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58 Ratings



Directed by Vicente Aranda
Spain, Italy, 1996
Drama, History, War


When government troops march into Barcelona at the beginning of Spain’s civil war in 1936, young nun Maria is forced to leave her convent and take shelter in, of all places, a bordello. But a fiery idealist there turns Maria’s world upside down.

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Freedomfighters Directed by Vicente Aranda

Awards & Festivals

Tokyo International Film Festival

1996 | Winner: Special Jury Prize

Goya Awards

1997 | 6 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

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