While at War

Spain. Summer 1936. The famous writer Miguel de Unamuno decides to publicly support the military uprising that promises to bring order to the troubled situation in the country. He was immediately dismissed by the republican government as rector of the University of Salamanca. Meanwhile, General Franco manages to add his troops to the rebellious front and begins a successful campaign with the secret hope of taking sole command of the war. The bloody drift of the conflict and the imprisonment of some of his companions causes Unamuno to begin to question his initial position and to weigh his principles. When Franco moves his headquarters to Salamanca and is appointed Head of State in the national zone, Unamuno goes to his Palace, determined to make a request.

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  • October 3, 2021 (5:55pm)
Spanish with English subtitles


  • History, War, Drama


  • Alejandro Amenábar

Main Cast

  • Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego, Patricia López Arnaiz, Inma Cuevas;

Release Year

  • 2019


  • Mins: 103’