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Yoyes (2000)

A former terrorist living in exile endangers her life when she returns to Spain with her family.

Director:

Helena Taberna

Writers:

Patxi Amezcua (collaborator), Andrés Martorell | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Torrent ... Yoyes
Ernesto Alterio ... Joxean
Florence Pernel ... Hélène
Ramón Langa Ramón Langa ... Koldo
Iñaki Aierra ... Argi
Ruth Núñez Ruth Núñez ... Bego
Martxelo Rubio ... Kizkur
Gonzalo Gonzalo Gonzalo Gonzalo ... Zaldu
Asier Hernández Asier Hernández ... Kaska
Aitzpea Goenaga Aitzpea Goenaga ... Chica Kaska
Mikel Albisu Mikel Albisu ... Padre Yoyes
Pilar Rodríguez Pilar Rodríguez ... Madre de Yoyes
Juanma Rodríguez Juanma Rodríguez ... Aitor
Anartz Zuazua ... Manu
Josean Bengoetxea Josean Bengoetxea ... Motorista 1
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Necessary and instructive...
20 February 2006 | by rainking_esSee all my reviews

This is the story of Dolores González (aka "Yoyes"), a woman who made it to the directive committee of ETA (the terrorist-separatist from Basque Country, Spain) in a time where the activities of the band might be justified in some way (the last years of Franco's dictatorship). Once the band began to murder civilians she decided to leave, she exiled in Mexico and after 12 years she came back to Spain to live and ordinary life. ETA shot her in the head in front of her little daughter: they considered that she was a traitor.

I think that a figure such as Yoyes' would have deserved to be filmed by a more expert director, because the débutant Helena Tabernas makes some narrative mistakes, the movie is certainly confusing and slow, some sequences are just pointless, and one or two of the actors weren't up to the job.

The movie went rather unnoticed at the time it was released. It wasn't a good idea to make a movie about a member of ETA when the PP (Popular Party) was governing the country (they were totally against the Basque separatism and, of course, against ETA). Anyway, I think it's a necessary movie that should be watched by anyone. Everything is not just black or white... you know what I mean.

*My rate: 6/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

ヨイエス See more »

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MACT Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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