The Violin

The Violin

Mexico, 2005, 98 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Foreign, War
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

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Don Plutarco, his son Genaro and his grandson Lucio live a double life: on one hand they are musicians and humble farmers, on the other they support the campesina peasant guerilla movement's armed efforts against the oppressive government. When the military seizes the village, the rebels flee to the sierra hills, forced to leave behind their stock of ammunition. While the guerillas organize a counter-attack, old Plutarco executes his own plan. He plays up his appearance as a harmless violin player, in order to get into the village and recover the ammunition hidden his corn field. His violin playing charms the army captain, who orders Plutarco to come back daily. Arms and music play a tenuous game of cat-and-mouse which ultimately results in painful betrayal.

DIRECTOR: Francisco Vargas
Producer: Angeles Castro, Hugo Rodriguez, Francisco Vargas
Editor: Ricardo Garfias, Francisco Vargas
Screenwriter: Francisco Vargas
Cinematographer: Martin Boege, Osacar Hijuelos
Music: Armando Rosas, Cuauhtemoc Tavira
Principal Cast: Angel Tavira, Gerardo Taracena, Dagoberto Gama, Mario Garibaldi
Filmography: Tierra Caliente (2004), Conejo (1999), Hay momentos (1998)
US Distributor: Film Movement

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