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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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Rosi Echegoyen
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Floreal Echgoyen
Philippe Léotard ...
Roberto
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El Negro
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Emilio
Roberto Goyeneche ...
Amado
Gabriela Toscano ...
Blondi
Mario Lozano ...
Echegoyen
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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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5 March 1988 (Argentina)  »

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This film's dedicated to great Kurdish filmmaker Yilmaz Güney. Besides Güney means "south" in Turkish. See more »

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Referenced in Tango Maestro (2004) See more »

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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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