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Invasión (1969)

A group of men led by an old man trying to stop an invasion of the city of Aquileia. The invaders are introducing a machinery for a mass invasion, but the invasion is absolute and impossible to define.

Director:

Hugo Santiago

Writers:

Jorge Luis Borges (story), Adolfo Bioy Casares (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Olga Zubarry ... Irene
Lautaro Murúa ... Herrera
Juan Carlos Paz Juan Carlos Paz ... Don Porfirio
Martín Adjemián ... Irala
Daniel Fernández Daniel Fernández ... Lebendiger
Roberto Villanueva Roberto Villanueva ... Silva
Lito Cruz ... Jefe de los jóvenes (as Oscar Cruz)
Jorge Cano Jorge Cano ... Julio Vildrac
Ricardo Ormello Ricardo Ormello ... Cachorro (as Ricardo Ormellos)
Leal Rey Leal Rey ... Marcelo
Horacio Nicolai Horacio Nicolai ... Torturador
Juan Carlos Galván Juan Carlos Galván ... Jefe de otro grupo invasor
Aldo Mayo Aldo Mayo ... Jefe del grupo invasor
Hedy Krilla ... Vieja sirvienta
Claudia Sánchez Claudia Sánchez ... Mujer del restaurante
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Storyline

A group of men led by an old man trying to stop an invasion of the city of Aquileia. The invaders are introducing a machinery for a mass invasion, but the invasion is absolute and impossible to define.

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Trivia

The character of Don Porfirio is said to be based on Argentine author Macedonio Fernández. See more »

Connections

Features Along the Rio Grande (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Milonga de Manuel Flores
By Aníbal Troilo and Jorge Luis Borges
Guitar by Ubaldo De Lío
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Flawed film
10 November 2011 | by hof-4See all my reviews

Jorge Luis Borges was a great writer. Adolfo Bioy Casares was a good writer with infrequent flashes of very good. Occasionally, they wrote together. Curiously, the quality of their joint work always sank lower than the quality of each writer's output; they seemed to cause each other to lower their standards. The story for this movie is an example. It narrates the resistance of a small group against an invasion and takeover of an imaginary country in an abstract, bloodless and totally unrealistic fashion. The dialog has been written by Borges and the director Hugo Santiago. The lines are frequently stilted and literary; a great writer is not necessarily a good screenwriter. The actor's delivery of the dialog tends to the monotonic. The direction is uneven; the movie proceeds briskly at times, but it has very slow stretches. Action scenes are not very believable.

What makes this film watchable is the extraordinary black and white cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich; in spite of its virtuosity it never interferes with the action. After a brilliant career in Argentina Aronovich moved to Europe where he became one of the best cinematographers in the world.

The subject of this film (and some scenes) caught the attention of the military dictatorship that took power in Argentina in 1976. Parts of the original negative were destroyed. The version we watch now is made from the surviving negative and positive copies.


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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 October 1969 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Proartel S.A. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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