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The Silence of Others (2018)

El silencio de otros (original title)
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The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film ... See full summary »
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María Martín María Martín ... Self
Francisco Franco ... Self (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Self (archive footage)
José María Galante ... Self, AKA 'Chato'
Carlos Slepoy ... Self
Augusto Pinochet ... Self (archive footage)
Baltasar Garzón ... Self (archive footage)
Maria Servini Maria Servini ... Self
Ana Messuti ... Self
José María Aznar ... Self (archive footage)
Mariano Rajoy ... Self (archive footage)
King Felipe of Spain ... Self (archive footage)
Felisa Echegoyen Felisa Echegoyen ... Self, AKA 'Kutxi'
Jaime Alonso García Jaime Alonso García ... Self, spokesman of Fundación Nacional Francisco Franco
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Self (archive footage)
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The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows the survivors as they organize the groundbreaking 'Argentine Lawsuit' and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, and explores a country still divided four decades into democracy. Seven years in the making, The Silence of Others is the second documentary feature by Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar (Made in L.A.). It is being Executive Produced by Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, and Esther García.

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Can democracy be built on forgetting?

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French visa # 149416. See more »

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Features Salvados: Una hora en la Moncloa (2016) See more »

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Adagio in G Minor, Albinoni's Adagio
Written by Remo Giazotto
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Torture unaccounted
7 December 2019 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

When a violent conflict has riven a country, should we seek to impose a winners' justice; or should we simply forgive and forget? In South Africa after Apartheid, a compromise was attempted: a "Truth and Reconcilliation Commission" offered amnesty to those accused of crimes, but only in exchange for full and public confession. In Spain, when those associated with Franco's dictatorship stepped back from power, they simply granted themselves full immunity for anything they may have done: the persistence, revealed in this film, of efforts to protect this law suggests they may have not stepped so far from power at all. Indeed, it's disappointing to see how strongly the contemporary centre-right party, which in theory has little to do with its Falangist predecessor, defends the rights of torturers and murderers, whereas the lives of their victims (and their relatives) continue to be consumed by what has happened to them. In general, I'm not a great belieiver in "justice" as an entity that can be delivered, but 'The Silence of Others' makes a strong case that, at the very least, the crimes of the regime should be counted and accounted for.


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8 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,868, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$67,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$289,455
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