In 1960, José del Carmen Valenzuela Torres, from the small town of Nahueltoro in Chile, brutally murdered Rosa Rivas Acuña and her five children. This classic film of the Latin American cinema is based on testimonies provided by the murderer himself while he was being prosecuted and the journalists who interviewed him before his sentence was executed. Thirty two months after the massacre at age 23 and after learning how to read and write, "The Jackal of Nahueltoro" faced a firing squad.
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Translation of the opening credits:
Cine Experimental Universidad de Chile and Cinematográfica Tercer Mundo presentNelson Villagra
in a film by Miguel Littin
"About the childhood, path, regeneration and death of Jorge del Carmen Valenzuela Torres,
who also goes by the names José del Carmen Valenzuela Torres, Jorge Sandoval Espinoza, José Jorge Castillo Torres
a.k.a. El Campano, El Trucha, El Canaca, El Chacal de Nahueltoro."
The long title is separated into a short series of title cards. After that, the cast and crew are listed in a normal way. See more
Referenced in Rewind This!