Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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The Bloodstain
(La manche de sangre)


A young inexperienced hostess, exploited by a jealous and cynical pimp, falls in love with a young and shy provincial man.

This documentary-like film was directed by Best Maugard, a famous painter who designed the cabaret walls himself. Shot in 1937 on location in Mexico City with non- professional actors, The Bloodstain was censored for almost 50 years because of a striptease scene considered too bold. It is one of the most highly sought-for Mexican films.

A print was found and restored, although the sixth reel is silent and images are missing at the end of the film.

  • Titre français
    La Tâche de sang
  • Original title
    La manche de sangre
  • Titre international
    The Bloodstain
  • Scénario
    Miguel Ruiz
  • Photo
    Agustin Jimenez Ross Fisher
  • Musique
    José Gamboa Ceballos
  • Interprétation
    Stella Inda, José Casai, Heriberto G., Manuel Dondé, Diego Villalba, Chico Mabarak
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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