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Credited cast:
Arturo Alegro ...
Julio Alejandro
Presidente municipal
Carlos Chávez ...
Rodrigo Cruz ...
Gerardo del Castillo ...
Alicia del Lago ...
Esposa de Lucas
Malena Doria ...
Ama de llaves del cura
Jorge Fegán ...
Salvador Garcini
Jaime Garza ...
Guillermo Gil ...
Policia del ejercito
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ...
Enrique Lucero ...
Juan Ángel Martínez ...


A group of students take a bus to go to a small town, in order to finish a professional practice. All of them are friends, and they decide to sing some modern songs, while the other passengers are trying to sleep. One of the passengers gets angry and shouts "stop rowing", so they shut up. But when they arrive in the town, and after knowing the incident, everybody treats them as if they were criminals. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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4 March 1976 (Mexico)  »

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Hetzjagd in Canoa  »

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One of the best Mexican films ever
8 January 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I watched Canoa when it first came out to the movie theaters; I was around 15 and I had lived the 1968's student movement. Tlatelolco massacre was fresh in our minds and hearts and while not referring directly to it, Canoa catches that feeling with honesty and courage. This two qualities are always present in Cazal's work, but this film is his master piece.

We have also tho see Cazal's films in the context of the Mexican cinema of the moment, along with the work of Arturo Ripstein, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Jorge Fons and many other talented filmmakers. In Mexico their work tend to be overlooked mostly for political reasons.

Mario de la Garza

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