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The Endless Trench (2019)

La trinchera infinita (original title)
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1936. A country taken by the fascism. A husband marked for the killing. A wife determined to all for saving him. An endless incarceration in his own home.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio de la Torre ... Higinio
Belén Cuesta ... Rosa
Vicente Vergara Vicente Vergara ... Gonzalo
José Manuel Poga ... Rodrigo
Emilio Palacios Emilio Palacios ... Jaime
Adrián Fernández Adrián Fernández ... Jaime niño
Nacho Fortes Nacho Fortes ... Enrique
Marco Cáceres Marco Cáceres ... Juan
Joaquín Gómez Joaquín Gómez ... Padre Higinio
Esperanza Guardado Esperanza Guardado ... Mari Carmen
Antonio Romero ... Fede
Óscar Corrales Óscar Corrales ... Damián
Enrique Asenjo ... Emilio
Arturo Vargas Arturo Vargas ... Amante cartero
Estefanía Rueda Estefanía Rueda ... Isabel


1936. In a little and remote inland town of Andalusia (south to Spain), Higinio is a tailor and a town councilor who has recently got married to Rosa. After the outbreak of Spanish Civil War by General Franco's coup d'etat, Higinio hides in his own house awaiting the right moment to escape with his wife but is caught in his attempt by his neighbor, Gonzalo, who blames Higinio for his brother's death and is looking for revenge him. Captured by Franco's soldiers, Higinio is driven along with other opposition prisoners by truck to a nearby prison, but the unwitting distraction from one of the prisoners gives him a chance to escape and runs across the town to his house where he is to remain hidden in a secret bunker as long as the war lasts. In the meantime, Gonzalo pays his wife occasional visits in the belief that she knows his whereabouts, sometimes torturing her to extract a confession. When the war comes to an end in 1939, Higinio learns from Rosa that Franco is now the ruler of ... Written by Chockys

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Wonderful Little Gem
4 March 2020 | by u-emoliSee all my reviews

This is a beautifully written, directed and acted little film. The script is very original, parabola like and very sweet. It's a timeless wonderful little gem.

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