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El fotógrafo de Mauthausen (2018)

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Based on real events, Francesc Boix is a Spaniard inmate in the Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen in Austria who tries to save the evidences of the horrors committed inside its walls.

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Mar Targarona
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Casas ... Francesc Boix
Richard van Weyden ... Paul Ricken
Alain Hernández ... Valbuena
Adrià Salazar Adrià Salazar ... Anselmo
Eduard Buch Eduard Buch ... Fonseca
Stefan Weinert ... Franz Ziereis
Nikola Stojanovic Nikola Stojanovic ... Bonarewitz
Nikola Stojanovic ... Bonarewitz
Rubén Yuste Rubén Yuste ... Rosales
Frank Feys ... Popeye
Marc Rodríguez ... Enfermero
Albert Mora Albert Mora ... Músico
Joan Negrié Joan Negrié ... Lejías
Luka Peros ... Karl Schulz
Rainer Reiners ... Poschacher
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1943. With the World War II in the maximum exchange of hostilities, life is too merciless and cruel for the inmates who live in the camp of Mauthausen, where between others they are the soldiers who fought and lost in the Spanish Civil War, exiled from Spain by General Franco after to won the war, considering them as no men's land and gifted to Third Reich as free workforce. In this scenery of eternal horror and brutality caused by the Nazis and the Kapos (violent inmates who work as guards to keep the order), young Francesc Boix tries to survive in the camp working as photographer being Paul Ricken's right-hand, Mauthausen's warden. Boix's daily life taking photos, talking with another inmates as Balbuena and Fonseca and making files of the dead inmates who died in failed escapes changes after to realize in an amateur radio created by them that the Third Reich have loss against Soviet Army in the Battle of Stalingrad. Fearing that Ricken and the rest of the Nazis make disappear all ... Written by Chockys

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | German

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

El fotógrafo de Mauthausen See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,701,645
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mario Casas lost 15kg (33 lbs) to prepare for his role as Francesc Boix. See more »

Goofs

There is a Volkswagen Beetle car painted black used by the Nazis. The model shown in the movie has a wide rear window which was not introduced to this car until the late 1950s. Also, it would not be entirely correct to use this car as used in the movie because the initial production from 1941 to 1945 consisted of only a handful of units. See more »

Quotes

Paul Ricken: A good photographer must know how to paint with light.
Francesc Boix: That is cheating.
Paul Ricken: This is art.
Paul Ricken: Some pictures have to be touched up. Some others, only the staging. Human beings are malleable.
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Featured in Premios Goya 33 edición (2019) See more »

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A film that will suck you into a nightmare that really did come true
9 March 2019 | by TheReelMovieMavenSee all my reviews

Along with "Schindler's List," this is a stark, brutal re-enactment of actual events in possibly the most brutal and horrendous of all the concentration camps, Mauthausen. The film faithfully chronicles a true story... perhaps too faithfully for the faint of heart to watch. This finely acted film, which must have been excruciating for the actors to work on, is a must-see for its historical value, not for casual amusement (there's nothing amusing about sadism, unless you're a Nazi). The recreation of scenes the real photographer captured is amazing for their detailed accuracy, and the film brilliantly brings the images, originally captured in black and white, to life. I rated this film an "8", which I deem a very high rating, only because production values were not of top-notch calibre... but, then, they really didn't need to be for this film. The setting, along with the acting, was perfectly believable as is, and you'll be sucked into a nightmare as soon as the film begins... and stay there until the last few minutes. That alone makes this film a huge success.


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