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The Bitter Stems

Los tallos amargos

Directed by Fernando Ayala
Argentina, 1956
Film noir


This brilliant noir won Argentina’s Silver Condor Award as the best film of the year, but it remains virtually unknown in the rest of the world—which is unthinkable because The Bitter Stems is simply one of the finest noir-drenched crime films of the 1950s (and maybe ever).

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The Bitter Stems Directed by Fernando Ayala