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Un Dorado de Pancho Villa opens on Pancho Villa addressing his faithful at the end of the Mexican Revolution. The story proceeds to follow the return of Aurelio Perez (a Major and one of the elite in Pancho Villa's forces) to his home town. On returning he finds that his mother has passed away and Amalia, the sweetheart he left behind is now married to the town's infamous Don Gonzalo; a deceitful man of power and wealth. Amalia, upset to find she has been tricked into marriage by Don Gonzalo enters into a lethal argument with him. Soon Aurelio is accused of the outcome of this fatality and is arrested by the town's commandant; a friend of the Don with his own grievances against Perez. Maria, an admirer of Perez sets out to help free him from his injustice. When her first plan is foiled, Maria takes matters into her own hands. She rescues Perez although only manages to improve the situation temporarily leaving the commandant hungry in his quest for revenge. Written by
Eunkyung Choi and Kayleigh Sexton
An insight into the harsh realities of Mexican society during the revolution
Emilio Fernández directs and stars as the protagonist in this portrayal of a Villista soldier's return home after fighting in the revolution. Aurelio, the main character, could represent any soldier of the revolution. Upon returning, he soon realises that his life has changed dramatically since he left; his girlfriend has married another man, and unrest is still prevalent in his hometown due to conflicting opinions on the revolution. It is a sad reflection of the harsh realities of Mexican society during the revolution; those who have ties to the powerful and wealthy will always succeed, regardless of whether their morals are in place. It is also representative of the corruption of the military forces at the time. Through an effective plot line and easy-to-follow dialogue, it allows us an insight into the unfair society of Mexico during the revolutionary years.
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