La boca del lobo (1988)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 122 min.  |   Countries - Spain, Peru  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

This South American melodrama was released in English-speaking countries as The Lion's Den. The film's backdrop is the long (and to some, never-ending) period of civil unrest in Peru. Government troops are pinned down by enemy fire in a remote Peruvian village. The tension is unbearable as the troops wonder when and where the communist guerillas will strike next. Comparisons to Vietnam are not only welcomed but openly encouraged.



war, against-all-odds, atrocity, POW (Prisoner of War), territory