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Earnestly talky drama focusing on idealist Liverpudlian communist David Carr (Hart), who heads to Spain in 1937 to fight against Franco's fascists. What David learns is that the Republican forces, made up of independent militia, are bitterly divided, with much infighting and betrayal from the Stalinist forces within David's own party. He falls for socialist Blanca (Pastor) and learns how terrifying and haphazard war can be (with timeout for ideological discussions). Sympathetic characters and sweeping action help to compensate for the political polemics.

USA Home Entertainment, 1 W. Forest, Englewood, NJ 07631-4004, Phone: (201)871-1000, URL: http://www.polygram-us.com

Available on Running time 109 minutes. Originally from British, Spanish, German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Barcelona, Politics, Spain, Spanish Civil War, The Meaning of Life, Communists & Communism
Screenplay
Jim Allen
Cast
Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Iciar Bollain, Tom Gilroy, Frederic Pierrot, Marc Martinez, Angela Clarke, David Allen
Cinematography
Barry Ackroyd
Director
Ken Loach
Music
George Fenton
Producer
Rebecca O'Brien, Parallax Pictures, Messidor Films, Road Movies, Dritte Produktionen, Gramercy Pictures

Awards

Cesar 1996: Foreign Film.

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