El Violin is a raw and quite harrowing film with a solid sense of social justice and an underlying anger at the abuse of authority. There is, though, no proselytising and the soldiery is portrayed with a level of humanity that brings even more of a chill to the narrative.
The story is a simple one, the message timeless and the imagery is stark. Powerful stuff which left us in a few minutes of silence as the end credits rolled. We were left in no doubt that the cycle of violence and desperation would start again. Recommended.