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The Secret Nation (1989)

La nación clandestina (original title)
| Drama | 1989 (Spain)
Sebastian Mamani returns to his Aymara community from which he was expelled long ago. He is carrying the great mask of death, he must dance until he died, in a kind of atonement for the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jorge Sanjinés

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Jorge Sanjinés
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Cast

Credited cast:
Julio Baltazar Julio Baltazar
Percy Brun Percy Brun
Zulema Bustamante Zulema Bustamante
Juan Carlos Calcina Juan Carlos Calcina
Víctor Condiri Víctor Condiri
Orlando Huanca Orlando Huanca ... Vicente
Delfina Mamani Delfina Mamani ... Basilia
Tatiana Mancilla Tatiana Mancilla
Arminda Miranda Arminda Miranda
Edwin Pinell Edwin Pinell
Willy Pérez Willy Pérez
Félix Quisbert Félix Quisbert
Roque Salgado Roque Salgado ... Clarividente
Luis Severich Luis Severich
Reynaldo Yujra Reynaldo Yujra ... Sebastian
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Sebastian Mamani returns to his Aymara community from which he was expelled long ago. He is carrying the great mask of death, he must dance until he died, in a kind of atonement for the sins that caused his exile and as a way to be reborn in his lost cultural identity.

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Bolivia

Language:

Spanish | Aymara

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1989 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nação Clandestina See more »

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The masterpiece of the bolivian cinema
29 January 2013 | by camilomgnSee all my reviews

Jorge Sanjinés probably the most awarded bolivian filmmaker directed this hidden treasure of the Latin American cinema. With a great script and a avant-garde time-lime setting the film is a masterpiece. Settled in the andean region the story of a aymara man that wants to reconnect with his tradition even in a political unstable situation. With a film like Clandestine Nation someone can asked about the idea of what means an independent film because no longer this is a low budget film with amateur actors this film as well as the other films of Sanjinés are deeply involve with the cause of the defense the indigenous identity of Bolivia. Even Sanjinés is openly ant-imperialist in reference to the U.S. politics abroad the film also reflect the idea of left-wing can't understand the indigenous population. Clandestine Nation is a tale about the conviction of the andean people to fight for their identity.


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