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The South (1988)

Sur (original title)
The movie starts while Floreal, the main protagonist, was being released from the prison when the military coup ended in 1983. He is estranged to his former life because of his last few ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susú Pecoraro ... Rosi Echegoyen
Miguel Ángel Solá ... Floreal Echgoyen
Philippe Léotard ... Roberto
Lito Cruz ... El Negro
Ulises Dumont ... Emilio
Roberto Goyeneche Roberto Goyeneche ... Amado
Gabriela Toscano Gabriela Toscano ... Blondi
Mario Lozano Mario Lozano ... Echegoyen
Nathán Pinzón ... Rasatti
Antonio Ameijeiras Antonio Ameijeiras ... Peregrino
Inés Molina Inés Molina ... María (as Inés Molina Villafañe)
Fito Páez Fito Páez ... Marcelo
Niní Gambier Niní Gambier ... Adela
Chany Mallo Chany Mallo ... La mère de Floreal
Susana Mayo ... Cora
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The movie starts while Floreal, the main protagonist, was being released from the prison when the military coup ended in 1983. He is estranged to his former life because of his last few years in prison and especially discovering his wife has cheated on him soured their relation. He is not sure if he wants to go back to his old life and family. Wandering through the night his old friend "El-Negro" appears in the dark. He announces that he was assassinated during the military coup and he is a dead man now. But he has a special mission this night and he is back for this special occasion: To help Floreal catch up fast and face with his life and his time in prison. El-Negro helps him to watch through the important events happened in his absence. He confronts some people of importance to him as he wanders around through the night while his wife is waiting for him anxiously thinking he might never come back. During the long night El-Negro helps him to get past with his anger, makes him to ... Written by Kerem ERSOY kerem@sibernet.com.tr

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Certificate:

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Country:

Argentina | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

5 March 1988 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

The South See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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This film's dedicated to great Kurdish filmmaker Yilmaz Güney. Besides Güney means "south" in Turkish. See more »

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Wonderful movie
28 February 2009 | by drewski_30312See all my reviews

This movie is very sad but also. It is the opposite of anything that comes out of our movie culture. Beautiful music and very moving. If you are a fan of tango music you will also enjoy the scenes of Roberto Goyeneche( "El Polaco") haunting tango singing that are interspersed during the movie. At times this movie works almost like a tango musical. When I say musical don't expect to see people dancing or singing gaily in the streets. Since the music is mostly tango (there also a Milonga song "El Tartamudo" The Stutterer The movie is not a linear narrative. It is very existential and atmospheric.

I also recommend movies by Eliseo Subiela: " No te mueras sin decirme donde vas." Don't die without telling me where you are going


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