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La guerra santa (1979)

The action is located in the 1927 rural Mexico. It refers to the Cristero War and the way the clerical groups, in a fanatical struggle against the Government of Calles, manipulate the peasants.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Luke ... Coronel Ursino Valdez
José Carlos Ruiz ... Celso Dominguez
Víctor Junco ... Padre Miguel
Enrique Lucero ... Rutilo Sandoval
Claudio Obregón ... Maestro ateo
Carlos Cámara ... Padre Soler
José Luis Avendaño José Luis Avendaño ... Cristero
Roberto Ruy Roberto Ruy ... Jacinto
Rafael Baledón
Rafael Baledón Rafael Baledón
Antonio Zubiaga Antonio Zubiaga ... Coronel Miranda
Fernando Pinkus Fernando Pinkus ... Cristero
José Dupeyrón José Dupeyrón ... Capitan Cristero
Jorge Fegán Jorge Fegán ... Presidente Municipal
Martha Covarrubias Martha Covarrubias ... Felisa (as Martha Rios)
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The action is located in the 1927 rural Mexico. It refers to the Cristero War and the way the clerical groups, in a fanatical struggle against the Government of Calles, manipulate the peasants.

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Drama | War | Action | Thriller

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 July 1979 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

La cristiada See more »

Filming Locations:

Cadereyta, Querétaro, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Conacite Uno See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Celso Dominguez: [sobbing] "Lord... you can do anything... end this stupidity"
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A narrow-minded movie
4 May 2007 | by armando777See all my reviews

This movie is a superb production, but lacks of tolerance or flexibility or breadth on its view. The photography and locations were chosen beautifully. The story is based on revolution days in Mexico. The movie seems to have been directed as an anti-catholic propaganda against "cristeros" by evangelic fundamentalist, and the use of icons and dialogs are so obvious and deliberated that should be seen as educational essay of movie mistakes that shouldn't been done by a director. I think the movie make conclusions by its own an doesn't allow to make your own. It should have been a interesting movie but you get bored after the first 5 minutes.


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