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Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

Canoa (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 4 March 1976 (Mexico)
A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army crack-down against ... See full summary »

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Enrique Lucero ...
El señor cura
Salvador Sánchez ...
El testigo
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Lucas García
Roberto Sosa ...
Julián González Baez
Arturo Alegro ...
Ramón Calvario Gutiérrez
Carlos Chávez ...
Miguel Flores Cruz
Jaime Garza ...
Roberto Rojano Aguirre
Gerardo Vigil ...
Jesús Carrillo Sánchez
Rodrigo Puebla ...
Pedro
Manuel Ojeda ...
El que trata de detener el linchamiento
Malena Doria ...
Ama de llaves del cura
Flor Trujillo ...
Sobrina de Pedro
María de los Ángeles Rodríguez ...
Sabina, sobrina de Pedro
Gastón Melo ...
El sacristán
Jorge Fegán ...
Comandante
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A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army crack-down against student demonstrations in nearby Mexico City and rallies the townsfolk to lynch them. Based on true facts occurred in the town of Canoa in 1968. Written by Salvador Monroy Ordaz <>comitan@df1.telmex.net.mx>

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Not that good film at all!
30 September 2008 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Reading so much praise to this movie makes me feel that I'm in the late 60's or the early 70's again. Director Cazals has done some good movies, but no master piece at all. So Canoa's not what many of you say it is.

First of all, remember that this picture was produced by Conacine, with money from the Government. It was not censored. Never. And tough it has some brilliant achievements (like Salvador Sanchez' as the narrator), the true is that the Mexican government used some historical events in a very tricky way to present the army as the savior of the remaining students that were not killed by the mob. Of course the catholic priest that appears in the movie is hateful, despite the wonderful job of actor Enrique Lucero. But the movie's big point was to distract people from the social reality that politically speaking was very explosive at that time. So the soldiers make the good ones, when the people was hurt by the recent genocide in Tlaltelolco's ground. And Cazals knew it all the time. Not a bad movie, but you have to consider this, as it is presented as "a part of history", but it has other sides to it.


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