Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar travels to the deserted town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing education to the poorest people.
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"There's no injustice that can be enforced upon a united people." · A film where every shot tells a story of its own. Emilio Fernández to the maximum expression—all of the singularities of his films in display: the love for his motherland, his utopic aspirations, the melodrama, the strength of the people, his masculine and feminine sides, and the legendary visual style he built along with DP Gabriel Figueroa.
I have nothing against political speech behind films but this is just fucking unbearable. Cringeworthy dialogues and acting by María Félix. Beautiful mise-en-scène by masters Figueroa and Fontanals, and that's its only merit.