"Time for Revenge"
Directed by Adolfo Aristarain
"Best Film" winner of three
international film festivals. A demolition worker at a remote copper mine
rigs a dynamite accident to black-mail the corrupt company, by pretending to have been
struck speechless in a shock from the blast. The ruthless bosses will do anything to
break him. To collect damages, he must maintain his silence despite unbearable
temptations and pressures until the shattering, shocking climax.
This original and gripping thriller mesmerizes the viewer with its clever plotting and
unpredictable action. Well-acted and vigorously directed, it presents a fascinating
character who must live by his wits in his battle against the repressive system. The
compelling soty crackes with nerve-jangling tensions, savage irony and cynical humor.
Shot under military dictatorship, the film's political significance is powerful yet
subtle. With Federico Luppi, Haydee Padilla, Julio De Grazia, Ulises Dumont, Aldo Barbero,
Enrique Liporace, Jose Jofre Soares, Arturo Maly and Rodolfo Ranni. Spanish with
English subtitles. Color. 112 minutes.