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El Muerto (The Dead Man)

VHS
103 minutes
PQ7797 .B635 M81 1987

Based on the short story of the same name by Jorge Luis Borges, El Muerto traces the life of Benjamin Otalora. In nineteenth century South America, Otalora must flee Buenos Aires for killing a man. On his arrival in Montevideo, he meets the leader of a smuggling ring who takes him under his wings. As the aging gang leader takes sick however, Otalora covertly attempts to claim power within the ring. In the treacherous final showdown, his destiny is forged.

Spanish with English subtitles.

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