A Time for Defiance

  (Redirected from La hora de los valientes)

A Time for Defiance (Spanish: La hora de los valientes, literally The Hour of the Brave) is a 1998 Spanish war drama film directed by Antonio Mercero about the Spanish Civil War. Adriana Ozores won a Goya Award as Best Supporting Actress. It was also entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Special Silver St. George.[1]

La hora de los valientes
Directed byAntonio Mercero
Written byHoracio Varcarcel
Antonio Mercero
Produced byEnrique Cerezo
StarringGabino Diego
Leonor Watling
Adriana Ozores
Luis Cuenca
Héctor Colomé
CinematographyJaume Peracaula
Edited byJosé María Biurrún
Music byBingen Mendizábal
Distributed bySogecine film
Release date
  • 18 December 1998 (1998-12-18)
Running time
124 minutes


In Madrid, during the bombing of November 1936, in the Spanish Civil War, the Republican Government decided on the evacuation of paintings from the Prado Museum. Manuel (played by Gabino Diego), a 28-year-old security guard, finds a self-portrait of Goya abandoned in one corner. He hides the painting and flees the bombing of his house.



  1. ^ "21st Moscow International Film Festival (1999)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-03-23.

External linksEdit