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THE (SILENT) WAR

by Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas

synopsis

Spain, 1944. Thanks to the struggle of the Resistance and allied forces, the Nazi occupation has finally come to an end in France. Spurred on by this victory, a Spanish guerilla group decides to return from exile as part of an idealistic operation to reconquer the Spanish territory and overthrow General Franco. The group’s aim is simple: to destroy the regime’s infrastructure. But an unforeseen encounter with the Spanish army, as they try to blow up a bridge, leaves almost all of the rebel group dead. Of the two survivors, one (Vicente Roig) is arrested, while the other (Anselmo Rojas) manages to escape, despite having been left deaf from the explosion. Rojas’ capture soon becomes an obsession for Captain Bosch, who enlists the help of Darya Sergéevich, a young, violent mercenary and expert sniper who has escaped Bolshevik Russia. As the manhunt intensifies, Rojas finds himself cornered and forced to procure the help of Rosa, his old girlfriend and now wife of his arrested comrade Vicente. The reunion rekindles their old flame, reminding them of a simpler time, when dreams were still theirs for the taking. But things have changed and Rojas will soon have to confront the violent reality of being a wanted man, alone with only the sound of silence for company.

international title: The (Silent) War
original title: Sordo
country: Spain
sales agent: Filmax
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas
film run: 126'
screenplay: Juan Carlos Diaz, Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas
cast: Asier Etxeandia, Marian Álvarez, Hugo Silva, Aitor Luna, Imanol Arias, Olimpia Melinte, Stephanie Gil, Ruth Díaz, Jaime Martín, Antonio Dechent, Manuel de Blas
cinematography by: Adolpho Cañadas
film editing: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas
costumes designer: Austen Lasa Menéndez
music: Carlos M. Jara
executive producer: Juanjo López
production: La Caña Brothers
distributor: Filmax
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