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THE ANARCHIST'S WIFE (photo © P'Artisan Film)

Over a million people lost their lives in the Spanish Civil War, two million were taken prisoner and half a million expulsed from Spain. Set during these harrowing years between Franco's putsch and the end of World War II, this is the story of a couple and their undying love. Lawyer Justo Calderón is a glowing Republican who fights Franco both in the trenches and on the radio as the "Voice of the Revolution." His elegant young wife Manuela is spoiled, non-political, but a loving mother to their daughter Paloma and intensely in love with her husband. The young family undergoes all the horrors of the Civil War, all the pain of betrayal, imprisonment and torture, all the anguish of separation. When Franco's troops win, Manuela loses all contact with Justo. Alone, without money, she and Paloma struggle to survive. Yet Manuela never gives up believing that she will find Justo again one day. In her tireless search for her husband, she sees a photo in a magazine article on former concentration camp prisoners and becomes convinced that it is Justo. Her search now takes on a new urgency...
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Directors Marie Noëlle, Peter Sehr
Screenplay Marie Noëlle
Cinematography Jean-Francois Robin
Luis de la Madrid
Frédéric Sanchez, Zacarías Martinez de la Riva
Juan Botella Ruiz Castillo, Marta Blasco
Cast Irene Visedo, Laura Morante, Jean-Marc Barr, Ivana Baquero, Nina Hoss, Juan Diego Botto, Maria Valverde
Producers Peter Sehr, Marie Noëlle
Production Company P'Artisan Filmproduktion/Munich, in co-production with ZIP Films/Barcelona, Ciné Boissière/Joinville-le-Pont
Runtime 112 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Sundance 2009, CPH:PIX 2009, Sao Paulo 2009, Kolkata 2009, Creteil 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Deutsch-Franzoesisches Minitraité, Deutscher Filmfoerderfonds (DFFF)
German Distributor Zorro Film/Munich

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