|Tiempo de revancha|
|Directed by||Adolfo Aristarain|
|Written by||Adolfo Aristarain|
|Produced by|| Héctor Olivera |
Luis O. Repetto
|Starring|| Federico Luppi |
Julio De Grazia
|Edited by||Eduardo López|
|Music by||Emilio Kauderer|
|Distributed by||Aries Cinematográfica Argentina|
Tiempo de revancha (English language: Time for Revenge) is a 1981 Argentine crime drama film written and directed by Adolfo Aristarain and starring Federico Luppi, Julio De Grazia, Haydée Padilla and Ulises Dumont. It was produced by Héctor Olivera and Luis O. Repetto. The music was composed by Emilio Kauderer. The film premiered in Argentina on July 30, 1981, and won 10 awards, including the Silver Condor for Best Film and Best Film (ex aequo) in the Montréal World Film Festival.
Tiempo de revancha is not only considered as a classic in Latin American cinema and a cult film, but also as a powerful allegory that deals directly with Argentina's last civil-military dictatorship, which was still ruling the country when it was released.
It was selected as the fifth greatest Argentine film of all time in a poll conducted by the Museo del Cine Pablo Ducrós Hicken in 1984, while it ranked 9th in the 2000 edition.In a new version of the survey organized in 2022 by the specialized magazines La vida util, Taipei and La tierra quema, presented at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, the film reached the 3 position.
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