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La choca (1974)

Martin lives in a mountain hut with his wife, La Choca, and his son, little Martin, and Flor, Choca's sister. They live through hardship to make ends meet, and Martin does some smuggling. ... See full summary »

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Emilio Fernández
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mercedes Carreño Mercedes Carreño ... Flor
Gregorio Casal ... Martin, el Gaucho
Armando Silvestre ... Fabiel
Pilar Pellicer Pilar Pellicer ... La Choca
Salvador Sánchez ... Audias
Juanito Guerra Arellano Juanito Guerra Arellano ... Martincito
Chano Urueta Chano Urueta ... Don Pomposo
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Martin lives in a mountain hut with his wife, La Choca, and his son, little Martin, and Flor, Choca's sister. They live through hardship to make ends meet, and Martin does some smuggling. During his abscence, three men arrive, accuse him of having betrayed them, and set a trap to capture him. When he arrives, all hell breaks loose, and out of the carnage only La Choca survives. Written by Artemis-9

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 September 1974 (Mexico) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Sofia, Oaxaca, Mexico See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Emilio Fernández and Pilar Pellicer won Ariel Awards for Best Director and Best Actress ("Actuación femenina") from the Academia Mexicana de Artesy y Ciencias Cinematograpficasin 1975 for their work on this film. See more »

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Referenced in Una familia de diez: Gaby y Plutarco enojados (2007) See more »

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It Preserve Indio's Essence
7 June 2007 | by treada73See all my reviews

In Oaxaca's jungle,the 'Indio' Fernandez show us a passionate drama which preserve his very particular style in spite of the years, those years allow too some series of bad words in the film which made it more believable. Pilar Pellicer as the Choca seems to be rude enough to resist anything, however she succumb in front of the carnal desire represented in one of the bandits, who had killed her husband and attack her family-intense feelings- essential factor in Indio's films are shown, in this time in violent way.

The very desirable MecheCarreño,shows gently her body every time she touch water, maybe 'cause she does't have any other purpose in the movie, however when Salvador Sanchez tries to rape her ,he didn't get it. an entertain film towards the end of the career of the most awarded director in the golden years of our industry


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