Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
The elaborate plans of a group of would-be revolutionaries in the 1930s are foiled, in this Argentine film, when a group of military men pull off a coup and use the stated aspirations of the civilian group to justify their actions. Since the muddle-headed revolutionaries couldn't decide whether they wanted a government of the right-wing or the left, but could only determine that they wanted a "successful" one, they have no basis for objections. The movie follows the revolutionaries' story through one of its members, a disillusioned and idealistic intellectual.
coup-military, politics, disillusionment, revolution