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The Silent War
Australian Premiere
Reel Español

It's 1944 and a group of Spanish guerrillas have learned some things from the French Resistance. With the Nazi occupation of France at an end, they turn their attention – and newfound skills – back towards Spain, intending to overthrow General Franco’s dictatorial regime.

But after one ill-fated battle, the mission for the two survivors Vicente (Hugo Silva, 70 Big Ones SFF19) and the deaf Anselmo (in a stellar performance, Asier Etxeandia, Pain and Glory 2019) is to stay alive. An adrenaline-charged manhunt following Anselmo begins, and when a Russian mercenary is added into the mix, the results are electrifying.

Director Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas does not hold back on the suspense in his adaptation of the 2018 cult graphic novel Sordo by David Muñoz and Rayco Pulido. Literally translating to “deaf” in English, Sordo – like The Silent War – emphasises the challenges Anselmo faces.

A dynamic, heart-racing explosion of thrills and spills, The Silent War is a gripping journey where obsession, determination and courage reign supreme.

A winner.
Movie Nation
Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas
Asier Etxeandia, Hugo Silva, Aitor Luna, Olimpia Melinte
2019 | 123 min | Spain | War, Thriller
Spanish with English subs

Festivals & Awards

Special Award, Feroz Awards, 2020
Best Sound Design, Music + Sound Awards 2020
Original Score for an Action/Adventure/ Thriller Feature, Reel Music Awards 2019
Best Spanish Film, Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2019