17 HOURS

By Chema DE LA PEÑA

FILMAX - as SALES

Thriller - Completed 2011

Every minute counts when making History

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Historical
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Chema DE LA PEÑA
    • Writer(s)
    • Joaquin ANDÚJAR
    • Synopsis
    • It’s 1981 and Spanish Democracy has been in place for barely 3 years after almost 40 under the rule of a military dictatorship. On the 23rd February, a group of 200 armed soldiers, determined to restore their rule, storm the Congress of Deputies, kidnapping the 350 Members of Parliament inside. Chaos ensues as a warning shot is fired.
      Outside the building, fear sets in when the only national TV station spreads the unsteady news. Terrified of being plunged back into a military dictatorship, people run home and wait with baited breath for any news from the TV and radio.
      23-F is the story of the “longest night” in the history of Spanish Democracy. Seventeen and a half hours that caused the foundations of a young legitimate Government to tremble. A spectacular and thoroughly researched political thriller that helps understand the vulnerability of countries and how politics, but more importantly people, are the key to changing the fate of a nation.
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