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The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca


The fate of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca under the brutal Franco regime is the subject of this political thriller. Esai Morales plays an expatriate writer named Ricardo who returns to his hometown Granada in 1954 to find out what happened to Lorca … see full wiki

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A fantasy about the death of a famous poet

  • Feb 15, 2011
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This film is a fictionalized version of the death of the Spanish poet, dramatist, and theater director Garcia Lorca (1898-1936). Many people think that he was among the thousands who were shot to death at age 38 by anti-communist pro-Franco forces during the Spanish American War (1936-1939). Francisco Franco was the right-wing head of Spain from 1936, the year of Lorca's death, until his own death in 1975. Estimates of deaths during the war vary from 190,000 to a half million.

The film imagines a twenty-year old returning to Franco's Spain from safety in Puerto Rico twenty years after Lorca's death to discover who killed him. The young man had seen Lorca when he was very young and was impressed by Lorca's writings and by his personality. He wants to write a book about the poet. He hears many lies about what happened to Lorca, and it is obvious that people in Franco's Spain are trying to cover up the shooting. He is threatened repeatedly, beaten up twice, and his father calls from Puerto Rico begging him to return. What he finds out shocks him.
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