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The Endless Trench (2019)The Endless Trench (2019)

The Endless Trench (2019)

A cathartic meditation on isolation

Drama, History, Thriller

7.3

movie

Canada, France

English, Spanish

Challenging, Character-driven

2019

Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño

Aitor Arregi, Antonio de la Torre, Antonio Romero

148 min

Synopsis

A small village in Huelva, Andalusia, Spain, 1936. Higinio and Rosa have been married only for a few months when the Civil War breaks out. Higinio, being afraid of possible reprisals from the rebel faction, decides to use a hole dug in his own house as a temporary hideout.

Our Take

7.3
The Staff

This historical drama opens with one of the most thrilling chase scenes in recent memory, as Higinio Blanco, the man at the center of the story, escapes government forces during the Spanish Civil War.

He goes into hiding that, without him realizing, would last 33 years. He would only emerge in a government amnesty in 1969, as would many like him across Spain.

Themes of love (Higinio was confined with his newlywed wife), solitude and fear are at the center of a story that remains thrilling even when it goes through the isolation years.

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