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160 Ratings

The Violin

El violin

Directed by Francisco Vargas
Mexico, 2005
Drama, Musical


In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture, assault, rape and murder. Don Plutarco, his son Genaro and his grandson Lucio, musicians and humble farmers, support the peasant guerilla.

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The Violin Directed by Francisco Vargas

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2006 | Winner: Un Certain Regard - Best Actor

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2005 | 3 wins including: C.I.C.A.E. Award (Films in Progress)

2006 | 2 special mentions including: Horizons Award

São Paulo International Film Festival

2006 | 2 wins including: Special Jury Award

2006 | 2 honorable mentions including: Feature Film (International Jury Award)

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