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.
by Hal Erickson synopsis