Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
One interesting aspect of this film is that director Sergio Cabrera created it by adding a surrounding story to another previously released film, Dueling Techniques (1988). Dueling Techniques chronicled the dispute of two friends who duel for an unnamed breach of honor. There are at least two possible causes for the duel. Both men, Oquendo, a butcher, and Albarracin, a teacher, were involved in left-wing terrorism. They were assigned to blow up train containing the Colombian president and they failed miserably. The other possible reason for the duel was Oquendo's wife Miriam who on one occasion gave Albarracin, a bachelor, a shoulder massage. Miriam is the only one in town who does not know of the duel. The rest of the town are placing bets on the winners. Even the town priest, Father Tronsco, is involved. The new story, added to the old, is set after the duel. Oquendo's adolescent son Vladimir is thrown out of military school after they learn of his father's duel. Vladimir begins looking for the truth behind the duel.
butcher, duel, family-secrets, friendship, honor [recognition], investigation, teacher, terrorism, train [locomotive], wager