A Time for Defiance
|La hora de los valientes|
|Directed by||Antonio Mercero|
|Produced by||Enrique Cerezo|
|Written by||Horacio Varcarcel
|Music by||Bingen Mendizábal|
|Edited by||José María Biurrún|
|Distributed by||Sogecine film|
A Time for Defiance (Spanish: La hora de los valientes, literally The Hour of the Brave) is a 1998 Spanish war drama film directed by Antonio Mercero about the Spanish Civil War. Adriana Ozores won a Goya Award as Best Supporting Actress. It was also entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Special Silver St. George.
In Madrid, during the bombing of November 1936, in the Spanish Civil War, the Republican Government decided on the evacuation of paintings from the Prado Museum. Manuel (played by Gabino Diego), a 28-year-old security guard, finds a self-portrait of Goya abandoned in one corner. He hides the painting and flees the bombing of his house.
- Gabino Diego as Manuel
- Leonor Watling as Carmen
- Adriana Ozores as Flora
- Luis Cuenca as Melquíades
- Héctor Colomé as Lucas
- Ramón Agirre as Portero
- Aten Soria as Filo
- Juan José Otegui as Professor Miralles
- Josep Maria Pou as Heliodoro (as José María Pou)
- Txema Blasco as Cuñado Professor
- Ramón Langa as Director Bellas Artes
- "21st Moscow International Film Festival (1999)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-23.
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