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Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

Canoa (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 4 March 1976 (Mexico)
A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army crack-down against ... See full summary »

Director:

Felipe Cazals

Writer:

Tomás Pérez Turrent (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrique Lucero ... El señor cura
Salvador Sánchez ... El testigo
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Lucas García
Roberto Sosa Roberto Sosa ... Julián González Baez
Arturo Alegro Arturo Alegro ... Ramón Calvario Gutiérrez
Carlos Chávez Carlos Chávez ... Miguel Flores Cruz
Jaime Garza Jaime Garza ... Roberto Rojano Aguirre
Gerardo Vigil Gerardo Vigil ... Jesús Carrillo Sánchez
Rodrigo Puebla Rodrigo Puebla ... Pedro
Manuel Ojeda ... El que trata de detener el linchamiento
Malena Doria Malena Doria ... Ama de llaves del cura
Flor Trujillo Flor Trujillo ... Sobrina de Pedro
María de los Ángeles Rodríguez María de los Ángeles Rodríguez ... Sabina, sobrina de Pedro
Gastón Melo Gastón Melo ... El sacristán
Jorge Fegán Jorge Fegán ... Comandante
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Storyline

A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army crack-down against student demonstrations in nearby Mexico City and rallies the townsfolk to lynch them. Based on true facts occurred in the town of Canoa in 1968. Written by Salvador Monroy Ordaz <>comitan@df1.telmex.net.mx>

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | Nahuatl

Release Date:

4 March 1976 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Canoa: A Shameful Memory See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Conacite Uno, S.T.P.C. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was shot in four and a half weeks. See more »

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Referenced in Making 'Sólo con tu pareja' (2006) See more »

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El Pecador
Written by Rubén Fuentes and Mario Molina Montes
Performed by Javier Solís
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Paranoia leads to tragedy. Mexico in 1968
25 August 2002 | by jlmsSee all my reviews

This movie is based in a real life story in which a group of students and university workers go on holiday and finish in a small town (Canoa) in the Mexican countryside. They look for a place to spend the night without being aware of what his happening around them until it is too late.

The political climate is volatile: Mexico, 1968, leftist students have been protesting all around the country and the local priest is a megalomaniac afraid to loose his little power and completely paranoid about communism.

What follows is the mob taking over under the directions of the local priest, with funest consequences for the unfortunate students.

Very explicit violence, Disturbing scenes.

Highly recommended.


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