The Power of Darkness (1979 film)
The Power of Darkness or El Poder de las tinieblas is a 1979 Argentine mystery-horror thriller film directed by Mario Sábato and starring Sergio Renán. It is based on the chapter named Informe sobre ciegos ("Report on the Blind"), from the novel On Heroes and Tombs, written by the father of the director, Ernesto Sábato. It was nominated for Best Film at the International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto in 1982.
|El Poder de las tinieblas|
|Directed by||Mario Sábato|
|Produced by||Pedro Pereyra|
|Screenplay by||Mario Sábato|
|Based on||On Heroes and Tombs|
by Ernesto Sábato
|Music by||Víctor Proncet|
|Cinematography||Leonardo Rodríguez Solí|
|Edited by||Remo Charbonello|
|June 14, 1979|
The film can be read as a clear metaphor for the State terrorism and violence produced by the dictatorship that ruled Argentina at that time, the self-titled National Reorganization Process (1976–1983).
A man (Renán) has discovered a global conspiracy made by blind people, but can not prove or convince others. So he decides to write a report for the record, in case something happens . The film takes place in dark places, during the night, such as subways and basements.