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Invasion (1969)
"Invasión" (original title)

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Olga Zubarry ...
Irene
Lautaro Murúa ...
Herrera
Juan Carlos Paz ...
Don Porfirio
Martín Adjemián ...
Irala
Daniel Fernández ...
Lebendiger
Roberto Villanueva ...
Silva
Lito Cruz ...
Jefe de los jóvenes (as Oscar Cruz)
Jorge Cano ...
Julio Vildrac
Ricardo Ormellos ...
Cachorro
Leal Rey ...
Moon
Horacio Nicolai
Juan Carlos Galván ...
Jefe de otro grupo invasor
Aldo Mayo ...
Jefe del grupo invasor
Hedy Krilla ...
Vieja sirvienta
Claudia Sánchez ...
Mujer del restaurante
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a "missing piece" in the puzzle of 60's cinema
23 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

a day after i saw invasion (at tiff) i had already come to take it for granted as a part of the essential canon of 60's film. though the affinities with some new wave and related trends of the period (godard, antonioni, resnais) have been noted- and i would certainly add bunuel to that list- hugo santiago's film adds something decisively different to the mix, something you maybe always unconsciously felt belonged there but wasn't really represented by any particular film or "auteur". unfortunately the original negatives were seized (and presumably destroyed) by the military in the early 70's, and the restored print is variable in quality with shoddy french subtitles over which the English titles are projected in real time. this resulted in many mistakes which threatened to render the story even more mysterious than it was intended to be! someone badly needs to do a new restoration on this one! regardless, invasion is, especially when taken in context (1969!) a remarkable achievement in every way. superb, velvety black-and-white cinematography, fabulous location shooting, brilliant performances, and all that, combined with a meaningful, prescient story of the "inevitable, irresistible invasion" which was shortly to overtake argentina and subsequently all of us... the brutally inhuman men in suits...! the protagonist herrera (lautaro murua) is the quintessential borgesian knife-fighter reconfigured as a gun-toting ruthless thug defending civilization-as-we-know it from the "invaders"... the counter-revolution, as is made clear in the film, remains well below the the radar of the everyday football-obsessed citizen... superb, and more timely than ever!!!


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