‘The Bastards Fig Tree’ Review

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Stars: Karra Elejalde, Pepa Aniorte, Carlos Areces, Mikel Losada, Andrés Herrera, Jordi Sánchez, Marcos Balgañón Santamaría, Juanlu Escudero, José Luis Esteban, Ramón Barea | Written and Directed by Ana Murugarren

Such an interestingly titled movie immediately got my attention. What could this movie be about – I was intrigued. Well in simple terms, nearing the end of the Spanish Civil War, a Nationalist soldier decides to become a hermit to look after a fig tree. That sounds simple but strange I know, but I will get to a more detailed explanation soon.

The opening scene makes you feel like you’re going to be in for a harsh and brutal ride, as we see a father and his sixteen year old son killed because they are believed to be traitors to the nation. This is done in a rainy and dark forest while in front of the other son who is just six years old.
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