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Extranjeros De Si Mismos Details

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While the Spanish Civil War had its roots in a series of internal political and economic crises, it was widely perceived as having serious implications in international affairs, and volunteers from a number of foreign nations arrived in Spain during the conflict -- some to fight alongside Franco's armies, others to join the Republican loyalists. Extranjeros De Si Mismos is a documentary centered around interviews with a number of veterans of the Spanish Civil War, including American and European freedom-fighters who aided the Republican cause as part of the International Brigade, Italians who arrived to defend Franco at the urging of Mussolini, and Spaniards who fought in the Franco-backed Blue Division -- which later went on to Russia to aid the German forces who helped defeat the Republicans. (The Blue Division veterans interviewed include Luis Ciges, later a noted actor, and Luis Berlanga, a respected director -- both of whom make clear that politics had little if anything to do with their decision to volunteer.) Narrated by actress [[Performer~P154021~Emma Suarez~emmasuarez]], Extranjeros De Si Mismos was shown in competition at Spain's Valladolid Film Festival in the fall of 2000. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Emma Suarez
as Narrator

Crew

Javier Rioyo
Director
Javier Rioyo
Screenwriter
Pablo Blanco
Cinematographer
Teo Delgado
Cinematographer
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