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Chuquiago (1977)

Racial, social and cultural aspects of La Paz (called Chuquiago by the Aymaras) seen through four stories.

Director:

Antonio Eguino

Writer:

Óscar Soria
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Cast

Credited cast:
Néstor Yujiri Néstor Yujiri ... Isico
Edmundo Villarroel Edmundo Villarroel ... Johnny
David Sàntalla David Sàntalla ... Carlos
Tatiana Aponte Tatiana Aponte ... Patricia
Alejandra Quispe Alejandra Quispe ... Mama Candicha
Jesusa Mangudo Jesusa Mangudo ... Frutera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lupe Andrade Lupe Andrade
Rafo Mory Rafo Mory
Hugo Pozo Hugo Pozo
Raoul Ruiz
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Racial, social and cultural aspects of La Paz (called Chuquiago by the Aymaras) seen through four stories.

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Country:

Bolivia

Language:

Aymara | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 1977 (Bolivia) See more »

Also Known As:

Vier Gesichter einer Stadt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Grupu Ukamau See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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same old
9 December 2014 | by yorimevets-130-485246See all my reviews

This flick was shown at a filmfest at George Mason University back in 1983. There was an intro by an agitating professor who was hell-bent on making sure we did not reach our own conclusions. But, I had a Bolivian neighbor (who was studying economics) who told me with a shrug that he'd seen it, and once you've seen Chuquiago you've seen every other Bolivian movie.

Essentially it's a propaganda piece along the lines of Sergei Eisenstein's silent Russian works, and was meant to incite the Indios into revolution against their Spanish/Jewish bosses. Such a policy might be short-sighted considering the background of the producers.

The four characters are a fellow who makes an investment and gets cheated, and Indian kid who's resigned to working until the day he dies, and two other forgettable people. Cut me some slack here! It's been 30 years and I need to get to 10 lines. On the plus side the background music and cinematography are both worth it and have no desire to travel to Bolivia. I thought about this while watching an episode of South Park where the pan flute players are keeping the killer guinea pigs at bay.


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