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      The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone

      2003 1h 50m Documentary List
      Reviews 62% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In an area of northern Spain known as Basque Country, the Spanish government and the region's people are in a constant political struggle as the Basque people strive for autonomy, an effort that occasionally leads to bloodshed. Attempting to start a dialogue between the opposing factions, director Julio Medem conducts a series of interviews with numerous individuals about the issue -- even though the interviewees refuse to be in the same room. Through editing, Medem creates the conversation. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member It was a fairly even handed docu-film studying ETA and the unionists arguments for and against Basque nationalism. Trying to tie it into the local game of Pelota seemed to fail, more about the sport could have been mentioned and a greater analysis of the Basque identity should have been explored. It was a bit slow and overly generous to the ETA terrorists. Will no doubt help in its small way to romanticise the struggle of ETA. The enduring appeal of the group still lives on in the region even if it is increasingly villified by many. Interesting but there's a better film waiting to be made about the region. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member si lo encuentran, no dejen de ver este espectacular documental sobre el problema vasco Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In an area of northern Spain known as Basque Country, the Spanish government and the region's people are in a constant political struggle as the Basque people strive for autonomy, an effort that occasionally leads to bloodshed. Attempting to start a dialogue between the opposing factions, director Julio Medem conducts a series of interviews with numerous individuals about the issue -- even though the interviewees refuse to be in the same room. Through editing, Medem creates the conversation.
      Director
      Julio Medem
      Screenwriter
      Julio Medem
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      Spanish (Spain)
      Runtime
      1h 50m
      Sound Mix
      Surround