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Dark River (1952)

Las aguas bajan turbias (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 12 March 1954 (France)
The Peralta brothers work in the countryside the Alto Parana. There they will meet subhuman working conditions. Finally, the workers rise and harshly punish their exploiters.

Director:

Hugo del Carril

Writers:

Eduardo Borrás, Alfredo Varela (novel) (as Alfredo Varela hijo) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo del Carril ... Santos Peralta
Adriana Benetti ... Amelia
Raúl del Valle Raúl del Valle ... Aguilera
Pedro Laxalt Pedro Laxalt ... Rufino Peralta
Gloria Ferrandiz ... Doña Flora
Eloy Álvarez Eloy Álvarez ... Alí
Herminia Franco ... Flor de Lis
Luis Otero Luis Otero ... A Peon
Joaquín Petrocino Joaquín Petrocino ... Barreiro
Francisco Audenino Francisco Audenino
Carlos Escobares Carlos Escobares
Mecha López Mecha López
Domingo Garibotto Domingo Garibotto ... The Amelia's Father
Jacinto Aicardi Jacinto Aicardi
Ricardo Carenzo Ricardo Carenzo
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The Peralta brothers work in the countryside the Alto Parana. There they will meet subhuman working conditions. Finally, the workers rise and harshly punish their exploiters.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 March 1954 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark River See more »

Filming Locations:

Posadas, Misiones, Argentina

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Murky Waters
7 July 2011 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

A strong drama about the lives of the "mensús" (name given in Argentina to persons that received a monthly pay) who worked under terrible conditions in the mate plantations located in the Northeastern region of Argentina, and wanted modern work regulations . The drama is told from the point of view of a couple that also represents a new type of relationship, different from other couples in which women are abused. The film is based on the novel "El río oscuro" (The Dark River), by Alfredo Varela (who was in prison during production), a work that differs from those that stress the dichotomy rural setting-the city, and centers on the problems of its location, searching solutions within its community. Singer Hugo del Carril turned filmmaker and became a prestigious author, here following the Italian neo-realist aesthetics. A true classic of Argentinean cinema.


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