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by Max Lemcke


The Spanish transition, while for many it was an exemplary process, for others it was simply an evasive manoeuvre. If there is one story that shows the subtleties of this arrangement, it is that of Antonio González Pacheco, alias Billy the Kid, a well-known torturer under the Franco regime who, until a few weeks ago, held a police badge. This documentary gives a voice to the victims of "Billy" as well as to active politicians, policemen, journalists and lawyers. From Javier Navascués to Lidia Falcón, Pablo Iglesias or Paco Lobatón, structured into an ingenious montage of testimonies interspersed with fragments of narrative films. Directed by Max Lemcke, whose cinema is committed to dignity and integrity, tells a story that still needs a fair amount of nuance.

international title: Billy
original title: Billy
country: Spain
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Max Lemcke
film run: 71'
release date: ES 17/09/2021
screenplay: Max Lemcke
cinematography by: Javier Palacios
film editing: Clara Martínez Malagelada, Julie Trillo
music: Pierre Omer
producer: Javier Palacios, Max Lemcke, Miguel Mora
production: Brutos Films, Contexto y Acción
distributor: Begin Again Films

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