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Rossana (1953)

La red (original title)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rossana Podestà ... Rossana
Crox Alvarado ... Antonio
Armando Silvestre ... José Luis
Guillermo Cramer Guillermo Cramer ... Rivera
Carlos Riquelme ... Sponge Trader
Margarito Luna Margarito Luna ... Fisherman
Armando Velasco Armando Velasco
Lilia Fresno Lilia Fresno
Antonio Bribiesca Antonio Bribiesca ... Guitar player
Emilio Garibay Emilio Garibay ... Policeman
Manuel Vergara 'Manver' Manuel Vergara 'Manver' ... Bartender
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That "Helen of Troy" Girl! See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 May 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rossana See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Reforma Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the garden of Eden,admit only one man.
4 June 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Let's put it straight:the screenplay of "la red" is trite to a fault.So why is it so mesmerizing? It must be the form.Visually,it's a splendor: few directors can take advantage of the seaside landscapes as Emilio Fernandez did:think Lean' s "Ryan's daughter" or Jean Grémillon's "Remorques".Some will say that the symbolism -a breaker- is ponderous.The director was probably influenced by Bunuel for symbols abound.There's a big difference though:whereas Bunuel's obsessions often deal with sex cum religion,"la red" is thoroughly pagan.Rossanna Podesta epitomizes some kind of Goddess,of Eve before the fall .A Madonna's face but a sensual body and a false innocence :it was not surprising Robert Wise would cast her as Helen of Troy.

Even more disturbing than the threatening omnipresence of the sea is the script: 75% of "la red " is devoid of any dialog.Looks and smiles tell everything (the meal is a good example) Two males and a female ,that's no good,one character says.All are caught up in "the net " (the beach ) ,a dead end.The only way to get out of this world is the sea.


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