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Fernando Arrabal

L'arbre de Guernica

110' - 1975 - War, Drama - Dialogue: French
Director: Fernando Arrabal With: Mariangela Melato, Ron Faber, Cosimo Cinieri
The Spanish Civil War, as experienced by the town of Villa Ramiro. The local count and his Fascist nephews ally with the rebels; the count's son, indifferent to politics at the outset, later makes a choice; the town's teacher, Antonio Garcia, a pacifist, tries not to take sides but to inspire the children with ideas; a beautiful eccentric woman, Vandale, brings leadership and strength to the town; dwarfs long for equality. The fictive story of Villa Ramiro is inter-cut with archival footage of the war itself. The town is near Guernica, and the local Republicans draw inspiration from its freedom tree.

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Credits

Director

Fernando Arrabal

With

Mariangela Melato, Ron Faber, Cosimo Cinieri

Scenario

Fernando Arrabal, Francesco Cinieri

Director of Photography

Ramón F. Suárez

Editor

Renzo Lucidi

More information

Dialogue

French

Countries of production

Italy, France

Year

1975

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