Release date18 December 1998 (1998-12-18) WriterAntonio Mercero, Horacio Valcarcel ScreenplayAntonio Mercero, Horacio Valcarcel CastGabino Diego (Manuel), Leonor Watling (Carmen), Luis Cuenca (Melquiades), Héctor Colomé (Lucas), Ramón Agirre (Portero), Aten Soria (Filo) Similar moviesAdriana Ozores movies, Spanish Civil War movies, Spain movies
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.
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.