La Fête Espagnole (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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La Fête Espagnole is an ironic title referring to the Spanish Civil War, the setting for this interesting 1930s' drama about romance, politics, and the inhuman caprices of war. Georgenko (Peter van Eyck) is a part of a volunteer brigade going into Spain to fight the fascist Franco and his army. But Georgenko misses his transport and ends up heading out on his own. Because of that, he runs into Nathalie (Dahlia Lavi) an American woman who shares his sentiments about fighting Franco. Love soon develops and becomes such a powerful force that the new couple rethink their desire to join the foreign brigade and the war -- with disastrous consequences.

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anarchy, Communism, love, mercenary, POW/MIA, revolution, romance, survivor, war