Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Rebellion of the Hanged

La rebelión de los colgados – Spanish title
Rebellion der Gehenkten – German title
Rebellion of the Hanged – English title

A 1986 West German, Mexican co-production [Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft
(TMG) (Munich), Cooperativa Río Mixcoac (Mexico City)]
Producers: Jorge Santoyo, Gabriel Retes, Manfred D. Heid
Director: Juan Luis Buñuel
Story: Bruno Traven
Screenplay: Juan Luis Buñuel
Cinematography: Álex Phillips Jr. [color]
Running time: 100 minutes

Don Ramón - Fernando Balzaretti
Don Severo - Jean-François Stévenin
Captain - Bruno Rey
Whores - Anaís de Melo, Graciela Lara
Mexican soldier - David Yukon
With: Pedro Altamirano, Manuel Ojeda, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, José Carlos Ruiz, Jorge Russek, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Reiner Schöne, Javier Zaragoza

Mexico in 1908. For 30 years, dictator Díaz has ruled with an iron hand and incredible cruelty. Men are on their way to enrich the people. One of them is Don Gabríel, who comes to Bujvilum for this reason. The inhabitants of this indio village await the new governmental commissioner, whom his friend Don Ramón has raised to this post without any consideration, with fear and terror. Not unjustly, for Don Gabríel is cruel and very corrupt. Against him, the Indios are almost hopeless, their lawyer also goes to jail. It is only foreseeable that one day it must come to rebellion.

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