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While At War

While At War (DVD, PG)

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The first Spanish-language production in nearly 17 years from Oscar-winning writer/director Alejandro Amenbar (The Sea Inside, The Others, Agora), WHILE AT WAR is a powerful and hugely resonant historical drama set in the first months of the Spanish Civil War, depicting how the c...ountry inexorably slid into nearly four decades of fascism under dictator Francisco Franco. Its July, 1936. Nationalist forces take to the streets of Salamanca, challenging the authority of the democratically elected Second Spanish Republic, and arresting the citys mayor for the crime of being Republican. However, the esteemed Miguel de Unamuno (Karra Elejalde) author, professor, and rector, pays the uprising little mind: for all his wisdom and experience, this great man of letters doesnt believe that his country is under imminent threat. Initially defying his friends and family by publicly supporting the rebellion, its not until his colleagues are rounded up that Miguel begins to reconsider his principles, hoping he can exert his considerable influence to bring reason before its too late Nominated for 17 Spanish Academy (Goya) Awards in 2020, including Best Picture, Director and Actor, Amenbars deeply intelligent and spectacularly mounted drama depicts a nation split between those compelled by egalitarianism, and others driven by reactionary visions of how to make Spain great again. WHILE AT WAR sounds a powerful alarm about the complexity of patriotism, the perils of neutrality and how compassion and dialogue are too-often fragile virtues.
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DVD Code PAL218
Rating PG
Year 2019
Runtime 107 mins
Disks 1 disk(s)
Format DVD, PG
Released 30 Sep 2021
Available at supplier; usually ships 7-14 working days

Movie Information

Director Alejandro Amenabar
Cast and Crew Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernandez, Santi Prego, Nathalie Poza, Luis Bermejo, Tito Valverde, Patricia Lopez Arnaiz, Inma Cuevas, Carlos Serrano-Clark, Luis Zahera, Ainhoa Santamaria, Mireia Rey, Luis Callejo, Dafnis Balduz & Jorge Andreu
Languages Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio 1.77:1
Subtitles English
Tagline Sometimes silence is the worst lie.


Full details for this title

DVD Code PAL218
Stock Available
Status Available at supplier; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Madman Films
Released 30 Sep 2021
Publication Country
Format DVD, PG
Category Drama
Foreign Film
Number of Pages 1
Dimensions Height: 107mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Number of Disks 1