Time for Revenge

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Tiempo de revancha (English language: Time for Revenge) is a 1981 Argentine crime drama film written and directed by Adolfo Aristarain and starring Federico Luppi, Julio De Grazia, Haydée Padilla and Ulises Dumont. It was produced by Héctor Olivera and Luis O. Repetto. The music was composed by Emilio Kauderer. The film premiered in Argentina on July 30, 1981, and won 10 awards, including the Silver Condor for Best Film and Best Film (ex aequo) in the Montréal World Film Festival.[1]

Tiempo de revancha
Spanish language theatrical poster
Directed byAdolfo Aristarain
Produced byHéctor Olivera
Luis O. Repetto
Written byAdolfo Aristarain
StarringFederico Luppi
Haydée Padilla
Julio De Grazia
Ulises Dumont
Aldo Barbero
Enrique Liporace
Arturo Maly
Rodolfo Ranni
Music byEmilio Kauderer
CinematographyHoracio Maira
Edited byEduardo López
Distributed byAries Cinematográfica Argentina
Televicine International
Release date
  • 30 July 1981 (1981-07-30)
Running time
112 min.

Tiempo de revancha is not only considered as a classic in Latin American cinema and a cult film, but also as a powerful allegory that deals directly with Argentina's last civil-military dictatorship, which was still ruling the country when it was released.[2]


Pedro Bengoa, an ex-union organizing demolition worker, and Bruno Di Toro, an old friend of his, decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for. They set up a fake accident in a copper pit, in which Di Toro pretends to have been struck mute as a consequence of an explosion, and Pedro would corroborate his story. During the explosion things don't go as planned and Di Toro loses his life, leaving Pedro to continue the plan on his own, still pretending to be mute. However, when the company finally agrees to a financial settlement, Pedro refuses to accept; he now wants only justice, and his case goes to the courts. This event changes Pedro's life forever.



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