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Shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the Republic sent 3,000 children to Russia to protect domestic bombings. The first to leave were the children in the orphanages. Beatriz... See full synopsis »


Carlos Iglesias


Carlos Iglesias
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Credited cast:
Algis Arlauskas
Carlos Iglesias ... Álvaro
Isabel Blanco ... Rosario
Isabelle Stoffel ... Ludmila
Camino Fernández Camino Fernández ... Paula sirvienta (as Camino Texeira)
Francisco Conde ... Guardia
Ángela del Salto
Anahí Beholi Anahí Beholi ... Monja joven
Carmen Frigolet Carmen Frigolet
Esther Regina ... Paula
Eloísa Vargas ... Piedad
Olga Dinnikova ... La Suiza
Iñaki Guevara Iñaki Guevara ... Jorge
Bruto Pomeroy ... Ángel
Alex Cañedo Alex Cañedo ... Funcionario


Shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the Republic sent 3,000 children to Russia to protect domestic bombings. The first to leave were the children in the orphanages. Beatriz, daughter of a wealthy family of right, whose father and brother were Phalangists, became pregnant with a man who refused to marry her and decided to hide her son in an orphanage in Madrid. Upon learning of the impending trip to Russia child, steals the identity of a dead republican (Paula) and volunteers to babysit. Undertake and a terrible journey, surrounded by enemies, and thousands of miles from their country and their world. On June 41, Hitler invaded Russia. The continuous arrival of fresh troops for the defense of Moscow and again hinder the journey of the Spanish. At one of these stops are joined by Alvaro, a political commissar of the Communist Party of Spain.

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Drama | History | Romance | War






Spanish | German | Russian

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4 March 2011 (Spain) See more »

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Испанцы See more »

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Kanton Jura, Switzerland See more »

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Love is above ideologies
6 March 2011 | by riojano-994-542123See all my reviews

Carlos Iglesias had a brilliant debut with "Un franco 14 pesetas". Now back with a story of another time. It is nothing less than the Spanish Civil War and tells us the case of children who were Russia pulled out of the country to search out a better future. In Russia 1941 would find the Second World War. In this group Spanish children were adults as well as tutors. The story beyond telling the adventures, adventures and misadventures of this group of people ravaged by cold and hunger, delves into the relationships human, to show a story of love between persons of bands irreconbiliables presumed. The whole adventure is epic and entertaining. The less positive is the true seriousness of the narrator in his narrative moments in which overreact and actresses difficult it is for churches and almost everyone who is address the issue without falling, as in Manichaeism. All modes is a rarity in Spanish cinema. The boldness and originality of the proposal should be of recognized Carlos Iglesias.

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