Chilean adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson story.
Born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina in 1914, Carlos Hugo Christensen is considered one of the most prolific filmmakers in Latin American history.
A pioneer in the film industry, his love of literature combined with a forward-thinking attitude towards sexuality, resulted in a unique point of view which infused Argentine cinema of the forties and fifties with his trademark touch of audacity and veiled eroticism. Films such as “SAFO, Historia De Una Pasión” (1943), where Mecha Ortiz and Roberto Escalada smoked after an implied sexual encounter, or “El Ángel Desnudo”(1946), where famed Argentinean screen goddess Olga Zubarry bared her naked back to the camera in the first ever nude scene in Argentine history, or “Adan y la Serpiente” (1946) where Tilda Thamar exhibited a two piece bathing suit for the first time in Latin American film, pushed the sexual envelope and sparked much controversy and debate.
In 1954, Christensen’s anti-Peron sentiments resulted in his political… read more