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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:
... Rosi Echegoyen
... Floreal Echgoyen
... Roberto
... El Negro
... Emilio
Roberto Goyeneche ... Amado
Gabriela Toscano ... Blondi
Mario Lozano ... Echegoyen
... Rasatti
Antonio Ameijeiras ... Peregrino
Inés Molina ... María (as Inés Molina Villafañe)
Fito Páez ... Marcelo
Niní Gambier ... Adela
Chany Mallo ... La mère de Floreal
... 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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This film's dedicated to great Kurdish filmmaker Yilmaz Güney. Besides Güney means "south" in Turkish. See more »

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Sur: A true "atmosphere" film.
18 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Sur" is an excellent nutshell of the Argentine experience during their brutal 1976-83 dictatorship, both the persecution (symbolized by Floreal's ordeals) and the economic ruin (captured in the film's being set in Buenos Aires' neglected southside slaughterhouse district).


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