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La mano en la trampa (1961)

A woman uncovers the secret of her aunt's withdrawal from the world and arranges a confrontation with the man who jilted her.

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Laura Lavigne
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Cristóbal Achával
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Miguel
María Rosa Gallo ...
Inés Lavigne
Berta Ortegosa ...
Laura's Mother
Hilda Suárez ...
Lisa Lavigne
Enrique Vilches ...
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María del Pilar Armesto
María Puchol
Mirko Álvarez
Mariela Reyes
Carucha Lagorio
Losa Marchi
Alejo Rodríguez Crespo
Beatriz Matar
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A woman uncovers the secret of her aunt's withdrawal from the world and arranges a confrontation with the man who jilted her.

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8 June 1961 (Argentina)  »

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The Hand in the Trap  »

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The best movie no one's ever seen
23 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw it on TV, on a great cable independent movie show. I also saw it twice. The first time I tuned in a bit late and missed the opening. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out whose film it was. Some of it looked completely like classic - period Antonioni, some like Mexican Bunuel. There are some great scenes: the "Founders Day" festival for example. It's all really murky and ambiguous. Although blond people are lit dizzyingly high key. There's lots of creepy sexual weirdness. All that good stuff... I'd love to see more of Torre Nilsson's films. Maybe he doesn't have his own voice; maybe he's another hidden treasure, like Imamura. Who knows?


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