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The Violin (El Violin) (2005)

The Violin
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Directed by
Francisco Vargas Francisco Vargas

Starring (View all)
Ángel Tavira Ángel Tavira
Don Plutarco
Dagoberto Gama Dagoberto Gama
Mario Garibaldi Mario Garibaldi
Fermín Martínez Fermín Martínez
Silverio Palacios Silverio Palacios
Comandante Cayetano
Justo Martínez Justo Martínez
Octavio Castro Octavio Castro

Written by
Francisco Vargas Francisco Vargas


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Honest and brutal

9 years, 7 months ago at Apr 28 20:12
It's not hard to see why Francisco Vargas' feature length debut earned an official selection at Cannes. El Violin is an honest and brutal social depiction of corruption in the Mexican peasant fields. Hollywood should look beyond the border and take note.


9 years, 6 months ago at May 25 22:12
In an unnamed Spanish-speaking country possibly somewhere in South America, the government tortures, assaults, mutilates, murders men, and rapes women before killing them. Soldiers descend on towns, cutting off the rebels from their ammunition. A grandfather Don Plutarco, with his son, and grandson are among the rebels. The son tries to smuggle something that the grandfather doesn't dare mention, ... read more
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Description: Don Plutarco, his son Genaro and his grandson Lucio live a double life: on one hand they are musicians and humble farmers, on the other they support the campesina peasant guerilla movement's armed efforts against the oppressive government. When the military seizes the village, the rebels flee to the sierra hills, forced to leave behind their stock of ammunition. While the guerillas organize a counter-attack, old Plutarco executes his own plan. He plays up his appearance as a harmless violin player, in order to get into the village and recover the ammunition hidden his corn field. His violin playing charms the army captain, who o ... (more)
Release date: 3 January 2007
Tags: Drama (2), Mexico (1), Violin (1), 00's (1), HQ (1), Black And White (1), Black & White B&w (1), Spanish Language (1), Music (1), History (1), Film Movement (1), Revolt (1), World Cinema (1), Historical (1), 2005 (1)
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