Patron (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Argentina, Uruguay  |  
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A young peasant woman, forced to marry a wealthy man she despises, gets her revenge in this Argentine-Uruguayan melodrama. Most of the story is filmed in black and white. The "Patron" is Antenor, a powerful and wealthy landowner who is desperate to have a son to bequeath his vast grassland estate to. He chooses for his wife the beautiful teen-ager Paula. Though she is in love with a fellow peasant, the patron leaves her with no choice but to marry him. The two barely speak after the wedding and he makes violent love to her in his desperate attempt to have a child. Later Antenor becomes paralyzed and mute, leaving Paula totally in charge. Thus begins her tragic, brutal quest for revenge.

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heir, injustice, landowner, marriage-arranged, peasant, rape, revenge, teenagers