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To Die in Madrid (1963)

Mourir à Madrid (original title)
To Die in Madrid (French: Mourir à Madrid) is a 1963 French documentary film about the Spanish Civil War, directed by Frédéric Rossif. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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Cast overview:
Suzanne Flon ... Récitante / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Germaine Montero Germaine Montero ... Récitante / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Pierre Vaneck Pierre Vaneck ... Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Roger Mollien Roger Mollien ... Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Jean Vilar Jean Vilar ... Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
John Gielgud ... Narrator (English version) (voice)
Irene Worth ... Co-Narrator (English version) (voice)
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To Die in Madrid (French: Mourir à Madrid) is a 1963 French documentary film about the Spanish Civil War, directed by Frédéric Rossif. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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French | English

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20 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Mono
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Featured in Behold a Pale Horse (1964) See more »

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It was a long time ago...
14 October 2004 | by ireneroseSee all my reviews

I saw this film 40 years ago--it was the first I saw that did more than merely entertain. It's a movie for those who ponder larger issues. I recall the contagion to the viewer of the spirit of those fighting for liberty, and the hope for the future, unfortunately only to finish in futility.

As I recall, the opening scene was of a peasant walking a burro along a road--the ending scene was exactly the same, denoting that despite the fervor of many, sometimes nothing much changes in this world. I thought it was genius to depict the futility in this way.


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