The story of Benjamin Ortalora and the Uruguayan civil war at the end of the nineteenth century. Ortalora flees his home after killing an enemy. Arriving in Montevideo, he becomes a member ...
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The film follows the parallel lives of two brothers of Danish ancestry in the "Pampas" of the Brazilian-Argentine-Uruguayan rural area. The rough life these "gauchos" (South American ... See full summary »
Carlos Hugo Christensen
José de Abreu,
Maria Zilda Bethlem
Two brothers Hojjat and Zein-Ala'bedin are the guards of the jungle and live alone by themselves. One day they are notice that some people are cutting the trees illegally. Hojjat chases ... See full summary »
Mohamad Ali Fardin,
The story of Benjamin Ortalora and the Uruguayan civil war at the end of the nineteenth century. Ortalora flees his home after killing an enemy. Arriving in Montevideo, he becomes a member of a smuggling ring. His adventures take him throughout Uruguay as he rises among the gaucho ranks. However, the turn of the century has its surprises in store.Written by
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Murderer flees the big city and becomes an arms dealer in the borderlands of Argentina. He grows increasingly cocky, taking more and more risks.
Nothing incredible, but solidly enjoyable, with a good guitar-based score and some dialogue that's both colorful and symbolic. The location shooting is also evocative.
In all, this is sort of a Latin American spaghetti western. At times it evokes Leone -- especially at the end, with its grandiose close-ups and swirling, operatic qualities. At other times it's fairly low-key and subtle.
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