3,5 A man commits an abominable crime and in the months before the execution his transformation from nonentity to literate + useful citizen is publicized with the sensation due to a monkey that has learned computing. Amazed, society revels in the revelation it can both bestialize, driving someone to point-of-no-return despair, and tame the inner beast, all the time fondling alcohol as a pet means to keep the cauldron
My favourite chilean film. One of the finest examples of the neorealist influences in new chilean cinema, in a story that threatens prison logic by making the question: What came first, the criminal or the violence? A critique to chilean state just before Allende's time, and a must seen for every chilean out there.