El trueno entre las hojas (1957)

Release Date - Oct 2, 1958 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Argentina, Paraguay  |  
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This Argentine melodrama was released in English-speaking countries as Thunder Among the Leaves. Pursuing a theme familiar to Latin American cinema, the story concerns a worker's revolt in a slave labor camp. Director Armando Bo not only wrote the script, but also plays the leading role: critics at the time felt that he'd bitten off more than he could chew. Some of the film's rawer passages--including a violent rape scene--were severely edited before the film could be considered for American distribution. The original, uncut El trueno entre las hojas was screened at the 1957 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

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atrocity, labor-camp, oppression, prison-riot, revolution, slavery