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The Boss (1958)
"El jefe" (original title)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alberto de Mendoza
Duilio Marzio
Orestes Caviglia
Leonardo Favio
Luis Tasca
Graciela Borges
Ignacio Quirós
Ana Casares
Violeta Antier
Pablo Moret
Héctor Rivera
Emilio Alfaro
Marcela Sola
Fabio Zerpa
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Francisco Audenino
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23 October 1958 (Argentina)  »

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Fascinating Argentinian movie, ahead of Hollywood's time
25 June 2003 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully shot movie from Argentina about a small band of men engaged in small time, get-rich quick schemes, with a charismatic but shady leader. The film is stylish, with beautifully lit black and white cinematography, elegantly seedy costumes and a lush dark score by Lalo Schifrin (his first film score, with a moody sax performance by Gato Barbieri). The uniformly fine cast give tense, sexually-charged performances that keep the more melodramatic moments from bogging down. A really gem of a film.


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