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The South (1988)

Sur (original title)
After the end of the military dictatorship in Argentina in 1983, Floreal is released from prison. Instead of returning to his wife, he wanders through the night of Buenos Aires. He meets ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susú Pecoraro ...
Rosi Echegoyen
Miguel Ángel Solá ...
Floreal Echgoyen
Philippe Léotard ...
Roberto
Lito Cruz ...
El Negro
Ulises Dumont ...
Emilio
Roberto Goyeneche ...
Amado
Gabriela Toscano ...
Blondi
Mario Lozano ...
Echegoyen
Nathán Pinzón ...
Rasatti
Antonio Ameijeiras ...
Peregrino
Inés Molina ...
María (as Inés Molina Villafañe)
Fito Páez ...
Marcelo
Niní Gambier ...
Adela
Chany Mallo ...
La mère de Floreal
Susana Mayo ...
Cora
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After the end of the military dictatorship in Argentina in 1983, Floreal is released from prison. Instead of returning to his wife, he wanders through the night of Buenos Aires. He meets some people from his past - most of which are only imaginary - and remembers the events of his arrest and imprisonment. Written by Joern Richts <richts@informatik.rwth-aachen.de>

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Sur: A true "atmosphere" film.
18 August 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

"Sur" is an excellent nutshell of the Argentine experience during their brutal 1976-83 dictatorship, both the persecution (symbolized by Floreal's ordeals) and the economic ruin (captured in the film's being set in Buenos Aires' neglected southside slaughterhouse district).


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