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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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A Powerful Film
17 April 2004 | by (Aguascalientes, México) – See all my reviews

This Film takes no concessions, it is certainly one of the most powerful films in cinematographic language, I've ever seen.

Felipe Cazals has done an extraordinary job, previously to Canoa, he did a great documentary about the feelings of the mexicans regarding the foreigners but especially those who were involved in the Mexican life in one way or another.

Cazals maybe tried to input that same kind of documentary-style to Canoa which makes the film more special since it doesn't follow the traditional standards on editing and screenplay.

Highly recommended film that is not for those of weak guts, it has some violent scenes but it don't fall onto morbid stuff.

Also, I highly recommend Felipe Cazals' films (except those of Rigo Tovar ones). it is certainly one of the greatest mexican filmmakers ever.


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