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La sed (1961)

Story set at the Chaco war between Bolivia and Paraguay.


Lucas Demare
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Credited cast:
Vicente Ariño Vicente Ariño
Susy Castell Susy Castell
Lucas Demare
Carlos Dorrego Carlos Dorrego
Carlos Estrada
Dora Ferreiro Dora Ferreiro ... (as Dorita Ferreyro)
Dorita Ferrer Dorita Ferrer
Héctor Fuentes Héctor Fuentes
Adolfo García Grau Adolfo García Grau
Zulma Grey Zulma Grey
Ana Grua Ana Grua
Carlos Gómez Carlos Gómez
Jacinto Herrera Jacinto Herrera
Ricardo Jordán
Alberto Lares Alberto Lares


Story set at the Chaco war between Bolivia and Paraguay.

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Drama | War


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Spain | Argentina



Release Date:

27 April 1961 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

El hijo del hombre See more »

Filming Locations:

Río Hondo, Argentina See more »

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The original version of this film is titled "Hijo de hombre" and was released by Argentina Sono Film. The version released in Spain is titled "La sed" and it is spoiled because all of the original actors' voices were replaced by others with Spanish accents. See more »


Nde renda pe ayu
Music by Asunción Flores
Lyrics by M. Ortiz Guerrero
Performed by Víctor Ibarra
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Downbeat but try not to watch
6 June 2006 | by abelposadasSee all my reviews

This film was based upon the novel by Augusto Roa Bastos "Man's Son". Even when nothing is said in the movie, it deals with the war between Paraguay and Bolivia at the beginning of the 30's in the XXth Century. Behind these really very poor countries there were two famous international oil companies. What is remarkable is the director's talent to film an epic tragedy. Unfortunately, Lucas Demare was never recognized in Argentina because of political reasons but it must be said that this film is one of the best in the history of Argentinian cinema. On the other hand, the cinematography and the editing are outstanding. Everybody's job should be underlined as powerful here, because technicians and actors did their best. The Spanish actor Francisco Rabal -directed by Buñuel and Antonioni among others- and the Argentinian Olga Zubarry -who received her deserved prize at the San Sebastián Festival- offer the portrait of two desperate and lonely soldiers in a senseless war. But it would be unfair not to mention everybody's job as paramount. Incidentally, Zubarry's name in the movie is Salu'ì -as it is written in the novel-, and her character was called that way ironically duo to her sexual activities. It was a smash hit from the very beginning an it is a pity that no perfect copy is available at present.

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