1919, Chronicle of Dawn (1983)

08/29/1983 (ES) Drama 1h 30m
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In 1939, José Garcés is in French prison camp after the defeat of Spain's Republicans. To entertain and inspire his fellow prisoners, he tells the story of becoming a man in 1919, the year he realized that learning to live is the same as learning to die. His stiff and demanding father loses a fortune in German war bonds, takes a job in Caspe, and leaves José on his own in Zaragoza to finish high school while apprenticing in a pharmacy. José courts his beloved Valentina via letters, becomes intimate with Isabel, a maid he meets in a cinema who shares his ideas of free love, and comes under the influence of El Checa, an anarchist and gentle teacher who leads a doomed revolt.

  1. Antonio José Betancor

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1919, Chronicle of Dawn
1919, Chronicle of Dawn

Original Title 1919, crónica del alba

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Original Language Spanish; Castilian

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