THE KING OF CANFRANC

EL REY DE CANFRANC

By Manuel PRIEDE, José Antonio BLANCO

NAVARRA DE SERVICIOS AUDIOVISUALES S.L. - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013

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San Sebastian 2013
Zabaltegui
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 67 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Manuel PRIEDE, José Antonio BLANCO
    • Writer(s)
    • Marcos ESCUDERO, José Antonio BLANCO
    • Producer(s)
    • Mikel PRUAÑO (NAVARRA DE SERVICIOS AUDIOVISUALES S.L.), Javier PRUAÑO
    • Synopsis
    • 1940. The railway station Canfranc, magnificent piece of engineering of the 20s, becomes a strategic point of passage of goods between Spain and Germany: food, iron and tungsten to nourish the war that bleeds Europe. At the same time and under a semblance of normalcy, the head of the French customs, the Albert Lay is an active spy for the Resistance.
      It contributes to hundreds of Jews, dissidents and allied soldiers achieve spend the Spanish border road to freedom. But the Gestapo decides to stop him. Someone tells you at the last moment and embarks on a bizarre flight that starts with an innocent walk. He is the king of Canfranc.
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