WHAT WE DID WAS SECRET

LO QUE HICIMOS FUE SECRETO

By David ÁLVAREZ

ELEVENTH FLOOR - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016

The total history of punk in Madrid (Spain): Hippies, trendy-leftists and proto-punks, the new wave, schisms and malice, elite punks against street attitude, posh punks vs. working class punk rockers, everybody against everybody, the arrival of political hardcore, squats, social movements...

Festivals
& Awards

In-Edit 2016
Best National Documentary
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2017
Music
Censurados 2017
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David ÁLVAREZ
    • Producer(s)
    • César FRESNEDA (Eleventh Floor), Sara CORT (Eleventh Floor), David ÁLVAREZ (Eleventh Floor)
    • Synopsis
    • As a “music scene” movie, the film follows the “Development - Top - Schism parameters”, albeit in a very"from within" way. It is a documentary that traces the immediate prehistory of the Spanish capital punk subculture, presenting the first bands (Kaka de Luxe, Ramoncín...), the underground press, the freak movement... like growing tadpoles in a dry dam ("we had to invent everything").From there to the first punk sprouts, when “everything” was valid, rapidly to the first schisms, when “nothing” was valid: the clubs vetoing punks; elite punks against the street knowledge of bands such as PVP, La Broma de Satán, Espasmódicos and La UVI; posh punks vs. working class punk rockers; police harassment; New Wave; the arrival of hardcore, the politics and the squats.
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