The Sark Case

Gonzalo Escuder

74' | 2010 | Spain

O.V. English · Subt Spanish

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On December 10, 2008, the first Democratic elections in the history of the small island of Sark (United Kingdom) were held, putting an end to more than 450 years of Feudalism. It was also the end of Feudalism in Europe. How did a Feudal regime survive in Europe until the beginning of the 21st Century? Why did the UK, one of the firmest defenders of Democracy around the world, allow it to continue to exist under the sovereignty of the Crown? Democracy's arrival to the Isle of Sark was far from idyllic. The inhabitant's hostility towards the new situation gave rise to discord and a tense atmosphere within the small community. THE SARK CASE reveals the surprising struggle for power between a Feudal Seigneur and the Barclay brothers, two mysterious millionaire twins, champions of Democracy. With a humorous and ironic tone, it depicts the parallelisms between the Feudal and de Democratic systems, and it portrays the power of Media and Capitalism. The Sark Case is a depiction of the last week of Feudalism on the Isle of Sark, and in Europe, during the week of its first democratic elections. A struggle between tradition and change, between conflicting interests... with a totally unexpected ending.

Technical info

Original title: The Sark Case

Director: Gonzalo Escuder

Duration: 74'

Year of production: 2010

Category: Documentary

Nationality: Spain

Production: A Contraluz Films

Language of dialogues: English

Subtitle language: Spanish

Movie Rating: Suitable for all audiences

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