Disappearance of Garcia Lorca, The

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +3

Content: -1 1/2

The Spanish Civil war was a time of suffering and heroism. Garcia Lorca (Andy Garcia), one of Spain's finest poets, brought the pain and passion to life. But he mysteriously vanished shortly after the communists took power. Twenty years later, a young man exiled with his family in Puerto Rico, returns to his homeland to learn the truth about Lorca and his disappearance. Young Ricardo (Esai Morales) was powerfully impacted by Lorca's poems and plays as a young boy. But unfortunately, Lorca was hated by his father and his father's best friend, a general in the military and communist sympathizer. Ricardo returns to Spain a young man and a journalist. But as he searches for the truth, he finds his presence more and more disturbing to those in power. And when he refuses to leave, he must find the truth before those who wish to supress it find him. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF GARCIA LORCA combines the cinematography of "A Walk in the Clouds" with the harrowing truth-telling of "Schindler's List." Preview won't be surprised if the movie receives several nominations for Academy Awards.

The Spanish Civil War evoked the best and worst in mankind, and LORCA portrays both. Lorca, believing every man must face his enemies with courage, refuses to go into hiding and travels back to his home town knowing the army would arrest him there. But tragically, this powerful movie is marred by foul language and sex. In addition to three crude words and four obscenites, the Lord's name is taken in vain three times. A sex scene between Ricardo and the general's beautiful young daughter showcases female breast nudity and adultery. The war-crime violence becomes harrowing and will disturb some viewers, but the violence is never glorified or condoned. Some viewers may become offended by a scene in which characters in a play written by Lorca cry out "God does not exist" and simulate sexual intercourse. But later in the film, Lorca states in private that he believes in God with all his soul. In light of the sex, violence, and language, viewers will want to perform a disappearing act by not showing up at all

Preview Reviewer: Jason Shepherd
Triumph Releasing 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Few (3) times - All Mild

Obscene Language: Few (4) times - All s-word

Profanity: Few (3) times - All regular (J 1, GD 2)

Violence: Several times - Moderate to Severe (Pre-teenage boy shot by soldier, civilians dragged and beaten by soldiers, people shot execution-style by military officials, bull stabbed with swords in bullfight scene)

Sex: Once (unmarried young couple)

Nudity: Once (female breast nudity in sex scene)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: Few times - Adults engage in social drinking and smoking

Other: In a play, characters proclaim

Running Time: 120 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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