1936. David, an unemployed young man, leaves Liverpool to fight against Fascism in the early days of the Spanish Civil War. He joins an international section of the Republican Militia on the Aragon front and together with his comrades he experiences the passions of war.

On returning to Barcelona he finds he is torn between loyalty to the Communist Party and his new found love. The resolution of this conflict and David's return to his comrades at the front may seem tragic but his dream of revolutionary change remains undimmed.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ken Loach

Written by: Jim Allen

Produced by: Ken Loach, Rebecca O´Brien

Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd

Editing: Jonathan Morris

Production Design: Martin Johnson

Costume Design: Ana Alvargonzález

Original Score: George Fenton

Cast: Ian Hart (David), Rosana Pastor (Blanca), Iciar Bollain (Maite), Tom Gilroy (Lawrence), Marc Martinez (Vidal), Frederic Pierrot (Bernard)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Film 1995
  • Feature Film Selection 1995