An old man dies. Looking through his papers, his grand-daughter realises that he had fought in the Spanish Civil War. Director Ken Loach and scriptwriter Jim Allen tell a story of the Spanish Civil War that enhances solidarity and anti-Stalinist values.
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Some people see the left view, socialist thoughts same as desire of a communist tyranny,it was a beautiful film about the difference between the two... .he is not so great at reflecting the psychology of war and creating pessimistic atmosphere.Loach is a director who is anxious to give message with cinema for this reason details of his characters are very superficial.İt wasnt an atmosphere cinema but good film.
Storia acuta della guerra civile spagnola raccontata in maniera appassionata,in un misto di ideologie,realtà e sentimenti.Un dramma pieno di ricchezza a livello umano e storico,con un Loach magnificamente ispirato.Il regista propone scene bellissime e stimolanti,come la presa del villaggio,le discussioni sulla collettività,i canti corali e l'angosciante finale.Un grande,grandissimo lavoro.4*