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La boca del lobo (1988)

The Peruvian anti-terrorist army takes control of a far away and unknown small village isolated in the Andes by the terrorist militia "Sendero Luminoso" (Shining Path), during the dirty war in Peru at 80's decade.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gustavo Bueno Gustavo Bueno ... Lt. Iván Roca
Toño Vega Toño Vega ... Vitin Luna
José Tejada José Tejada ... Gallardo
Gilberto Torres Gilberto Torres ... Sgt. Moncada
Bertha Pagaza Bertha Pagaza ... Julia
Antero Sanchez Antero Sanchez ... Lt. Basulto
Aristóteles Picho Aristóteles Picho ... El Chino
Fernando Vasquez Fernando Vasquez ... Bacigalupo
Luis Saavedra Luis Saavedra ... Escalante
Lucio Yabar Lucio Yabar ... Quispe
Walter Florian Walter Florian ... Polanco
Dionisio Tovar Dionisio Tovar ... Rogello
Luis Otoya Luis Otoya ... Mayor
Garman Guevara Garman Guevara ... Peasant
Luiz Trielli Luiz Trielli ... Losano
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The military anti-terrorist army takes control of "Chuspi", an unknown and faraway small village, isolated by the terrorist group "Sendero Luminoso" (Shining Path). A soldier called Vitin Luna, and other young soldiers face an invisible, perhaps superior force. Their unit is commanded by a brutal lieutenant who declares the entire village guilty of treason. In the face of this crisis, Vitin must choose between blind obedience and his own conscience. Written by El Abuelo

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Country:

Peru | Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

8 December 1988 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Mouth of the Wolf See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Realistic and Cold
5 March 2004 | by Alien_LatinoSee all my reviews

I just saw this movie and let me say that it's as realistic as it can get, in some scenes it's hard to distinguish if it's a movie or a documentary. The movie not only documents the reality of the peruvian civil war but also what exactly goes on in villages afflicted by war, the movie also depicts the racism against indian peoples in latin nations. This movie is the epitome of realism. I know this because I have been myself in the middle of a Latin American civil war and there's nothing you can subtract from this movie as being unrealistic. The "Sendero Luminoso" (Shinning Path) guerrillas were the most strange guerrilla movement in the American continent, it was refreshing to see this movie and see their modus operandi in the battlefield.

I give it an 8/10.


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