Un groupuscule de l'E.T.A. militaire décide d'enlever le numéro deux de l'Etat espagnol, l'amiral Luis Carrero Blanco. Devant le renforcement policier dû à la nomination de l'amiral au rang de Premier Ministre, la solution de l'attentat est adoptée. Correct et prenant ! www.cinefiches.com
***1/2. Shot only 5 years after Carrero Blanco's assassination, 'Ogro' describes the long preparation of the bombing and the relations between the Basque perpetrators. Pontecorvo assumes that the audience perfectly knows what the film is about and couldn't guess that, 40 years later, the world would be so connected that almost no-one reads newspapers anymore and isn't the least interested in historical events.
A fascinating film in which the internal contradictions are never fully resolved (perhaps they can't be). While sympathetic with the cause of Basque Nationalism and armed struggle, it is not entirely pro-ETA. The assassination of Carrero Blanco himself is legitimate, but some scenes question the legitimacy of armed struggle in the context of democratic politics. As happened in Spain after Franco's death of course.