The eternal legacy of Almudena Grandes had reached the cinema with titles like ‘Malena is a name of tango’, ‘The ages of lulu’, ‘Cardboard castles’ or ‘The difficult airs’. However, never before had one of her novels been adapted for television. and the first was ‘Doctor Garcia’s patients’, belonging to the series Episodes of an Interminable War. A responsibility for Verónica Echegui, who plays Amparo Priego, the protagonist of the story. “Whenever a novel is adapted, don’t expect it to exceed your imagination. But my responsibility is that the character of Amparo lives up to what people have created in her imagination. I don’t know if I’m going to get to that. I prefer not to think about it because I get nervous and I do it fatally”, the actress tells us.
With a cast that complete Jon Olivares (Adrian Gallardo), Eva Llorach (Clara Stauffer), Stephanie Cayo (Meg-Williams), claudia traisac (Rita Velazquez), Raul Jimenez (Pepe Moya), Nancho Novo (Fortune Quintanilla), Pepa Pedroche (Expert Fernandez), Louis Bermejo (Juan Negrin), Enrique Villen (Lollipop), Mario of the Rose (Alfonso Navarro) Daniel Albaladejo (Anthony Ochoa), Martina Gusman (Simona Gaitan), Itziar Atienza (Genie Leon), Tony Seville (Gabino de la Fuente), Inaki Miramon (Basilio Rodriguez), Javier Lara (Jesus Romero), Marius Biegai (Otto Skorzyny), carmen molinar (Ingrid Weiss) and Edward Farelo (Pablo De Azcárate), tells the story of doctor Guillermo García Medina (Xavier King) who, after Franco’s victory, continues to live in Madrid under a false identity. The documentation that freed him from the firing squad was a gift from his best friend, Manuel Arroyo Benítez (Tamar Novas), a republican diplomat whose life he saved in 1937. Doctor García believes that he will never see him again, but in September 1946, Manuel returns from exile with a secret and dangerous mission. The republican diplomat intends to infiltrate a clandestine organization, the network of evasion of war criminals and fugitives from the Third Reich that a German and Spanish woman, Nazi and Phalangist, named Clara Stauffer directs from the neighborhood of Argüelles. While Dr. García allows himself to be recruited by him, another Spaniard crosses the fate of the two friends: Adrián Gallardo Ortega (Jon Olivares). He had his moment of glory as a professional boxer before enlisting in the Blue Division to continue fighting as an SS volunteer and participate in the last defense of Berlin. He now lives in Germany and is unaware that someone is trying to impersonate his identity to flee to Perón’s Argentina.
Verónica also assures that filming this series, directed by Joan Noguera (‘Isabel’, ‘Sin identidad’, ‘Mercado central’) and written by José Luis Martín (‘Isabel’), is being a master class: “I had not known the history of the Civil War through the eyes of Almudena Grandes, and it is much easier.”
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