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Rosa blanca (1961)

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An illiterate Indian (Ignacio Lopez Tarso) lives an idyllic existence as a landowner on Mexico's Gulf Coast until the greed of a US oil company gets in the way. He is murdered and the lives... See full summary »

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Jacinto Yáñez
Christiane Martel ...
Georgette (as Christiane Martell)
Reinhold Olszewski ...
Robert G. Kollenz
Rita Macedo ...
Carmen López de Yáñez
Begoña Palacios ...
Lupe
Carlos Fernández ...
Domingo
John Kelly ...
Abner
Luis Beristáin ...
Lic. Pérez
Tony Carbajal ...
Pedro Friguillo (as Antonio Carbajal)
Alejandro Ciangherotti ...
Gobernador estado de Veracruz
Fernando Wagner ...
Von Allpenstock
Katherine Welsh ...
Aida, secretaria de Kollenz (as Katherine Walsh)
Claudio Brook ...
Cónsul de México
George Neale
Pedro Galván
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An illiterate Indian (Ignacio Lopez Tarso) lives an idyllic existence as a landowner on Mexico's Gulf Coast until the greed of a US oil company gets in the way. He is murdered and the lives of all those around him are irrevocably destroyed as the company takes over the land by crooked means. Based on the novel by B.Traven. Written by Michel Snider <baco@earthlink.net>

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Began filming in January 1961 but was banned from being shown in theaters by the Mexican Goverment, which was uncomfortable with the film's subject matter, it was finally released in 1972. See more »

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After releasing the highly praised "Macario", director Roberto Gavaldón worked on another tale by German writer living in México, B. Traven (also the author of the story upon which John Huston's "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" is based), taken from real events that occurred in Veracruz in the 1930s, when México nationalized its oil. In the film, an executive of an American company pays to kill a peasant whose farm Rosa Blanca is rich in oil, with the complicity of the authorities of Veracruz. Although it was completed in 1961, the Mexican government considered that the subject matter of the film was "too delicate", because there was a boom in the oil industry, so it was shelved and forbidden for eleven years, and not released until 1972. A not very easy to find motion picture, it is worth trying to see it if the possibility arrives.


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