Kargus is a 1981 Spanish drama film written and directed by Juan Miñón and Miguel Ángel Trujillo, at their feature film debut.[1]

Kargus
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Directed byJuan Miñón
Miguel Ángel Trujillo
Written byJuan Miñón
Miguel Ángel Trujillo
StarringHéctor Alterio
Laura Cepeda
Music byPedro Luis Domingo
CinematographyJosé Luis Martínez
Miguel Ángel Trujillo
Release date
  • 1981 (1981)
LanguageSpanish

The film was entered into the main competition at the 38th edition of the Venice Film Festival.[2]

PlotEdit

A series of Vignettes that begin at the Civil War and end at the Spanish Economic Miracle is interwoven with 2 separate abstractions

  1. Seeking a Utopia in the Gilbert Islands
  2. A possible escape from the Social order to El "otro lado"

In Vignete 1 The train which is apparently going to Vizcaya? offers a possible escape route (to France?) In Vignette 2 We see an escape from the Oppressive Social Services that want the change a family (from being hunter gatherers) to fit back into the state sponsored social order. Vignette 3 Focuses on a schoolroom in the 1950s and suggests that one can learn more from daydreaming than following the dry logic of the schoolmaster Vignette 4 at a Rapid Driving School perhaps makes fun of a girl who only looks at the inside of a vehicle and gets a rude awakening when she glimpse the outside of the car Vignete 5 Deals with graffiti removal where the technicians have to think long and loud about the political meanings to choose which graffiti they will remove and which they will allow.

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ José F. Beaumont (19 June 1981). ""Kargus", una reflexión sobre los últimos 40 años de la historia de España". El País. Retrieved 2 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Adriano Aprà, Giuseppe Ghigi, Patrizia Pistagnesi. Cinquant'anni di cinema a Venezia. La Biennale di Venezia, 1982. ISBN 8820802988.

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