The Silence of Others

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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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  • It's intricately fascinating material, even if it doesn't culminate in the cathartic climax that a fictitious version of this story would demand; Spain's reckoning with its history remains a nascent work in progress.

    Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

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  • 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…
  • "The Silence of Others" carries an essential message for this moment and for the victims of past crimes.

    Mar 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | 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…

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