For years, Juan Carlos was a hero in his country. He remains an icon for the Spanish people, the living embodiment of the democratic transition and the face of Franco-released Spain. How was he able to become the ardent defender of democracy? Designated as the Caudillo’s dolphin, raised by Falangists or men of Opus Dei, how has he been able to form this progressive political ideal? Why did he believe in democracy that much? Or has he simply sought to remain on the throne at all costs, knowing that only a softening of the regime would allow this? This documentary attempts to answer these questions by analyzing his journey from childhood to the coup of 1981.
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(This film is part of the series “Education of a Leader” 6×52 ‘)
Director: Daniel Leconte & Elisabeth Lodano
Duration: 50 ‘
Producer Daniel Leconte