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Even when Carlos Borcosque was never a good director it is fair to say that this time he achieves an interesting goal: to offer the portrait of one of those Stephan Zweig demented women. On the other hand, the film was planned as a first rate manufacture and the technicians, specially the photography and the settings are quite OK. The cast is a really an interesting one: Amelia Bence and Roberto Escalada are two beautiful objects and they can convey the emotions of the unfortunate couple. Ms. Bence was always prone -in the 40's- to create frightful portraits of not very well mentally balanced women. And this deranged widow is one of her best creatures. As for Mr. Escalada he was fresh from a smash success like SAFO, HISTORIA DE UNA PASIÓN, by Carlos Hugo Christensen. But, there's always a but, they don't click. The movie belongs to Ms. Bence. Mr Escalada has allowed the crew to photograph him. All in all is interesting to see this old melodrama to prove what the old studios could do when respecting a text. The novel had been shot before and would be translated into images very often but this one is very peculiar and worth to watch. abel posadas
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