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El Misterio Galíndez (The Galíndez File) (2003)

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Gerardo Herrero's political drama El Misterio Galíndez (The Galindez File) uses the real life 1956 disappearance of Spanish political refugee Jesus de Galindez as its subject. Saffron Burrows plays a privileged college girl named Muriel who travels to Spain in order to finish her doctoral thesis about political rebellion; Galindez is the main focus of her work. With the help of a pair of locals (Guillermo Toledo and Txema Blasco), she learns that Galindez was publicly critical of the Dominican Republic's political leaders who may have been responsible for his death. Muriel eventually travels to Miami in order to uncover the truth. She is opposed throughout her search by an FBI agent (Harvey Keitel) who wants keep the truth hidden as it would reveal unpleasant facts about the United States' role in his disappearance. The film was screened at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast

Saffron Burrows
as Muriel Colber
Eduard Fernández
as Jesús De Galíndez
John Furey
as Norman Radcliffe
Chete Lera
as Anmbassador
Txema Blasco
as Ricardo's uncle
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Critic Reviews for El Misterio Galíndez (The Galíndez File)

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What could have been a dynamic political thriller is, at best, a mildly interesting story that never gets beyond two dimensions.

November 10, 2003 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
Reeling Reviews

There is no mystery -- everyone seems to pretty much know what happened to Galindez, yet they keep trying to find out.

November 4, 2003 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
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