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Rosa blanca
(Rosa blanca)

by Roberto GAVALDÓN


Veracruz, Mexico in 1937. A foreign oil company tries to obtain the land of a poor Mexican peasant, located in the middle of oil wells already operated by the same company. Lies and unscrupulous trickery are used to try to convince the illiterate peasant, who refuses to sell the plot of land where he lives happily with his family. He is killed and his land sold thanks to false documents. His own son is thus forced to work for the oil company. Harsh working conditions cause the workers strike against harsh working conditions, which come to an end with the oil expropriation of 1938. The foreigners are forced to leave for Arabia in search of new oil fields.

  • Titre français
    Rosa blanca
  • Original title
    Rosa blanca
  • Scénario
    Phil Stevenson, Emilio Carballido et Roberto Gavaldon d'après un roman de B. Traven
  • Photo
    Gabriel Figueroa
  • Montage
    Gloria Schoemann
  • Musique
    Raul Lavista
  • Interprétation
    Ignacio Lopez Tarso, Christiane Martel, Reinhold Olszewski, Rita Macedo, Begona Palacios, Carlos Fernandez, Luis Beristain, John Kelly
  • Production
    CLASA Films Mundiales
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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