Direction: José María Berzosa, Ramón Chao y André Camp
Screenplay: José María Berzosa, Ramón Chao y André Camp
Photograph: Aurel Samson
Music: Luis de Pablos
Production: Louis Moillon. Société Française de Production
With the intervention of: Enrique Tierno Galván, José María de Areilza, Joaquín Ruiz Giménez, Simón Sánchez Montero, Pablo Castellano, Antonio García Trevijano, Marcos Ana , Venancio Marcos, Julián Ariza, Jaime Rodriguez
¡Arriba España! is a documentary on the Spanish Civil War and its impact on Spanish society, featuring testimonials, interviews and key sound and photo documents. With its masterful treatment of documentary materials, it is considered to be the most pungent analysis of the Franco regime in film.
The film summarises 30 years of Spanish history. Using archive materials and interviews from the 1936-1973 period and editing news shows, documentary films and interviews with contemporary politicians from both rightist and leftist parties, it shows the turning points in the history of Franquismo, including the assassination of Luis Carrero Blanco. A devastating attack on a terrible historical experience.