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Roads to the South

  • Drama
  • 1978
  • Joseph Losey
  • 100 mins

Summary

The story of an exiled Spanish revolutionary, now a successful screenwriter, dangerously drawn back to his homeland and the "good fight" for freedom from fascism.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Conceived by Jorge Semprun and Yves Montand as a companion piece to The War Is Over (1966) on which they'd worked with Alain Resnais, this downbeat drama about the growing disillusionment of an old-style socialist has none of the intellectual intensity of its predecessor and comes across as an old man's lament for past times and missed opportunities. Originally intended for the small screen, Joseph Losey's film has its touching moments, particularly when Montand and his young lover, Miou-Miou, head back to Spain on the death of Franco. But, mostly, it's an interminably polemical picture, which offers few historical or contemporary insights.

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Credits

Cast

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LarreaYves Montand
JuliaMiou-Miou
EveFrance Lambiotte
LaurentLaurent Malet
MiguelJosé Luis Gómez

Crew

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DirectorJoseph Losey

Details

Languages
French
Formats
Colour
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