Land and Freedom


1h 49m 1995

Brief Synopsis

The year was 1936. Spain was still, in effect, a feudal society. Wealthy landowners, joined by churchmen, industrialists, and army officers, feared the growing power of the working class and began to organize to retain their power and privilege. On July 18, 1936, the military, led by Fascist General

Film Details

Also Known As
Land and Freedom - A Story From the Spanish Revolution
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Bbc Films; Bim Distribuzione; British Screen Finance; Eastman Kodak; Eurimages; Metrocolor; Parallax Pictures; PathT International; Pathe Image; Sales Company; Sales Company; StudioCanal; Televisi=n Espa±ola (TVE)
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures; Alta Films; Curzon Artificial Eye; Diaphana Distribution; Gramercy Pictures; Nurit Shani; Polygram Video
Location
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom; Aragon, Spain; Barcelona, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

The year was 1936. Spain was still, in effect, a feudal society. Wealthy landowners, joined by churchmen, industrialists, and army officers, feared the growing power of the working class and began to organize to retain their power and privilege. On July 18, 1936, the military, led by Fascist General Franco, rose up to stop the small steps to democracy that had been achieved. Thus began the Spanish Civil War. In England, an unemployed young man named David leaves Liverpool to join an international division of the Republican Militia in the fight against Fascism in Spain. Together with freedom fighters from Spain, England, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany and the United States, he experiences the spoils of love and the passions of war. In the struggle for land and freedom, death is not a sacrifice, it's an honor. And when passion seizes the hearts and minds of those who believe deeply in a cause, one simple truth emerges... There is nothing worth living for that isn't worth dying for.

Cast

Ian Hart

David

Rosana Pastor

Blanca

Iciar Bollain

Maite

Tom Gilroy

Lawrence

Marc Martinez

Vidal

Frtdtric Pierrot

Bernard

Andres Aladren

Militia Member

Raffaele Cantatore

Militia Member

Paul Laverty

Militia Member

Eoin Mccarthy

Militia Member

Sergi Calleja

Militia Member

Pascal Demolon

Militia Member

Josep Magem

Militia Member

Jurgen Muller

Militia Member

Emilia Samper

Militia Member

Suzanne Maddock

Kim

Mandy Walsh

Dot

Miguel Cabrillana

Speaker At Meeting

Angela Clarke

Kitty

Rafael Diaz

Barracks Officer

Felicio Pellicer

Nationalist Officer

Ricard Arilla

Priest

Jordi Dauder

Salas

Pep Molina

Concierge

Enriqueta Ferre

Old Woman

Asuncion Royo

Casado

Francesc Orella

Man In Ambulance

Phil O'brien

Man In Ambulance

Dave Seddon

Man In Ambulance

Xavier Amatller

Man On The Train

Jose Luis Prats

Man On The Train

Jaime Prats

Man On The Train

Carles Vilarrasa

Man On The Train

Fina Alcaniz

Townsperson

Ernesto Grau

Townsperson

Maites Lucas

Townsperson

Lola Olives

Townsperson

Pepa Palatsi

Townsperson

Aniceto Rallo

Townsperson

Jose Antonio Ripolles

Townsperson

Manolo Vicent

Townsperson

Claudio Dominguez

Townsperson

Maria Floch

Townsperson

Sebastia Marmana

Townsperson

Maria Eugenia Palatsi

Townsperson

Miguel Quintana

Townsperson

Paco Rangel

Townsperson

Consol Segura

Townsperson

David Allen

Man On The Roof

Manel Anoro

Man On The Roof

Lali Cambra

Man On The Roof

Cristobal Estudillo

Man On The Roof

Adoni Gonzalez

Man On The Roof

Jose Luis Gonzalez

Man On The Roof

Marius Lou

Man On The Roof

Pep Navarro

Man On The Roof

Antonio Pellicer

Man On The Roof

Pepe Valenzuela

Man On The Roof

Joan Pau Romani

Woman In The Cafe

Santi Celaya

Man In The Cafe

Josep Galindo

Man In The Cafe

Sergio Garcia

Man In The Cafe

Daniel Munoz

Man In The Cafe

Neus Agullo

Blanca'S Parent

Pep Cortes

Blanca'S Parent

Angie Clarke

Crew

Filmstiftung Nordrhein-westfalen (nrw)

Funding (Germany)

Reyes Abades

Special Effects Supervisor

Caitlin Acheson

Assistant

Barry Ackroyd

Director Of Photography

Victor Alba

Special Thanks

Jim Allen

Screenwriter

Ana Alvargonzalez

Costume Designer

Ray Beckett

Sound Recordist

Joan Benet

2nd Camera

Lisa Berger

Other

David Boardman

Advice And Research

Yousaf Bokhari

Production Manager

Jeff Bowen

Location Manager

Kevin Brazier

Dubbing Editor

Mary Brehony

Lawyer

Carles Bria

Production Assistant

Paco Calvo

Assistant Director

Cosmo Campbell

2nd Camera

Michael Carney

Props

Mike Carney

Props

Enrique Casanas

Special Thanks

Nuria Casanueva

Production Assistant

Javier Catalan

Electrician

Juan Chavero

Wardrobe

Paul Chedlow

Stills Photographer

Javier Chinchilla

Assistant Director

Amanda Clarkson

Caterer

Ken Clarkson

Caterer

John Clucas

Production Assistant

Fracesc Codina

Location Manager

Laia Colet

Props

Annie Crawford

Wardrobe

Daphne Dare

Costume Designer (United Kingdom)

Glenys Davies

Assistant Director

Angie Desaz

Wardrobe

Rafael Diaz

Advice And Research

Marco Diglio

Electrician

Andy Durgan

Advice And Research

Paco Escofet

Props

Guillermo Escribano

Assistant Director

Pablo Espinoza

Wardrobe

Marta Esteban

Associate Producer

Wendy Ettinger

Casting

Ulrich Felsberg

Executive Producer

Daniele Fennigs

Production Contact

George Fenton

Music

Coronel Julio Ferrer

Advice And Research

Susie Figgis

Casting

Paul Filby

Boom Operator

Clive Freeth

Electrician

Jesus Garcia

Advice And Research

Zuso Gil Garcia

Assistant

Jeremy Gee

2nd Camera

Fergus Glegg

Assistant Designer

Paul Glegg

2nd Assistant Editor

Belen Goni

Production Accountant

Nick Goodall

Carpenter

Paul Grech-ellul

Other

Neil Grinson

Assistant Director

Jim Hall

Props

Stephen Hargreaves

Construction Manager

Julian Hearne

Assistant Director

Matias Hederra

Electrician

Gerardo Herrero

Executive Producer

Sally Hibbin

Executive Producer

Rafael Hosteleria

Caterer

David Howell-evans

Art Department Coordinator

Paul Hulme

Music Recording

Baz Irvine

Other

Patrick Isherwood

Production Accountant

Martin Johnson

Production Designer

Jacob Jove

Props

David Kipling

Wardrobe

Charlie Lazaro

Assistant Director

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Jose Luis Lopez

Props

Drac Magic

Special Thanks

Maria Manonelles

Special Thanks

David Martinez

Assistant Director

Damia Matthews

Production Assistant

Anne Mcewan

Makeup Artist

Xavier Millan

Props Master

Llorens Miquel

Other

Pedro Alvarez Moreno

Special Effects Technician

Andrew Morris

Boom Operator

Anthony Morris

1st Assistant Editor

Lena Mossum

Wardrobe

Elias Muratet

Lawyer

Elizabeth Nash

Production Notes

Madrid Pathe News

Special Thanks

Rebecca O'brien

Producer

David Old

Dubbing Mixer

Basilio Martin Patino

Other

Basilio Martin Patino

Special Thanks

Concha Perez

Special Thanks

Albert Planes

Production Assistant

Steve Pochetty

Electrician

Joe Porter

Other

Nuri Preminger

Production Coordinator

Diego Quemada-dizz

Other

Joan Rocabert

Advice And Research

Zavier Roch

Other

Pati Rosales

Unit Manager

Lidia Roure

Assistant Set Dresser

Richard Rousseau

Casting

Kim Ryan

Other

Francisco Sanchez

Carpenter

Sandra Sanchez

Assistant

Pilar Santiago

Special Thanks

Eric Schwarz

Other

Dominic Seal

Gaffer

Felix Sepulveda

Special Effects Technician

Laura Sigon

Other

Roger Smith

Editor

Shellie Smith

Production Coordinator

Iva Sopena

Production Assistant

Bob Stagg

Stagehand

Adrian Thomas

Music Pre-Production

Tomas Urban

Other

Marta Valsecchi

Casting

Jaume Vilalta

Production Assistant

Jackie Walsh

Assistant

Mick Ward

Assistant Director

Peter Watson

Title

Nigel Willoughby

2nd Camera

Linda Wilson

Set Dresser

Tessa Wolpe

Production Contact

Boris Zapata

Sound Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Land and Freedom - A Story From the Spanish Revolution
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Bbc Films; Bim Distribuzione; British Screen Finance; Eastman Kodak; Eurimages; Metrocolor; Parallax Pictures; PathT International; Pathe Image; Sales Company; Sales Company; StudioCanal; Televisi=n Espa±ola (TVE)
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures; Alta Films; Curzon Artificial Eye; Diaphana Distribution; Gramercy Pictures; Nurit Shani; Polygram Video
Location
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom; Aragon, Spain; Barcelona, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner, along with Emir Kusturica's "Underground" (1995/France/Germany/Czech Republic/Yugoslavia), of the Prix Moussinac for Best Foreign Film from the French Union of Film Critics.

Co-winner, along with Theo Angelopoulos' "Ulysses' Gaze" (Greece/Italy/France/1995) of the FIPRESCI award at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

Nominated for the Alexander Korda Award for British Film of the Year (1995) by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the 1995 Cesar Award for Best Foreign Picture.

Winner of the 1995 Felix Award for European Film of the Year from the European Film Academy.

Released in United States Spring March 15, 1996

Expanded Release in United States March 29, 1996

Expanded Release in United States April 5, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 15, 1996

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States August 1995

Released in United States December 1995

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States April 1997

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 15, 1995.

Shown at Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival (Opening Gala) August 13-27, 1995.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 3-13, 1995.

Shown at International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba December 5-15, 1995.

Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Best of the Indies" September 5-15, 1996.

Shown at Chicago Latino Film Festival April 11-14, 1997.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Completed shooting June 28, 1994.

Began shooting May 9, 1994.

Expanded release in Spain April 21, 1995.

Limited release in Spain April 7, 1995.

Released in United States Spring March 15, 1996

Expanded Release in United States March 29, 1996

Expanded Release in United States April 5, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 15, 1996

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (British Film Showcase) October 19 - November 2, 1995.)

Released in United States August 1995 (Shown at Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival (Opening Gala) August 13-27, 1995.)

Released in United States August 1995 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 3-13, 1995.)

Released in United States April 1997 (Shown at Chicago Latino Film Festival April 11-14, 1997.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 15, 1995.)

Released in United States December 1995 (Shown at International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba December 5-15, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Best of the Indies" September 5-15, 1996.)