Canoa (1976) Felipe CazalsDirector: Felipe Cazals | Writer: Tomas Perez Turrent | Editor: Rafael Ceballos | Cast: Salvador Sanchez, Carlos Chávez, Jaime Garza, Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Enrique Lucero, Manuel Ojeda, Roberto Sosa, Malena Doria, Rodrigo Cruz, Jorge Fegán, Jaime Garza | Genre: Crime, Adventure, Thriller, Drama, Foreign | Cinematographer: Álex Phillips Jr. | Awards: 2 wins & 2 nomination | Runtime: 90 Min | Format: DvdRip, Color, NTSC, Avi | Language: Spanish, with English subtitles included in rar files (srt) | Country: Mexico
This 1976 Mexican feature is based on a reportedly real incident which took place in 1968. When a group of hikers happen upon a village governed by a paranoid and fanatical priest, they are labelled as communists and desecrators and are lynched by the bespelled townspeople.
Number 14 in the list of the 100th Best Mexican Movies of All Time.
Synopsis: Based on true events that transpired on September 14, 1968, CANOA tells the story of five employees of Puebla University who set out on a hiking trip to the Mexican town of San Miguel Canoa. There, they are mistaken for radical communists by a fanatical local priest who incites the townspeople to riot, resulting in the murders of several of the men from the University.
About the director Felipe Cazals:
Felipe Cazals (born July 28, 1937) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter and producer born in Guethary, France, but registered as born in Zapopan, Jalisco, where he lived his childhood, before being established with his family in Mexico City. He was born of Spaniard parents exiled after the Spanish Civil War, and he studied film production in France. Together with Arturo Ripstein and Alejandro Jodorowsky is considered in Mexico one of the most representative film directors of his generation. His masterworks Las Inocentes (1986), Las Poquianchis (1976), El Apando (1976) and Canoa (1975), make him considered to be one of the most creative and bitter-critic filmmaker in the history of Latin-American movies.
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