Salvador Puig Antich : The Film

On 2 March 1974, the young militant of the Movimiento Ibérico de Liberación (Iberian Liberation Movement), Salvador Puig Antich, became the last political prisoner to be executed in Spain by the garrotte. This is his story and that of the desperate attempts of his family, colleagues and lawyers to avoid his execution…


This slick, commercial melodrama offers us no explanation of Salvador Puig Antich’s actual battle, the reasons why he fought and perished, what he believed in, the process whereby he became radicalised politically and his commitment to the struggle alongside what was then the most radically anti-capitalist strand of the workers’ movement…

Yeah well, at least it doesn’t star Penélope-Fucking-Cruz.*

See also : [Spanish]

*Even if she is a vegetarian… and cute.

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