La Guerra La Gano Yo (1944)

Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - Argentina  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The English-language title of La Guerra la Gano Yo is the amusingly immodest I Win the War. Argentine comedy-favorite Pepe Areas plays the owner of a small but profitable department store. For the sake of his family, Areas begins climbing up the social ladder, and to this end invests heavily in the prewar rubber-tire market. When hostilities break out, our hero is fabulously wealthy overnight -- and loses his scruples in the process. His glee over closing a huge financial deal with the Germans turns to horror when it appears that the Allied ship bearing his son has been torpedoed. One of the few Argentine films to directly address the ramifications of the country's WWII neutrality, La Guerra la Gano Yo expertly mixes laughs with pungent social comment.