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hocklermp520 Mar 2018 2:59 p.m. PST

Netflix has a Spanish film titled "1898" that portrays the epic siege of 50 Spanish soldiers in the church of the town of Baler on the island of Luzon by Philippine revolutionaries for 11 months. The Spanish refused to surrender even when told the war was over and the Americans had bought the islands for $20 USD million. Wikipedia has an article on the siege and the film accurately portrays events. Well worth your time and be sure and read the Wikipedia article.

londoncalling20 Mar 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

Saw this, and I had really meant to post. I thought it was superb, a really unusual subject in a conflict I had little understanding of. Recommended !

FoxtrotPapaRomeo20 Mar 2018 3:46 p.m. PST

And further, in the Netflix series, El Ministerio del Tiempo, two of the time travellers are in the Baler garrison (Julian as a medic and Alonso sent to eventually extract him).

Have a buenos dias, FPR

Rudysnelson20 Mar 2018 4:05 p.m. PST

Watched it several weeks ago. Really liked the clothing info presented.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2018 4:24 p.m. PST

Highly recommend as well. Excellent movie!

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2018 6:58 p.m. PST

I have it on DVD.Very good movie. I also have Amigo,it's about the Philippine Insurrection.I haven't watched it yet.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2018 10:42 p.m. PST

Watched it on Netflix a few weeks ago. Thought it was a very good movie ! thumbs up

Col Durnford21 Mar 2018 6:16 a.m. PST

Top of the line movie. I loved the way the uniforms faded as the movie progressed.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

Loved it..rarely filmed subject.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 2:50 p.m. PST

I thought it was pretty solid. Definitely worth a watch, if for no other reason than it will relay to Netflix that there is a market for historical/military drama. Netflix does a very respectable job, especially in giving its US audience access to a lot of foreign content, but their AI needs to see an interest for that to continue.

That's the main reason I've been watching "Tiempo de guerra" (aka Morocco: Love in Times of War). It's a bit like "The Crimson Field" except set in Morocco during the Rif War. Not a lot of bang-bang shooty stuff parts, and many of the plot lines are cliched (ˇI must find my brother and fiancé !) but it does give a nice period feel. Also, as a ‘murican who is used to hearing Mexican, Salvadoran and Honduran Spanish, the Castilian of the upper-class volunteer nurses is very different.

Cacique Caribe21 Mar 2018 3:39 p.m. PST

I guess now I know what I'm watching tonight!

Thanks for the heads-up, Hocklermp5.


hunter4a21 Jan 2020 1:16 p.m. PST

And the movie "Heneral Luna" is another entertaining movie on the SAW. Definitely some Filipino Hero worship but it was an interesting movie. Last Stand Dan

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