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While at War ()

Mientras dure la guerra (original title)
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Writer Miguel de Unamuno faces himself and his ideals after the 1936's military coup d'etat.

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Cast

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Miguel
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Millán Astray
Santi Prego ...
Franco
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Ana
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Nicolás
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Cabanellas
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María
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Felisa
Carlos Serrano-Clark ...
Salvador
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Atilano
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Enriqueta
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Carmen
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Mola
Dafnis Balduz ...
Ramos
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Miguelín
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Obispo Pla
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Aurelia
Miquel García Borda ...
Kindelán
Dani Luque ...
Gregorio
Mariano Llorente ...
Casto Prieto
Martina Cariddi ...
Concha adolescente
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Miguel adolescente
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Swartz
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Bernhardt
Alba Fernández ...
Nenuca
Miguel Elías ...
Capitán declaración
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Pemán
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Maldonado
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Asaltante
Óscar Lara ...
Soldado novato
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Legionario plaza
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Nacional plaza
Alejandro Chaparro ...
Soldado Proyeccionista 1
Rafael Clavijo ...
Soldado Proyeccionista 2
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Centinela guardia
Maher Ángel ...
Falangista
Agustín Otón ...
Soldado maletas
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Ayudante Franco
Rubén Salinero ...
Sargento detención
Felipe Andrés ...
Encargado protocolo
Alfonso Asenjo ...
Cliente plaza
Iñigo Núñez ...
Joven legionario
Javier Garcimartín ...
Fotógrafo
Tim Verardi ...
Piloto 1
Ventura Kalász ...
Piloto 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jorge Holgado Flores ...
Coronel (uncredited)
Javier Garrido García ...
Legionario (uncredited)
Guillermo González Lanchares ...
Soldado nacional (uncredited)
Cristian Ibarra Cruz ...
Legionario caminante (uncredited)
Juan G. Verdú ...
Concejal Comunista (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alejandro Amenábar

Written by

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Alejandro Amenábar ... ()
 
Alejandro Hernández ... ()

Produced by

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Alejandro Amenábar ... producer
Gabriel Arias-Salgado ... executive producer
Aaron Bergantiños ... assistant producer
Fernando Bovaira ... producer
Javier Braier ... executive producer: K&S Films
Analía Castro Valsecchi ... executive producer: K&S Films (as Analía Castro)
Domingo Corral ... producer
Leticia Cristi ... producer: K&S Films
Simón de Santiago ... executive producer
Urko Errazquin ... producer: Mod Produciones
Matías Mosteirín ... producer: K&S Films
Beltrán Peralba ... assistant producer
Carla Pérez de Albéniz ... line producer
Hugo Sigman ... producer
Guillem Vidal-Folch ... executive producer

Music by

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Alejandro Amenábar

Cinematography by

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Alex Catalán ... (as Álex Catalán)

Film Editing by

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Carolina Martínez Urbina

Editorial Department

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Noémie Dulau ... digital intermediate supervisor
Paulino Fernández Ibáñez ... senior colorist
Victoria Lammers ... first assistant editor
Isabel Salanueva ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Eva Leira
Yolanda Serrano

Production Design by

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Juan Pedro De Gaspar

Art Direction by

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Juan Pedro De Gaspar

Set Decoration by

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Angela Nahum ... (as Ángela Nahum)

Costume Design by

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Sonia Grande

Makeup Department

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Karina Arbulú ... additional makeup artist (as Karina Arbulu)
Cristina Asenjo ... special makeup effects technician
Chicha Blanco ... additional makeup artist
Pilar Borja Gregorio ... additional hair stylist (as Pilar Borja)
Milu Cabrer ... additional makeup artist
Daniel Carrasco ... additional makeup designer
Kevin Carter ... contact lens painter
Cristina Ceballos ... lens technician
Paula Culebras ... additional hair stylist
Montse Damas ... additional makeup artist
Adrián Dimas ... special makeup effects technician
Nacho Díaz ... make up effects supervisor / special makeup effects artist
Javier Gallego ... special makeup effects artist
Inés García ... special makeup effects technician
Jesús García ... special makeup effects technician
Ainhoa Garrido ... prosthetics
Raquel Guirro ... special makeup effects technician
Paula Gámez ... special makeup effects technician
Ana Hernando ... additional hair stylist
Jorge Hernández Lobo ... additional makeup artist (as Jorge Hernández)
Carlos Hernández ... additional makeup artist
Sofi Hernández ... special makeup effects producer
Alba Jiménez ... special makeup effects technician
Rut Lamana ... additional hair stylist
Esther Liébana ... crowd hair stylist
Ana López-Puigcerver ... makeup designer
Belén López-Puigcerver ... hair designer
Cristina Martín de la Fuente ... SFX Makeup Shop Assistant (as Cris Martin)
Cristina Martín ... special makeup effects technician
Lupe Montero ... wig
Jordi Morera ... special makeup effects technician (as Jordi Morera Serra)
Raquel Munuera ... prosthetic makeup artist: ND Studio (as Raquel Munuera Sánchez)
Sebastián Muñoz ... additional hair stylist (as Sebas Muñoz)
Paula Méndez Macarrilla ... additional hair stylist
Antonio Naranjo ... mould maker
Juan Olmo ... special makeup effects technician
Gema Peña Garro ... additional makeup artist (as Gema Peña)
Jorge Poza ... special makeup effects technician
Bárbara Quero ... additional hair stylist
Marta Rodríguez ... additional hair stylist
Lupe Sangrador Conde ... additional hair stylist (as Lupe Sangrador)
Rubén Serra ... special makeup effects technician
Natalia Sesé ... assistant hair stylist
Vanesa Somolinos ... additional hair stylist (as Vanessa Somolinos)
Lucho Soriano ... additional hair stylist
Ana Urosa ... assistant makeup artist
Magdalena Álvarez ... additional hair stylist (as Magda Álvarez)
Raquel Álvarez ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Carolina Agunin ... production manager: K&S Films
David Alonso ... unit production manager: Salamanca (as David Alonso 'Barbate')
Pere Capotillo ... assistant production manager
Josemi Martín ... assistant production manager
Carla Pérez de Albéniz ... production manager
Belén Sánchez-Peinado ... unit production manager (as Belén Sánchez Peinado)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mercè Coll ... second assistant director
Sonia González Riera ... additional third assistant director
Eduardo Huete ... second assistant director
Guillem Manzanares ... third assistant director
Alberto Pelaez Valtuille ... additional third assistant director (as Alberto Peláez Valtuille)
Ybare Seco ... third assistant director
Guillermo Serrano ... trainee assistant director
Fernando Sánchez-Izquierdo ... first assistant director (as Fernando Izquierdo)

Art Department

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Pablo Alvarado ... art assistant
Andrea Antezana ... painter
Javier Bello ... painter (as Javi Bello)
Julián Estében Celeiro ... on-set props (as Julián Celeiro)
Roberto Collantes ... props
Jose de Toledo Valdes ... trainee property master
Monica Feito ... construction coordinator
Carmela García ... property master
David Gomez Rollan ... art department general assistant
Javier López Antía ... on-set props (as Javi López)
Iván Marquerie ... props
Soti Mas-Bagà ... assistant property master
Laura Millán ... graphic designer
Sali Palomares ... painter
Adriana Prado ... Greenery: Salamanca Unit
Elia Robles ... assistant property master
Lois Afonso Rodríguez ... assistant set dresser
Paco Santamaría ... special props
Pablo Seoane ... props
Sandra Wahlbeck ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Alex Alcántara ... additional sound editor
Ignacio Arrojo ... adr recordist
Lolo Baeza ... boom operator
Aitor Berenguer ... production sound mixer
Mayte Cabrera ... additional sound editor
Laurent Chassaigne ... foley mixer
Nicolas de Poulpiquet ... dialogue re-recording mixer
Alfredo Díaz ... sound effects editor
Daniel González ... boom operator (as Daniel González Serrano)
Mar González ... production sound mixer second unit (as María del Mar González)
Gabriel Gutiérrez ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / sound / supervising sound editor
Kevin Hortigüela ... sound effects editor
Digba Kurpjel ... Supervising Foley Editor / foley artist
Yann Legay ... french dubbing director: sound engineer and mixer
Marvin Lormel ... french dubbing dialogue editor
Mateo Menéndez ... sound utility
Patricia Milanesi ... sound
Gadou Naudin ... foley artist
Iñaki Sánchez-Elvira ... dialogue editor
Ricardo Viñas ... dolby sound consultant
Juan Álvarez Fernández ... assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Iker de la Calle ... special effects technician
David Campos ... special effects technician
Adrián Dimas ... special effects technician
Raquel Guirro ... hair technician
Álex Rodilla ... special effects technician
Raúl Romanillos ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Ruben Arenas ... digital compositor (as Rubén Arenas)
Arturo Artal ... digital compositor
Meritxell Cardona ... digital compositor
Rafael Catalán Madurga ... digital compositor (as Rafael Catalán)
Antonio Chumillas ... Compositing Supervisor
Carlos F. Moreu ... digital compositor
Arturo Fernández de Castro ... digital compositor (as Arturo Fernández)
Emilio Ferrari ... digital compositor
Guillermo García Romero ... digital compositor (as Guillermo García)
Fernando Guerrero Rodriguez ... digital compositor (as Fernando Guerrero)
Alejandra Alonso Gómez-Cabrero ... visual effects artist
Alberto Juárez ... digital compositor
Daniel Martín Rodríguez ... cg artist
Javier Martínez Pacín ... cgi supervisor
Cristina Mateo ... visual effects coordinator
Rodrigo Molina ... cg artist
Álvaro Moya ... digital compositor
Juanma Nogales ... visual effects supervisor
Borja A. Ortiz ... matte paint artist
Ramón Rosa ... digital compositor
Alfonso Rosique ... digital compositor
Ana Rubio ... visual effects producer
Alberto Ruiz ... digital compositor
Agustín Serna G. Lavín ... visual effects editor (as Agustín Serna)
Jacobo Sánchez de la Villa ... digital compositor (as Jacobo Sánchez)
Miguel Sánchez López-Ruíz ... visual effects artist
Adrián Sánchez ... digital compositor
Stavros Theiakos ... digital compositor
María Winkler ... visual effects

Stunts

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Rodrigo Díaz ... stunts
Espadamadd ... stunts
Adrián Hidalgo ... stunts (as Adrián Hidalgo Jiménez)
Iván Hidalgo ... stunts (as Iván Hidalgo Jiménez)
Rey Rodríguez Palomino ... stunts
César Solar ... stunt coordinator
Jorge Wer ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chisko Blanco ... additional electrician
Kiko Boyero ... electrician
Jara Bustos ... video assist
Miguel Angel Cardenas ... gaffer
Álvaro Carla ... steadicam operator
Albert Carreras ... second camera operator
Javier Casado ... electrician
Bernardo Casali ... additional electrician
Miguel Ángel Cárdenas ... gaffer
Javier de la Iglesia ... additional electrician
Gonzalo Fernández de la Vega ... additional electrician (as Gonzalo Fernández)
Jesús Fernández Santa ... key grip (as Jesús Santa)
Elías Fernández ... additional electrician
Fernando Gil G. ... additional electrician
Juan González ... b camera
Adrián Gómez ... grip
Peru Herrero ... best boy
Teresa Isasi ... still photographer
Ioseba Larumbe ... lighting technician
Ricard López ... additional electrician
Gonzalo Mañana ... additional electrician
Juan Molina ... b camera: second assistant (as Juan Molina Fernández)
Alejandro Mérida ... additional electrician
Saúl Oliveira ... second assistant camera
Carlos Oliver ... additional electrician
Ernesto Reguera ... digital imaging technician (as Ernesto R. Reguera)
Ramiro Sabell hijo ... first assistant camera (as Ramiro Sabell)
Juanjo Sánchez ... steadicam operator
José Tamayo Fernández ... additional electrician (as José Tamayo)
Lucas Vázquez ... additional electrician
Alex Catalán ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Iván Armesto ... extras casting
Marcelo Cortazzo ... extras coordinator
Leticia Criado ... casting coordinator
Cristina G. Marfil ... casting assistant (as Cristina Guillén)
Alexandra Servat ... extras casting (as Alex Servat)
Cristina Vicente ... casting assistant
Basilio Rodríguez ... extra coordinator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Fran Cruz ... assistant costume designer
Claudio D'Avanzo ... tailor
Rosemarie Fernández Day ... costume assistant (as Rosemarie Fernández)
Francesca Gennari ... additional seamstress
Jose Gigante ... costume assistant (as José Gigante)
Edgar Molinos ... costume supervisor
Joaquín Montull ... assistant costume designer
Lupe Rodríguez ... seamstress
Elisabeth Martirena ... breakdown artist (uncredited)

Location Management

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Jorge Merino ... locations: Salamanca
Daniel M. Villalba ... location manager / location scout

Music Department

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Alejandro Amenábar ... orchestrator
Tom Bailey ... assistant engineer
Vanessa Garde ... music tech assistant
Lucio Godoy ... music producer
Jake Jackson ... score engineer & mixer
Sergio Jiménez Lacima ... conductor / orchestrator
Rosa Marchena ... music production coordinator
Mauricio Ribeiro ... music preparation / orchestrator
Pablo G. Schuller ... music recordist / soundtrack mastering

Script and Continuity Department

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Glòria Blanes ... script supervisor (as Gloria Blanes)

Additional Crew

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Pablo Alfaro ... general administration
Ramón Alonso ... first production assistant
Andrea Barrionuevo ... making of
Guillermo Borao ... trainee production assistant
Nelson Calderón ... french adaptation: original version with subtitles
Eva Calvar ... production secretary
Julián Casanova ... historical advisor
Miguel Casanova ... production assistant/marketing assistant: MOD
Adrián De Belva ... budget management: Movistar+ (as Adrián-Gonzalo De Belva)
Sara Díaz ... production assistant
Álvaro Díaz ... production assistant
Urko Errazquin ... Marketing Manager
Manuel Eslava Fajardo ... marketing and creative services
Rosa García Merino ... marketing & publicity
Tony Gray ... english subtitles
Joan Gual ... development
José Manuel Guerrero ... military advisor (uncredited)
Rafa Martínez ... marketing and creative services
Ana Mellado ... production assistant
Eva Elvira Rodrigo ... cashier payer
Isabel Salanueva ... post production coordinator / production assistant
Tamara Soto Mato ... production coordinator

Thanks

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Gil Carretero ... the director wishes to thank
Jaime Colis ... thanks
Pablo de Unamuno ... thanks
Antonio Mampaso ... the director wishes to thank
Koldo Zuaza ... thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

July 18, 1936. Salamanca, Castilla and León (center to Spain). The Spanish army declares the state of war in the city, hoping to extend it to the rest of Spain and improve the unstable situation in the country after the proclamation of the Second Republic five years ago. An aging Miguel de Unamuno, not only writer and academic teacher but one of the most recognized intellectuals in Spain, disappointed with the Republic that publicly he helped to create, supports the new revolt in the hope to clean the country of the undesirable elements for desperation of his close friends teacher Salvador and priest Atilano, creating too many problems in his house where Miguel lives with his daughters María and Felisa, his housemaid Aurelia and his grandson Miguelín. At the same time that Salamanca's mayor Casto Prieto is arrested without cause apparent and his wife Ana asks help Miguel de Unamuno, the Joint Chiefs of Staff meet to decide the strategy to take the power, where the merciless one-eyed, one-armed and one-legged General Astray-Millán, General Franco's right-hand, proposes to elect the own Franco as leader despite the opposition of General Cabanellas, who fears Franco kills the Republic he loves to change it for a dictatorship. When Atilano is missed suddenly, his wife Enriqueta reports Miguel de Unamuno about his arrest while Salvador tries to alert him about the real intentions of the military revolution: turn Spain in a fascist state. Reluctant to believe it, when later Salvador is arrested in front of him, an ashamed and sad Miguel de Unamuno questioning himself and his posture about the revolution asks to meet Franco, named Chief of Staff of the Spanish Army with full powers politics and military after the Alcázar de Toledo's battle, to make a special request, being first-hand witness of the events that will change Spain forever. Written by Chockys

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Taglines Sometimes silence is the worst lie. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mientras Dure La Guerra (Canada, English title)
  • While at War (United States)
  • While at War (World-wide, English title)
  • Lettre à Franco (France)
  • По време на войната (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Budget EUR4,300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia An important part of the movie is set in the town of Salamanca, being the Main or Major Square (Plaza Mayor) widely relevant. It was actually shot in that very square, although the vegetation shown had to be added as in the moment of shooting the square had none. See more »
Goofs Despite the high precision with which some key moments in this film are traced, such as the fact that Unamuno used the letter from the widow of the Protestant pastor Atilano Coco to write the draft of his speech, it is not true that Millán Astray bellowed "España Una, Grande, Libre" (Spain One, Great and Free) after the writer's harangue, since this nationalist phrase was not yet pronounced at state events, only at those held by the Falange. He did shout instead patriotic proclamations. See more »
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