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Mestizo (1988)

A village on the Venezuelan coast, a place of fishermen and big haciendas. Aquiles Vargas, a white aristocrat in somewhat reduced circumstances, fights with Cruz Guaregua, a humble black ... See full summary »

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Mario Handler
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Marcos Moreno Marcos Moreno ... El Mestizo Jose Ramon Vargas
Zezé Motta Zezé Motta ... Cruz Guaregua, mestizos's mother
Aldo Tulian Aldo Tulian ... Aquiles Vargas
Nancy González Nancy González ... La mujer del Juez
Víctor Cuica Víctor Cuica ... Pachu
Omar Gonzalo Omar Gonzalo ... Juez
Eduardo Gil Eduardo Gil ... Tio Ramon
Hilda Vera Hilda Vera ... Tia Milita
Gonzalo Cubero Gonzalo Cubero ... Parucho
Darcy D'Sus Darcy D'Sus ... Ana Maria Pavan
Elisa Heymann Elisa Heymann ... Josefina
Pascal Marcos Pascal Marcos ... Junior White
Raúl Medina Raúl Medina ... El bobo Cheche
Isabel Mijares Isabel Mijares ... Sirvienta de los White
Raymundo Mijares Raymundo Mijares ... Chuito Guaregua
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A village on the Venezuelan coast, a place of fishermen and big haciendas. Aquiles Vargas, a white aristocrat in somewhat reduced circumstances, fights with Cruz Guaregua, a humble black fisherwoman, and mother of his only son, a half-caste 'mestizo'. Vargas takes the Mestizo away to raise him as a white, with his Aunt Milita as foster-mother. As an adolescent, the 'mestizo' Jose Ramon is propelled by his bohemian Uncle Ramon towards poetry, but Aquiles takes him to be 'civilized' in the local courthouse. There he is taken into a perverse relationship with the judge's wife, while the judge watches. Jose Ramon escapes, horrified, but in his naivety finds himself in love with the judge's wife. But the situation is impossible. Jose Ramon tries in vain to be a fisherman, but fights with his mother. Aunt Milita sends a servant girl to seduce him and bring him back home. Everybody, beginning with Cruz, tries to save him. But the social and sexual conflicts, power, culture and the Law, and ... Written by Anonymous

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racism | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Country:

Venezuela | Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

October 1988 (Venezuela) See more »

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