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Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

Canoa (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 4 March 1976 (Mexico)
A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army crack-down against ... See full summary »

Director:

Felipe Cazals

Writer:

Tomás Pérez Turrent (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrique Lucero ... El señor cura
Salvador Sánchez ... El testigo
Ernesto Gómez Cruz ... Lucas García
Roberto Sosa Roberto Sosa ... Julián González Baez
Arturo Alegro Arturo Alegro ... Ramón Calvario Gutiérrez
Carlos Chávez Carlos Chávez ... Miguel Flores Cruz
Jaime Garza Jaime Garza ... Roberto Rojano Aguirre
Gerardo Vigil Gerardo Vigil ... Jesús Carrillo Sánchez
Rodrigo Puebla Rodrigo Puebla ... Pedro
Manuel Ojeda ... El que trata de detener el linchamiento
Malena Doria Malena Doria ... Ama de llaves del cura
Flor Trujillo Flor Trujillo ... Sobrina de Pedro
María de los Ángeles Rodríguez María de los Ángeles Rodríguez ... Sabina, sobrina de Pedro
Gastón Melo Gastón Melo ... El sacristán
Jorge Fegán Jorge Fegán ... Comandante
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Storyline

A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army crack-down against student demonstrations in nearby Mexico City and rallies the townsfolk to lynch them. Based on true facts occurred in the town of Canoa in 1968. Written by Salvador Monroy Ordaz <>comitan@df1.telmex.net.mx>

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | Nahuatl

Release Date:

4 March 1976 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Canoa: A Shameful Memory See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Conacite Uno, S.T.P.C. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was shot in four and a half weeks. See more »

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Referenced in Making 'Sólo con tu pareja' (2006) See more »

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El Pecador
Written by Rubén Fuentes and Mario Molina Montes
Performed by Javier Solís
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Most impacting movie in modern Mexico's cinematography
15 August 2005 | by andrescardenasgSee all my reviews

Based on a true story, this movie shows the great differences within Mexico rural and urban areas. Modernity could not be accepted in the rural areas, basically because the ignorant peasants were dominated by certain groups, including, like in this movie, the Catholic Church. Let's remember that the students massacres that had happened in 1968 and 1972 were still fresh in the minds of many Mexicans. Those students had been accused by the Government,of being Comunists. In this particular movie 5 young students of the Capital's State University decide to climb a volcano. Because of bad weather they have to stay overnight in a little village besides the Volcano. The local Priest assumes that they are Communists coming to agitate in his territory and accuses them with the people of trying to close the Church. The mob tries to lynch them. The beauty of this film resides in the fact that fanaticism is shown at its maximum level so as to make us think where this can lead us in our lives. This is true of the corrupt authorities, the Priest that uses Religion to maintain his privileges, the village people that mix Religion and fanaticism, etc. It is a great sociological study of the consequences of these extreme attitudes.


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