Franco's Settlers

2013 [SPANISH]

Documentary / History

IMDb Rating 7.4 10 36

Plot summary

March 12, 2023 at 01:49 AM


Lucía Palacios

Top cast

Adolf Hitler as Self
Juan Diego Botto as Narrator
1.02 GB
Spanish 2.0
25 fps
1 hr 53 min
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Reviewed by ana-i-romano 9 / 10

My opinion

Great and methodical work of Lucia and Dietmar. As a citizen of Llanos has been a pleasure to follow the work they have done, the treatment given to the information collected and the delicacy with which they have treat us. The result of their work is a great story that is beyond of the town limits and makes us reflect on the Spanish transition to democracy and its unexplained gaps and shortcomings. They are brave to talk about an issue inexplicably still taboo in Spain. This can be seen clearly by observing the different interviews. It would be advisable to discuss the Spanish we could open our recent history, I hope this documentary will help it.

Reviewed by noemi-argerich 9 / 10

Something is rotten in the state of Spain

"Spain is different" was Franco's Spain touristic slogan in the 60s. And it is indeed. This brilliantly researched work shows us an example of Spain's peculiarity. With their very relevant selection of archival footage, interviews and printed materials, the authors bring us into a coherently narrated time-travel to the hardest times of post-war Spain while, at the same time, we get through the interposed interviews the contradicting perspectives that some of the still living protagonists have nowadays. The documentary presents the opinions not only of the citizens of Llanos, but also of a very prominent francoist ministry and of socialist ex prime minister Felipe González, the leader of post-francoist Spain in the 80s and early 90s. The documentary "Los colonos del Caudillo" is a very important document for those interested in understanding the very complex relationship of Spain with its fascist past and the present difficulties in dealing with it and repairing its victims.

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