Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In this fictionalized docudrama, 30 Basque terrorists escape from prison in Segovia not long after Franco dies (1975) and make their way to the French border. They dig a tunnel out of the prison and flee into the mountains without too much difficulty, but then after some help from a truck driver, the French border patrols spot them as they continue on foot. Some are picked up and brought back to prison, others escape to France, and among those escapees, one is telling this story in 1977, just before King Juan Carlos extended an amnesty to all 30 and they were released. It would seem that the Basque separatist movement was behind the 30 men, yet the reasons for their original incarceration are never made quite clear.
amnesty, captive, captor, escape, prison, terrorism, tunnel