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The Silence of Others (2019)




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This documentary probes the state-sanctioned amnesia towards the crimes of the Franco regime. It follows the efforts of a few ageing survivors as they try to repeal the controversial Amnesty Law and bring former perpetrators to justice.


Critic Reviews for The Silence of Others

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Informative, if not always as specific as it might have been.

May 7, 2019 | Full Review…

It's intricately fascinating material, even if it doesn't culminate in the cathartic climax that a fictitious version of this story would demand; Spain's reckoning with its history remains a nascent work in progress.

April 24, 2019 | Full Review…
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Calls for justice mostly fall on stony ground in The Silence of Others, a stirring documentary about the victims of Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco and their ongoing fight to extract some kind of legal payback.

February 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Thank you, filmmakers and Argot Pictures, for reminding us there is still work to do.

May 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar's documentary is monumental for its clamorous sounding of an alarm.

May 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"The Silence of Others" carries an essential message for this moment and for the victims of past crimes.

March 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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