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103 Ratings


Directed by Felipe Cazals
Mexico, 1976


A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army crack-down against student demonstrations in nearby Mexico City and rallies the townsfolk to lynch them. Based on true facts.

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Canoa Directed by Felipe Cazals

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1976 | 2 wins including: Special Jury Prize (Silver Berlin Bear)

Ariel Awards (Mexico)

1976 | Nominee: Golden Ariel

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