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Orange Honey

Rated NR 90 minutes 2012

A young soldier in 1950, working as personal secretary to a military judge of the Franco regime, is shaken when his boss orders the political execution of a young man who cared for the soldier's sick mother. Before long the hero has been recruited by the antifascist underground, and this 2012 Spanish feature begins to partake of certain plot mechanics familiar from recent potboilers about anti-Nazi conspirators (Flame & Citron, Winter in Wartime). This is competently done, but I must confess that I had to watch it from a preview DVD with a big studio logo smack in the middle of the frame, so anyone showing up for this is likely to enjoy it more than I did. Imanol Uribe directed. In Spanish with subtitles.

Film Credits

Director: Imanol Uribe

Producer: Daniel Bajo, Enrique Kuhn, Nieves Maroto, Luís Galvao Teles and Enrique González Macho

Cast: Blanca Suárez, Angela Molina, Karra Elejalde, Barbara Lennie, Eduard Fernández, Antonio Dechent, Carlos Santos, Nora Navas, Filipe Duarte, Jesús Carroza, Iban Garate, José Poga, Marco D'Almeida, Oti Manzano and Óscar Corrales

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