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by Alejandro Amenábar


Spain. Summer of 1936. Celebrated writer Miguel de Unamuno decides to publicly support the military rebellion that promises to bring order to the chaotic situation in the country. He’s immediately dismissed as Dean of the University of Salamanca by the left-wing government. Meanwhile, General Franco adds his troops to the uprising and initiates a successful campaign from the South, secretly hoping to take over sole command of the war. The conflict turns bloody while some of his colleagues are incarcerated, causing Unamuno to question his initial posture and reconsider his principles. When Franco transfers his headquarters to Salamanca and is named Chief Commander, Unamuno will visit his palace, determined to request clemency.

international title: While at War
original title: Mientras dure la guerra
country: Spain, Argentina
sales agent: Film Factory Entertainment
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Alejandro Amenábar
film run: 107'
release date: ES 27/09/2019, FR 19/04/2020, PT 28/11/2019
screenplay: Alejandro Amenábar, Alejandro Hernández
cast: Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego, Nathalie Poza, Patricia López Arnaiz, Luis Zahera, Luis Bermejo, Inma Cuevas, Mireia Rey, Tito Valverde
cinematography by: Alex Catalán
film editing: Carolina Martínez Urbina
art director: Juan Pedro de Gaspar
costumes designer: Sonia Grande
producer: Alejandro Amenábar, Fernando Bovaira, Domingo Corral, Hugo Sigman
executive producer: Gabriel Arias-Salgado, Simón De Santiago, Guillem Vidal-Folch
line producer: Carla Pérez de Albéniz
production: Movistar Plus+, Mod Producciones, Himenóptero, Mientras dure la guerra AIE (ES), K&S Films (AR)
backing: ICAA (ES), INCAA (AR), Ayuntamiento de Salamanca (ES), Universidad de Salamanca (ES)
distributor: Buena Vista International Spain, Haut et Court, Big Picture 2 Films

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