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La vaquilla (The Heifer)

La vaquilla (The Heifer) Luis García Berlanga

The story on the front of the Spanish Civil War of the attempted robbery of a heifer by the Republican soldiers from a town taken over by the rebels is a true, too human, satire on the war. In a time when cinema recovered the war and the postwar period —when it was an obligation with historical memory and with the necessary relief after almost half a century of dictatorship—, Berlanga and Azcona propose a corrosive look towards the conflict presenting the fight for life through a vicissitude that, in its lack of epic, defines the humanity of which the poor soldiers are true bearers, oblivious to what is involved in the horror and nonsense of war.

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