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Silencio roto / BROKEN SILENCE
Made in Spanish

In the winter of 1944, Lucía, recently turned 21, arrives at a small mountain village where she meets Manuel, a young blacksmith who collaborates with the guerrilla fighters known as the ?Maquis?, whom, refusing to accept the Fascist victory, have taken refuge in the mountains. Lucía is attracted by Manuel's smile and by the bravery of these men who continue to defend their beliefs, despite the risk to their lives. When Manuel goes into hiding with the Maquis, Lucía discovers just how inhospitable the mountains really are and that the empty streets of the town hold nothing but silence, horror and fear. But her passion for Manuel keeps her spirits up, as she waits for better days.
BIOGRAPHY
MONTXO ARMENDARIZ Olleta, (Navarre), 1949. An interest in ethnography led Armendáriz to make a number of documentaries and was also noticeable in his first feature, Tasio (1984). He won the Silver Shell at San Sebastian with 27 horas (27 hours, 1986) and the Golden Shell with Las cartas de Alou (Letters from Alou, 1990). His latest works are Historias del Kronen (Stories from the Kronen, 1994) and Secretos del corazón (Secrets of the Heart, 1997), winner of the Award for Best European Film at Berlin and various Goyas. Armendáriz won the National Cinematography Award in 1998.
CAST & CREW
Director
Montxo Armendariz
Screenplay
Montxo Armendariz
Photography
Guillermo Navarro
Edition
Rori Sáinz de Rozas
Music
Pascal Gaigne
Cast
Lucía Jiménez, Juan Diego Botto, Mercedes Sampietro, Álvaro de Luna
Sales
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Running Time
115 m.
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