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Caudillo (1977)

First montage work about Francisco Franco, absolute leader of the dictatorship in Spain, between 1939 and 1975. From secrecy, Patino and his team gather images and sounds that time.

Director:

Basilio Martín Patino (as Basilio M. Patino)

Writers:

Rafael Alberti (poems), Luis Fernández Ardavín (poems) (as Luis Fernandez Ardavin) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
José Antonio Aguirre José Antonio Aguirre ... Himself (archive footage) (as Jose Antonio Aguirre)
Manuel Azaña Manuel Azaña ... Himself (archive footage)
Lluís Companys Lluís Companys ... Himself (archive footage)
Raimundo Fernández-Cuesta Raimundo Fernández-Cuesta ... Himself (archive footage) (as Raimundo Fernandez Cuesta)
María del Carmen Franco y Polo María del Carmen Franco y Polo ... Herself (archive footage)
Francisco Franco ... Himself (archive footage)
Juan García Oliver Juan García Oliver ... Himself (archive footage) (as Garcia Oliver)
Dolores Ibárruri Dolores Ibárruri ... Herself (archive footage) (as Dolores Ibarruri)
V.I. Lenin ... Himself (archive footage)
Diego Martínez Barrio Diego Martínez Barrio ... Himself (archive footage) (as Martinez Barrio)
José Miaja José Miaja ... Himself (archive footage) (as General Miaja)
Federica Montseny Federica Montseny ... Herself (archive footage)
Carmen Polo Carmen Polo ... Herself (archive footage)
José Antonio Primo de Rivera José Antonio Primo de Rivera ... Himself (archive footage)
Miguel Primo de Rivera Miguel Primo de Rivera ... Himself (archive footage)
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Imaginative montage work in the form of a collage about the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco made in the strictest secrecy. With this aim, the filmmaker and his team began a search of archival images and sounds that recreate, in chronological order, the proclamation of the second republic, the military coup and the Spanish civil war. Written by jsanchez

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Catalan

Release Date:

14 October 1977 (Spain) See more »

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Retasa See more »
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Els segadors
Written by Francesc Alió
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Documentary on the Spanish Civil War
24 April 2003 | by thesxeskinsSee all my reviews

This is a documentary on Francisco Franco and the Spanish Civil War. It's not like a typical documentary in which the documentary shows scenes and footages as well as people commenting but rather a sort of a film with poor editing with waves of boastaring of the "great and glorious leader who saved Spain". It's unique in the sense that it shows lots of great footage of the war and the movements surrounding the war. Although there is a constant glorification of the dictator Francisco Franco, it does a good job of showing the side of the opposition without demonizing them. The film shows amazing footage with songs of the day as the sound track as well as speeches of the old leaders. Think "Triumph of the Will" with a little less quality and a lot less propaganda.


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