The Silence of Others (2018)

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This documentary probes the state-sanctioned amnesia towards the crimes of the Franco regime. It follows the efforts of a few ageing survivors as they try to repeal the controversial Amnesty Law and bring former perpetrators to justice.

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Calls for justice mostly fall on stony ground in The Silence of Others, a stirring documentary about the victims of Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco and their ongoing fight to extract some kind of legal payback.

Feb 21, 2018 | Full Review…

These three stories are well constructed and are a touching way for these victims to be able to leave their testimonies. [Full Review in Spanish]

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

[An] overwhelming and clairvoyant documentary by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, produced by Pedro Almodóvar. [Full review in Spanish]

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a powerful, meticulously constructed and empathetic documentary which highlights a travesty most people outside of Spain won't be aware of.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The Silence of Others must be seen on the big screen where we can appreciate its beautiful imagery and sound, and give our complete concentration to its momentous story about a country that should not forget its history.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Bahar and Carracedo not only successfully deliver the narrative details of their real-life drama, but adequately provide the context we need to appreciate its socio-political resonance.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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