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Man on Pink Corner (1962)

Hombre de la esquina rosada (original title)
In the year 1910, because of the first century of Independency in Argentina, the governor of Buenos Aires gives the pardon to some prisoners. One of the people who recovers his freedom is ... See full summary »

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René Múgica
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Credited cast:
Ricardo Argemí Ricardo Argemí
Alberto Barcel Alberto Barcel
Susana Brunetti Susana Brunetti
María Esther Buschiazzo
Susana Campos ... La Lujanera
Rafael Chumbito Rafael Chumbito
Mariel Comber Mariel Comber ... Mujer en pulpería
Jorge De La Riestra Jorge De La Riestra
Rafael Diserio Rafael Diserio ... Carrero
Mercedes Escribano Mercedes Escribano ... Vieja
Héctor Fuentes Héctor Fuentes ... Muchacho en pulpería
Ovidio Fuentes Ovidio Fuentes ... Puestero
Juan Carlos Galván Juan Carlos Galván
Zulma Grey Zulma Grey
Jacinto Herrera Jacinto Herrera ... Rosendo Juarez
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In the year 1910, because of the first century of Independency in Argentina, the governor of Buenos Aires gives the pardon to some prisoners. One of the people who recovers his freedom is El Corralero, a hit-man who wants to change his life and decides to avoid any conflict. He returns to San Telmo. In his mind, he has the souvenirs of the story that his cell partner, Nicolás Fuente, who died before the pardon and was jailed because the treason of his ex-lover and some ex-friends. By mysterious ways, El Corralero finds that destiny is making of him the avenger of Nicolás. Written by Alvaro Villanueva

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

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26 June 1962 (Argentina) See more »

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Man on Pink Corner See more »

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Argentine cinema and argentine literature at it´s best.

Mr Rene Mugica, the director, always commented (with a smile in his face) that he carried this film on his back as if it were a heavy bag. In fact this film proved to be a highlight in his carrer and one of the most outstanding films in Argentine cinema. Mugica came from a family of theatre actors, and was well accomplished with the argentine novel. It is usefull to say that everytime a film-maker attempted to use a story from Jorge Luis Borges, it ussualy came to a flop. The director made a few modifications to the original story in order not to sacrifice the cinematographical rithm, but even Borges favourded the film when he saw it. Like in his fist feature (Hombre de la esquina rosada is his second one) Múgica uses infra-red film for the final in order to give it a ghostly atmosphere. It is a shame that the studio (Argentina Sono Film) who contracted him for the first time, never called him again for another film.


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