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The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone (2003)

La pelota vasca. La piel contra la piedra (original title)
Documentary about the Basque nationalist movement in Spain.

Director:

Julio Medem

Writer:

Julio Medem
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Cast

Credited cast:
Xabier Arzalluz Xabier Arzalluz ... Himself
Bernardo Atxaga Bernardo Atxaga ... Himself
Txiki Benegas Txiki Benegas ... Himself
Txetxo Bengoetxea Txetxo Bengoetxea ... Himself
Julen de Madariaga Julen de Madariaga ... Himself
Odón Elorza Odón Elorza ... Himself
Iñaki Gabilondo Iñaki Gabilondo ... Himself
Carlos Garaikoetxea Carlos Garaikoetxea ... Himself
Anika Gil Anika Gil ... Herself
Felipe González Felipe González ... Himself
Carmelo Gómez ... Antonio (archive footage)
Juan José Ibarretxe Juan José Ibarretxe ... Himself
Fermín Muguruza Fermín Muguruza ... Himself
Gemma Nierga Gemma Nierga ... Herself (archive footage)
Arnaldo Otegi Arnaldo Otegi ... Himself
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Documentary about the Basque nationalist movement in Spain.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Basque | English | French

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,569,730
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Production Co:

Alicia Produce See more »
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Runtime:

(extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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An interesting documentary about the controversial problem in the Basque country
23 December 2003 | by parasrrppSee all my reviews

I went to see the film having read the critics, which stated that this movie could only be seen by pro-nationalists, hoping to get out of the cinema in the middle of projection. How wrong was I!!! Even though the movie is not completely objective, and it compares victims of terrorism to the families of the terrorists, there are very intelligent opinions made by very intelligent thinkers, politicians and journalists who are affected directly by the basque problem. There are also interesting comments made by those who are in favor of the basque autodetermination, including those who "support" terrorism. Medem has made a film where everybody has voice to criticise and to praise everything they want involved in this political and social problem, being partial in editing, therefore making people say things out of context. Content apart, the movie has beautiful images of basque shores and mountains and includes some images from other movies too. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is concerned with the basque problem and/or with Spain.


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