En Retirada (1984)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Political Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Argentina , Spain   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

When the military junta that ruled Argentina was in power, from 1976 to 1983, Oso was in power with them, as a military thug and torturer. People feared him and shied away from him on the streets. He liked that. Now he is an extremely unpopular man in Buenos Aires, and he goes back home to his mother's house in the provinces far away from there. At his old home, he finds that he cannot make connections with people -- it's been too long since he visited last, and even his former lover wants nothing to do with him. He returns to the city, only to be hounded by the father of one of the desapericidos, the men he kidnapped and murdered. He tries to find the remnants of his old military organization, but there is no one who will stand with him. Everyone of them is in hiding in one way or another. This doesn't sit well with him, and his thoughts begin to take a decidedly vengeful tone.



against-all-odds, oppression, politician