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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

I AM DOCU



The Final Escape

Albert SOLÉ

  • Spain
  • 2011
  • 80min
  • Beta
  • color/black and white

Synopsis

After 50 years of fighting on all possible fronts - the Spanish Civil War, prison, Spain’s period of transition, social movements and, later, cooperating with development in Central America – Miguel Núñez stumbled headlong to the ground, with the evidence that, at 87 years of age and afflicted by a serious respiratory illness, he had only a little time left in life. Consistent with his ideals until the end, he immersed himself in his final battle: to achieve a dignified death by ensuring that the doctors were not using any form of life-sustaining therapy on him. More than death, Miguel feared unnecessary suffering. This is the story of a ‘hero of our times’, as the writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán described him. A man who spent 14 years in Franco’s jails was sentenced to death, tortured and risked his life on countless occasions for his universal dreams of social justice. Coherent, lucid and sarcastic until his last breath, Miguel organized and controlled every detail of his adventurous life. Alongside creating a chronicle of the final few months of a man who was tortured various times and finally died as he wanted, The Final Escape also aims to pay tribute to the generation of idealists to which Miguel belonged.

Review

Director

  • Albert SOLÉ

    Worked as a TV reporter specialising in social and international subjects for TVE and TV3, Albert Solé began directing documentaries in 2000. He directed his first documentary film in 2007, Bucharest, Memory Lost and the film was premiered in many cinemas throughout Spain and won the Goya Award for Best Documentary.  The Final Escape (2011) 1 Day (2009) Bucharest, Memory Lost (2007)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerAlbert SOLÉ
  • Screenwriter Albert SOLÉ
  • Cinematography Hans HANSEN
  • Editor Hans HANSEN
  • Sound Marc CASADEMUNT

Production Company / Distributor / Sales

Production Company  Minimal Films 

Distributor/Sales  Java Films 4-6 Villa Thoreton 75015 Paris, France

Tel  33 1 40 60 26 24

E-mail  contact@javafilms.fr​