The House of the Angel focuses on the ruling class in 1920s Argentina, a deeply repressive society where political arguments were often settled by duels, and young women were expected to be totally ignorant of sex.
Leopoldo Torre Nilsson
An Argentine movie critic (José Miguel Couselo) called Leopoldo Torres Ríos' movies "The cinema of sentiment" and he was right. "Pelota De Trapo" was his most successful hit in the genre. A movie combining scenes of childhood, a love story and the number one Argentine sport (soccer) could not fail and it didn't. Torres Rios directed this movie with his habitual expertise with a roster of experimented actors and actresses: the story of Eduardo Díaz (Armando Bo), a child raised in poverty who becomes a refulgent soccer star... and what happened next. Uncommon for that time, the production budget was generous and the movie shows so. Not the best Torres Ríos' film but for sure, at least in Argentina, the viewers' favorite, the most popular one.
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