria Lonera in Barcelona, Spain. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Caudillo (1977). See more »
Soundtracks A Las Barricades See more »
Crazy Credits Special thanks to the people of Mirambel and Morella. See more »
Quotes David: We elect the officers and everything. It's socialism in action - not like the army back home.
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