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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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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
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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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One of the best Mexican films ever
8 January 2007 | by 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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