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Hidden River (1948)

Río Escondido (original title)
Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar travels to the deserted town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing... See full summary »

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María Félix ...
Carlos López Moctezuma ...
Don Regino Sandoval - Cacique
Fernando Fernández ...
Felipe Navarro - pasante de medecina
Agustín Isunza ...
Brígido
Manuel Dondé ...
El Rengo, esbirro de Regino
Eduardo Arozamena ...
Don Marcelino
Arturo Soto Rangel ...
Maestro Monroy
Columba Domínguez ...
Merceditas
Juan García ...
Esbirro de Regino
Roberto Cañedo ...
Ayudante de la presidencia
Beatriz Germán Fuentes ...
Raquel (as niña Beatriz German)
Jaime Jiménez Pons ...
Goyito (as niño Jaime Jimenez)
Carlos Múzquiz ...
Leonardo
Guillermo Cramer ...
Esbirro de Regino
Sergio Arroyo
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Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar travels to the deserted town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing education to the poorest people. Being there, Salazar has to fight Regino Sandoval the evil landlord of the town. He has transformed the town into his own property, imposing his will and spreading death everywhere. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Beautiful, classical, demagogical, hopelessly dated
22 May 2001 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

A master's camera at work, great still moments, superb use of black and white. Eisenstenian shots of people. And one of the most overtly manipulative films in Mexican cinema. The story of a mean (priista) landlord and major who takes away the water from the always suffering helpless indians and the beautiful (priista) teacher who opposes him, delivering one (priista) political speech after another to her children, becomes so dated it leads to unintentional laughter. The crucial moment, in which dying Rosaura after yelling that the children are Mexico, decides to write a letter to (priista) President Miguel Alemán himself is one of the lowest political moments I've ever witnessed in film. The President as God. Very enjoyable to the eye, Río Escondido tells us of a Mexico that only existed in the minds of propagandists. Great acting -as usual- by López Moctezuma as the mean cacique.


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