102' / 1990 / Italy, Spain
Spanish, Polish, Italian
English and spanish subtitled
Carmela, Paulino and Gustavete are travelling entertainers, trouping through Spain to perform their act before the Republican troops. Early one morning, the three artistes find themselves in Franco-controlled territory. In mute terror, the captive entertainers witness the deaths of several innocents at the hands of the fascists. Then they are forced to do a show for their captors. Swallowing their pride and hiding their disgust, the entertainers agree to do so. But Carmela is unable to go through with this humiliation: before an assembly a Francoites, she defiantly sings a paean to the Loyalist cause...and in so doing, achieves martyrdom.
|Screenplay:||Rafael Azcona, Carlos Saura|
|Photography:||José Luis Alcaine|
|Production:||Coproducción España-Italia: Iberoamericana Films / Ellepi|
|Producers:||Andrés Vicente Gómez|