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Alias 'La Gringa' (1991)

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The escapades of the real life criminal "La Gringa"

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Germán González ...
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Elsa Olivero
Orlando Sacha
Juan Manuel Ochoa
Enrique Victoria
Gonzalo de Miguel
Ramón García
Aristóteles Picho
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This powerful political drama follows the adventures and escapades of "La Gringa", a likeable criminal capable of escaping from any jail. When he escapes from one with the help of an imprisoned intellectual, "La Gringa", returns in disguise to help pay back the favor but finds himself caught in a prison riot. Written by El Abuelo

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Rough but not uninteresting Peruvian prison piece.
7 January 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

"La Gringa" the Lima prison escaper, who earned his title because he once got away dressed as a drug lord's visitor mistress, is dragged back after one night's freedom. He gets thrown into a wing with a professor, reluctantly sharing with the Marxist terrorists who do their own cooking, and the escaper and the Prof. bond.

Thoughtful enough piece, competently handled though it outlasts it's the novelty value of it's origin.

Durant clearly sees himself as being a South American Costa-Gavras.


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