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El año de la peste (1979)

| Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A terrible disease is found in a Mexican town. A doctor tries to alert the authorities when he discovers its epidemic nature. No one listen to him and soon after the disease spreads. The ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejandro Parodi ...
Dr. Pedro Sierra Genovés
José Carlos Ruiz ...
Dr. Jorge Martínez Abasolo
Rebeca Silva ...
Eva Aponte
Tito Junco ...
Presidente de la república
Ignacio Retes ...
Dr. Mario Zermeño
Eduardo Alcaraz ...
Dr. Luis Mario Zavala
Héctor Godoy ...
Luis Armando Torreros, alcalde
Humberto Elizondo ...
R. C. Jiménez, reportero
Leonor Llausás ...
Viuda de Álvaro
Zully Keith ...
Magdalena, esposa Dr. Sierra Genovés
Nora Larraga 'Karla' ...
Inspectora de salubridad (as Karla)
Arlette Pacheco ...
María Barber ...
Esposa del presidente
Daniela Romo ...
Carlos Fernández ...
Bernardo Budillo


A terrible disease is found in a Mexican town. A doctor tries to alert the authorities when he discovers its epidemic nature. No one listen to him and soon after the disease spreads. The government tries to control the information in order to prevent panic. Written by jay

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When the sanitary agents are burying people at the common grave and they fill it with the disinfectant foam you can see a corpse moving and trying to spit the foam out of his mouth. See more »

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Slow but Interesting Mexican Thriller showcasing government cover-up
26 April 2009 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

El Ano de La Peste "The year of the plague" shows the always interesting but scary premise of what would happen if a strange new disease popped up in a huge urban center with an incompetent and shady government trying to cover it up and thousands if not millions at risk.

People begin to fall mysteriously ill in Mexico City and only Dr Sierra Genoves seems to notice it. Hospitals are full of people with "bronchial pneumonia" but Dr Sierra fears its the dreaded Plague. He alerts the city and national government, his warnings falling on deaf ears: The government chooses to deny anything is wrong in the city of 18 million, while hundreds die each day.

At the end hundreds of thousands die in the capital city, including important foreign diplomats visiting the "plague free" city. Dr Sierra Genoves is left to walk the deserted streets full of trash and bodies as the President of Mexico declares "During my term there is not and will be not, a Pestilence." An interesting but sometimes slow paced thriller/drama that shows what can happen in a major city and possibly the world if a disease is not identified and stopped in time. The fate of man, rests on the shoulders of a few, ignorant individuals. Worth a check.

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