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Time for Revenge (1981)
"Tiempo de revancha" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  30 July 1981 (Argentina)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Pedro Bengoa
Haydée Padilla ...
Amanda
Julio De Grazia ...
Larsen
Ulises Dumont ...
Bruno Di Toro
Joffre Soares ...
El Padre
Aldo Barbero ...
Ingeniero Rossi
Enrique Liporace ...
Ingeniero Basile
Arturo Maly ...
Dr. García Brown
Rodolfo Ranni ...
Torrance
Jorge Hacker ...
Don Guido Ventura
Alberto Benegas ...
Golo
Ingrid Pelicori ...
Lea Bengoa
Jorge Chernov ...
Jorge
Cayetano Biondo ...
Bautista
Marcos Woinsky ...
El Polaco
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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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Still holds well after all these years
19 July 2008 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

It's always a risk reviewing films you enjoyed very much years ago. Sometimes you are left wondering how could you enjoy so much such a terrible picture. This is not one of those. Reviewed recently, it still holds very well. Aristarain films a loser, an extremely clever man forced to flee his city and take a job far away for his union activism who challenges the system and gets away with it facing very powerful people. The scam, devised by a fellow worker, involves getting a compensation for the injuries caused by a labour accident, faked. The main character faces a corrupt system, very powerful enemies and yet wins. One of those inspiring "victory of the underdog" stories. Luppi excels at his role, a man challenged who puts on the table everything he is, his family, his life, without even blinking, and triumphs. Shot in an efficient and expressive way by master Aristarain, it really delivers a morale. I wonder why the Argentinian filmmakers are so good at portraying their country within the conventions of genre films.


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