El Violin

Overview

Filmmaker Francisco Vargas makes his feature-film debut with this expansion of his well-received short film detailing the struggle between the peasants and military in 1970s-era Mexico. Don Plutarco Angel Tavira is a dignified elder who, along with his son Genaro Gerardo Taracena and grandson Lucio Mario Garibaldi, makes his living as a traveling musician. On the side, the trio secretly smuggles weapons and supplies to the freedom fighters who are bravely attempting to overthrow the oppressive regime. When the ...
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Overview

Filmmaker Francisco Vargas makes his feature-film debut with this expansion of his well-received short film detailing the struggle between the peasants and military in 1970s-era Mexico. Don Plutarco Angel Tavira is a dignified elder who, along with his son Genaro Gerardo Taracena and grandson Lucio Mario Garibaldi, makes his living as a traveling musician. On the side, the trio secretly smuggles weapons and supplies to the freedom fighters who are bravely attempting to overthrow the oppressive regime. When the trio returns to their hometown to find that it has been occupied by the army in their absence and the villagers have been forced to flee, Genaro departs in hopes of salvaging their supplies while Plutarco boldly approaches the squad captain Dagoberto Gama with the intention of personally recovering the ammunition on the sly. An outwardly harmless old man who convinces the captain to allow him access to the cornfields in exchange for playing music, Plutarco slowly but surely begins smuggling the ammunition back into the village in his violin case as the unsuspecting military man ravenously gorges himself into oblivion.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2008
  • UPC: 616892950622
  • Original Release: 2006
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  • Source: Film Movement
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 75,551

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angel Tavira Maldonado Don Plutarco Hidalgo
Don Angel Tavira Don Plutarco
Dagoberto Gama The Captain
Fermin Martinez The Lieutenant
Gerardo Taracena Genaro
Mario Garibaldi Lucio
Technical Credits
Francisco Vargas Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Matias Barberis Sound/Sound Designer
Natalia Beristian Casting
Martin Boege Cinematographer
Claudio "Pache" Contreras Production Designer
Isabel Cortazar Casting
Ricardo Garfias Editor
Enrique Greiner Sound/Sound Designer
Marco A. Henandez Sound/Sound Designer
Isabel Munoz Sound/Sound Designer
Rafael Ravello Costumes/Costume Designer
Armando Rosas Score Composer
Cuauhtemoc Tavira Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Violin
1. No Fools [7:57]
2. Cantina [8:37]
3. Where is He? [8:53]
4. In the Begining [7:09]
5. a Fair Trade? [9:04]
6. Risks [9:46]
7. Getting Worse [5:41]
8. Checking the Crops [9:28]
9. Lessons [6:59]
10. Harvest [5:57]
11. Ambush [14:51]
12. Credits [4:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Violin
   Play the Violin
   Scene Access
   Special Features
      Biographies
         Francis Vargas - Writer/Director/Producer
         Don Angel Tavira - Don Plutarco
         Dagoberto Gama - The Captain
         Gerardo Taracena - Genaro
      Set-Up
         Turn English Subtitles: Off
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         Play the Violin
      This Month's Short Film - Cyril Paris' - Un Bisou Pout Le Monde
         Play Un Bisou Pour Le Monde
      The Violin Theatrical Trailer
      Also Available from Film Movement
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