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Salvador (Puig Antich) (2006)

A profile of anarchist and bank-robber Salvador Puig Antich, whose 1974 execution under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco ushered in a period of unrest that helped Spain transition to democracy.

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Manuel Huerga
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Brühl ... Salvador Puig Antich
Tristán Ulloa ... Oriol Arau
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Jesús
Joel Joan ... Oriol
Celso Bugallo ... Pare Salvador
Mercedes Sampietro ... Mare Salvador
Olalla Escribano Olalla Escribano ... Imma
Carlota Olcina Carlota Olcina ... Carme
Bea Segura Bea Segura ... Montse
Andrea Ros ... Merçona
Jacob Torres ... Petit
Pablo Derqui ... Jordi
Oriol Vila ... Ignasi
Simon Bellouard Simon Bellouard ... Sebas
William Miller ... Cri-Cri
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A profile of anarchist and bank-robber Salvador Puig Antich, whose 1974 execution under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco ushered in a period of unrest that helped Spain transition to democracy.

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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

Catalan | Spanish | French

Release Date:

15 September 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Salvador See more »

Filming Locations:

Andorra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Future Films, Mediapro See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Manuel Huerga chose Daniel Brühl, whose mother is Spanish, to play Salvador because he didn't want to tell a Spanish story, but a universal drama. This was the first time Brühl filmed in Barcelona, his place of birth. See more »

Quotes

Jesús: They've assassinated Carrero Blanco.
Salvador Puig Antich: That bomb killed me as well.
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Connections

Edited from Ogro (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Canta y sé feliz
Written by Peret (as Pedro Pubill Calaf)
Performed by Peret
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Immensely strong
2 April 2007 | by LazySodSee all my reviews

In 1974 the young anarchistic bank-robber Salvador Puig Antich is executed after spending some time in jail. His death starts a period of unrest in Spain, at that time still ruled by the dictator Franco. That unrest is the beginning of democracy in Spain.

This film plays the last months in the life of Salvador. It gives a short insight into his life, his why and what and the choices he makes. It then rolls on to his time in jail and all that follows.

Biographic pictures like this one stand or fall with the capability of the actors to play their real life counterparts convincingly. This film stands. It does a very good job at dramatizing the actual events and left me with a giant lump in my throat.

9 out of 10 accidental heroes.


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