7.9/10
602
5 user 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Reviews
10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: José Sacristán, Federico Luppi, Leonor Benedetto
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1920, some workers of Patagonia, grouped in anarchist and socialist societies, decide to make a strike demanding better working conditions. The situation becomes unsustainable and the government sends the order is restored.

Director: Héctor Olivera
Stars: Pedro Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Luis Brandoni
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of a hitman, a man who kills other people for money, and the dangers that come with the job.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: Federico Luppi, Soledad Silveyra, Ulises Dumont
Common Ground (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: Federico Luppi, Mercedes Sampietro, Arturo Puig
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger lover Alicia and gay actor friend Dante.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: Federico Luppi, Juan Diego Botto, Eusebio Poncela
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things ... See full summary »

Directors: Adrián Caetano, Bruno Stagnaro
Stars: Héctor Anglada, Jorge Sesán, Pamela Jordán
Roma (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Joaquín Góñez, a novelist in his sixties recalls his emotions, his wild years in Buenos Aires, the memories of old friends, the meaning of loyalty and the intimate relationship with his mother, Roma.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: Juan Diego Botto, Susú Pecoraro, José Sacristán
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director: Alejandro Doria
Stars: Luis Brandoni, China Zorrilla, Antonio Gasalla
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man who dreams of striking it rich stumbles upon the loot of a heist.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: Julio De Grazia, Luisina Brando, Fernanda Mistral
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This films tells the true story of seven teenagers who agitated for reduced student bus fares under two different regimes in Argentina, with tragic results. At first succeeding under the ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera
Stars: Alejo García Pintos, Vita Escardó, Pablo Novak
Garage Olimpo (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the 70's, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires, subletting rooms and giving classes to illiterate adults in the slums. One ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bechis
Stars: Antonella Costa, Carlos Echevarría, Enrique Piñeyro
Plata dulce (1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man meets a former teammate of military service that offers a sweet deal. The money starts coming in abundance, but things change from one day to the other.

Director: Fernando Ayala
Stars: Federico Luppi, Julio De Grazia, Gianni Lunadei
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Pedro Bengoa
...
Amanda
...
Larsen
...
Bruno Di Toro
Joffre Soares ...
El Padre
Aldo Barbero ...
Ingeniero Rossi
...
Ingeniero Basile
...
Dr. García Brown
...
Torrance
Jorge Hacker ...
Don Guido Ventura
Alberto Benegas ...
Golo
Ingrid Pelicori ...
Lea Bengoa
Jorge Chernov ...
Jorge
Cayetano Biondo ...
Bautista
Marcos Woinsky ...
El Polaco
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 July 1981 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Time for Revenge  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Time for Revenge See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A key element o Argentinean culture
25 December 2010 | by (Dnipro, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

This movie is considered to be one of the best in Argentinean cinema. And for reasons. The only problem is in that it's hard to be valued properly if watching outside of the historical context. Otherwise, you risk to find yourself under the wig of military censors (the movie saw the light at the pinnacle of the last dictatorship), who never were able to understand what the film was about. And fortunately, did not forbid it. Although, the hints at dreadful times when the movie was made, are supposed to be noticed by a blind, with the horrible last film's frame not only destroying watchers, but also being a loud and clear slap in junta's face.

Artistically it's impeccable. Aristarain is considered to be a master of making interesting stories out of boring topics. This time it's a thriller born out of neglecting the safety rules in a copper pit. The music of wonderful Emilio Cauderer makes the movie sound hitchcockishly suspensive. Leaves no doubts as to the necessity to watch all Aristarain's works.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?