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Invasion (1969)

Invasión (original title)
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 Hedy Krilla ... Vieja sirvienta
Claudia Sánchez Claudia Sánchez ... Mujer del restaurante
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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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Drama

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 October 1969 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Eisvoli See more »

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Production Co:

Proartel S.A. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Referenced in Borges/Santiago: Variaciones sobre un guión (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Milonga de Manuel Flores
By Aníbal Troilo and Jorge Luis Borges
Guitar by Ubaldo De Lío
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a "missing piece" in the puzzle of 60's cinema
23 September 2011 | by l-c-a-161-582869See all my reviews

a day after i saw invasion (at tiff) i had already come to take it for granted as a part of the essential canon of 60's film. though the affinities with some new wave and related trends of the period (godard, antonioni, resnais) have been noted- and i would certainly add bunuel to that list- hugo santiago's film adds something decisively different to the mix, something you maybe always unconsciously felt belonged there but wasn't really represented by any particular film or "auteur". unfortunately the original negatives were seized (and presumably destroyed) by the military in the early 70's, and the restored print is variable in quality with shoddy french subtitles over which the English titles are projected in real time. this resulted in many mistakes which threatened to render the story even more mysterious than it was intended to be! someone badly needs to do a new restoration on this one! regardless, invasion is, especially when taken in context (1969!) a remarkable achievement in every way. superb, velvety black-and-white cinematography, fabulous location shooting, brilliant performances, and all that, combined with a meaningful, prescient story of the "inevitable, irresistible invasion" which was shortly to overtake argentina and subsequently all of us... the brutally inhuman men in suits...! the protagonist herrera (lautaro murua) is the quintessential borgesian knife-fighter reconfigured as a gun-toting ruthless thug defending civilization-as-we-know it from the "invaders"... the counter-revolution, as is made clear in the film, remains well below the the radar of the everyday football-obsessed citizen... superb, and more timely than ever!!!


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