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A young priest arrives in his first assignment to a small parish serving a working-class village in the north of Spain in 1936. He is a witness of the military uprising that precipitates the... See more »

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Miguel
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Margari
Gorka Aguinagalde ...
Hugo
Guillermo Toledo ...
Antonino
Mikel Tello ...
Capitán de Falange
Maribel Salas ...
Resu
Erik Probanza ...
Falangista joven
Magdalena Aizpurua ...
Antxoni
Iñake Irastorza ...
Sacristana
Klara Badiola ...
Clara
Susana Abaitua ...
Arantxa (as Susana Gómez)
Mikel Aingeru Arrastia ...
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Jefe de Falange
Jabier Muguruza ...
Faustino Goñi
Fernando Ruiz ...
Acordeonista
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Capellán
Kandido Uranga ...
Lucio
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Obispo
Álex Larumbe ...
Falangista 3 (as Álex Domínguez)
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Peasant

Directed by

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Helena Taberna

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Andrés Martorell ... (written by)
 
Helena Taberna ... (writer)

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Iker Ganuza ... executive producer
Cristina Zumárraga ... co-executive producer

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Ángel Illarramendi

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Gonzalo F. Berridi

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Nino Martínez Sosa

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Pedro C. Lozano ... post-production coordinator

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Peio Villalba

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Josune Lasa

Makeup Department

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Eva Alfonso ... makeup artist
Itziar Arrieta ... hair stylist
Sebastien Deffontaines ... hair stylist (as Sebastián Deffontaines)

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Javier Arsuaga ... production manager

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Iñaki Beraza ... first assistant director
Bruno Velasco ... third assistant director

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Imanol Echeverría ... property master

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Pablo Bueno ... sound
Álex F. Capilla ... foley artist
Urko Garai ... boom operator
Pelayo Gutiérrez ... sound editor
César Molina ... assistant sound editor
Nacho Royo-Villanova ... sound mixer
Ricardo Viñas ... dolby sound consultant

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Antonio Higueruelo ... stunt coordinator

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Manex Arregui ... electrician
Jon Barco ... b camera first assistant
Raúl Campos ... electrician
Sonia Eguren ... second assistant camera
Josu Sanchez ... electrician

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Diana Nava ... casting coordinator

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María Checa ... trainee

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Asier Andueza ... script supervisor
Carlos Catalán ... historical advisor

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Plot Summary

A young priest arrives in his first assignment to a small parish serving a working-class village in the north of Spain in 1936. He is a witness of the military uprising that precipitates the Spanish Civil War and, moved by his faith, he stands up to defend his people. From the beginning of the war, the village where the young protagonist arrives remains within the area of the Francoist military insubordinates. It soon becomes a top target of repression for being considered as a "red village". Based on a real story, the film portrays how the young priest commits himself to stand by his parishioners and how he denounces from the pulpit and before the Catholic Hierarchy the atrocities being committed on behalf of the Gospel (written of as a Holy Crusade) to the extent that he will risk his own life in the name of Christ. The loneliness haunting him brings Miguel close to Margari, a young schoolteacher, whose husband was killed by the fascists. Margari becomes the only shelter in the path of Miguel's helpless fight, as well as the only aid to offset his deep disappointment. Written by Helena Taberna

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Also Known As
  • The Good News (Canada, English title)
  • La buena noticia (France)
  • La bonne nouvelle (Canada, French title)
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  • 108 min
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