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Land and Freedom (1995)

30 Mar

109m; U.K.

Director: Ken Loach

Cast: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor and Icíar Bollaín

Synopsis: A young British communist volunteers to fight in Spain with the POUM militia in the civil war.  He joins an international set of leftists in the fight, however the POUM eventually becomes a target not only of the fascists, but also of the Stalin-backed Spanish republic.  The film is loosely based on George Orwell’s memoir of the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia.

 

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