|  Buy to Own: 24/06/2002
  |  92 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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The debut feature from acclaimed Spanish director Julio Medem tells the story of the complex relationship which unfolds between three generations of two Basque families. Thirty years after Manuel Ilegoria (Carmelo Gomez) used the blood of the recently killed Carmelo Mendiluze (Kandido Uranga) to fake his own death and escape from military service, their sons Ignacio and Juan engage in ferocious rivalry. Both work as woodcutters and challenge each other to professional contests, but their deepest struggle occurs over Catalina (Ana Torrent), Juan's sister and the woman that Ignacio loves.