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La primera carga al machete (1969)

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Credited cast:
Adolfo Llauradó Adolfo Llauradó
José Rodríguez José Rodríguez
Idalia Anreus Idalia Anreus
Eslinda Núñez Eslinda Núñez
Pablito Milanés Pablito Milanés
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raúl Pomares Raúl Pomares
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Country:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

January 1971 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Charge of the Machete See more »

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Atypical but brilliant independent movie
12 October 2017 | by benoitmarsSee all my reviews

I haven't seen any other M.O. Gomez's movies, but, in spite of thousands hours watching movies, I have seen very few films as peculiar as "La primera carga el machete". The movie is heavily influenced by Peter Watkins' impressive work: this one's first movies had been released for some years at these times, and their quite unique mix of historical news coverage style, documentary accuracy and fictitious eagerness are fundamental.

But M. O. Gomez managed to find his own style: the Hispanic-Cuban art of conversation deserves very pleasant dialogues between proponents and opponents, and the cinematography is deeply rooted in materializing the conflict which is told all along the story. The serious ease of historical and social veracity is thus enhanced by an originality and a lightness quite rare.

Furthermore, the project was granted with enough funds to achieve the director's aim: splendid master houses, real haciendas as well as vast battle fields are to be seen on screen, with lots of actors and extras, very accurate clothes, props and sets. The experimental willing also are enhanced by a brilliant production design.

Quite concise, rightly celebrated in the cult book written by Amos Vogel, "Film as a Subversive Art", this movie is highly recommended for anyone interested in atypical but brilliant cinema.


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