THE GALINDEZ FILE

EL MISTERIO GALÍNDEZ

By Gerardo HERRERO

LATIDO FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Thriller - Completed 2003


    • Year of production
    • 2003
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • SPAIN, UNITED KINGDOM, CUBA, PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 124 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gerardo HERRERO
    • Writer(s)
    • Luis MARÍAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Gerardo HERRERO, Javier LÓPEZ
    • Synopsis
    • New York and the Dominican Republic in the 1950's. Madrid, the Basque Country, Miami and the Dominican Republic in the 1980's. The Galindez Mystery unfolds in these places and eras. It is a film that combines real and fictional events, as well as living and dead characters, to portray and denounce the more or less secret, more or less legal U.S. strategy used to support Latin American dictatorships and their crimes.
      In the late 80's, U.S. citizen Muriel Colbert arrives in Spain to work on her doctoral thesis. It's a historical thesis about Jesús Galíndez, a Basque politician who lived in exile in the United States following the Spanish Civil War and disappeared under strange circumstances in 1956.
      In Spain, Muriel contacts another exile, an elderly writer who points her toward the last people to see Galindez alive.
      That gets her started on research that quickly shifts from academic to political, as those responsible for Galindez's death use every means available to stop the university student before she uncovers and denounces what really happened.
      Madrid, the Basque Country, the Dominican Republic and Miami are the places Muriel visits during this quest, spurred on not only by a historian's passion but more and more by emotions and feelings she had thought were long buried. For The Galindez Mystery is not just a political thriller. It is also the story of several people and their deep ethical and emotional commitments, like the love between Muriel and Ricardo, the Spaniard who ends up having to pick up the baton where the unfortunate Muriel dropped it, cornered by Galindez's murderers.
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