Artikelnummer 5248

ESPOIR (1945) * with switchable English subtitles *

Directed by André Malraux Boris Peskine Written by Max Aub André Malraux (novel: L'Espoir) Antonio del Amo Produced by Roland Tual Edouard Corniglion-Molinier Starring Andrés Mejuto Nicolás Rodríguez Cinematography Louis Page Edited by Georges Grace André Malraux Music by Darius Milhaud Andrés Mejuto ... Captain Muñoz Nicolás Rodríguez ... García José Santpere/ Josep Santpere ... Commander Peña Julio Peña ... Attignies Pedro Codina ... Captain Schneider José María Lado ... Peasant José María Ovies ... Partisan José Telmo ... González Casimiro Hurtado ... Pilot Manolo González ... Mayor Juan de Dios Muñiz ... Pío José Ramón Giner ... Partisan who brings the arms Serafín Ferro ... Socialist pilot José Calle ... Mayor

Filmed in 1939, but not released until after the end of the Second World War, this movie dramatizes the horrors of the Spanish Civil War in 1937 Teruel. The underdog Republicans try their best to hold out against the fascist attackers of General Franco, but while they have high morale, they don't have much of anything else.

This version of the film appears to be 20 minutes shorter than the original put out in Spain (and 10 less than the French version).

DVD-R is in Spanish with switchable Engish subtitles.  Approx. 68 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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