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15 Ratings

Juan Moreira

Directed by Leonardo Favio
Argentina, 1973
Drama, History, Adventure


In this amazing and complex Argentine historical drama, much of the true story of the 19th-century assassin Juan Moreira comes to the screen. At the time of its release, this Argentine film was the most popular locally made film ever to be shown there.

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Juan Moreira Directed by Leonardo Favio

Critics reviews

Juan Moreira is a lush, episodic historical drama, and is Favio’s first color film. The charismatic Rodolfo Bebán plays the title character, and Favio shoots him fetishistically—in intense, urgent close-ups, often with sweat and/or blood running down his face or his body—Piñeiro’s press notes liken the film to a Spaghetti Western… For Piñeiro, what registers is that the highly stylized Juan Moreira is a modernist take on naturalism.
October 15, 2014
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