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Alias 'La Gringa' (1991)

The escapades of the real life criminal "La Gringa"

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Alberto Durant
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Cast overview:
Germán González Germán González ... La Gringa
Elsa Olivero Elsa Olivero
Orlando Sacha Orlando Sacha
Juan Manuel Ochoa Juan Manuel Ochoa
Enrique Victoria Enrique Victoria
Gonzalo de Miguel Gonzalo de Miguel
Ramón García Ramón García
Aristóteles Picho Aristóteles Picho
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This powerful political drama follows the adventures and escapades of "La Gringa", a likeable criminal capable of escaping from any jail. When he escapes from one with the help of an imprisoned intellectual, "La Gringa", returns in disguise to help pay back the favor but finds himself caught in a prison riot. Written by El Abuelo

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Peru | Spain | Cuba | UK

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Spanish

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1 September 1991 (Canada) See more »

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Rough but not uninteresting Peruvian prison piece.
7 January 2002 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

"La Gringa" the Lima prison escaper, who earned his title because he once got away dressed as a drug lord's visitor mistress, is dragged back after one night's freedom. He gets thrown into a wing with a professor, reluctantly sharing with the Marxist terrorists who do their own cooking, and the escaper and the Prof. bond.

Thoughtful enough piece, competently handled though it outlasts it's the novelty value of it's origin.

Durant clearly sees himself as being a South American Costa-Gavras.


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