1991

France

115min - 35mm - 1.66 - Color - Adventures

Original language : French and Spanish version available

Cast

Angela Molina
Frank Ramirez
Marie-José Nat
Fanny Bastien
Nathalie Nell

 

Credits

Director: Atahualpa Lichy

Screenplay : Atahualpa Lichy

RIO NEGRO

a film by :Atahualpa Lichy

In 1912, Venezuela is in the grasp of the dictator Juan Vincente Gomez who rules the gigantic country as if it were his own private property. At the same time, in the former province of Rio Negro, the people are awaiting the arrival of the new governor sent by Gomez. Osuna is this new governor. He arrives with his wife Maria Fernande, his two small children and his brother-in-law, Gilberto. That very evening, in the government house, a ball is held in honour of the new governor. Just as the party is in full swing, the confrontation everyone has been expecting takes place†: Carrera, the brutal local chief, turns up with his mercenaries to show that he is still the top man in the region.

French Synopsis :

En 1912, le Vénézuéla subit la féroce dictature de Juan Vicente Gomez. Au même moment, dans l'ancienne province de Rio Negro, on attend l'arrivée du nouveau gouverneur, Osuna, envoyé par Gomez. Il est accompagné de sa femme Maria Fernande, de ses deux enfants et de son beau-frère. Dès le soir de son arrivée, lors du bal organisé en son honneur, éclate la grande confrontation attendue de tous : Carrera, la cacique de la région, un homme brutal, veut montrer publiquement qu'il est toujours l'homme fort du Rio Negro. Pressentant l'importance et le danger de cette manifestation de pouvoir, Osuna retourne la situation et envoi Carrera en captivité.

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