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Time for Revenge (1981)

Tiempo de revancha (original title)
A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident. Because of a miscalculation the friend dies, but ... See full summary »

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A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident. Because of a miscalculation the friend dies, but he sticks with the plan and demands a big sum of money as indemnity. When the company refuses to pay, determined to prove the worker is lying, he is forced to make a tragic decision in order to win. Written by Trufó

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30 July 1981 (Argentina)  »

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Dynamiter gets back at corrupt company that sacrifices workers for profit
18 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Time for Revenge" (1981) or "Tiempo de Revancha" is an excellent Argentinian neo-noir, one that critic John Grant fortunately listed in his noir list. The music in this movie is top-notch, and one hears it immediately. It's classic scoring. The story is highly suspenseful and realistic. The plot is novel. Acting is altogether convincing. The story-telling draws us right in as Federico Luppi takes on a new job in a copper mine some distance from Buenos Aires and goes there with his wife. He's done it under necessarily false pretenses. He's a veteran skilled dynamite expert but he's had to erase his union past. He finds an old pal there who has a scheme to defraud the company through a fake accident. Luppi gets involved and this launches the rest of the original story and screenplay by director Adolfo Aristarain. Special effects include dynamiting of rocks.

I particularly liked the way that this this movie handled personal relationships. This included between Luppi and his wife, Haydée Padilla; between Luppi and his lawyer, Julio De Grazia; between Luppi and his co-worker, Ulises Dumont; and how it brought in the Indian, Alberto Benegas. The story weaves in the social-political background in a clear but never heavy-handed way. The character motivations are clearly related to their situations past and present in the society.


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