Present-day Liverpool. While going through the papers of his recently deceased grandfather David, Kim discovers his past life as an anti-fascist militant. Unemployed, he left is fiancée Kitty in 1936 and left for Spain to defend his Republican ideals. He enlisted in the Workers’ Party of Marxist Unification (POUM) and cut his teeth as a militiaman before joining the front at Aragon. Faced with difficult living conditions and confrontations between the different factions, David is stripped of his idealism by the unfolding situation.
Director Ken Loach
Scriptwriting Jim Allen
Photography Barry Ackroyd
Music George Fenton
Cast Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Frédéric Pierrot