100 Films of Latin American Cinema

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Film selections from the book "Tierra en trance: el cine latinoamericano en 100 películas," by Alberto Elena and Marina Díaz López (1999).

Selections are ordered by country of origin and year of release.

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    Besos brujos

    1937 — a.k.a. Bewitching Kisses, in 0 top lists Check
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    Puerta cerrada

    1939 — a.k.a. Closed Door, in 0 top lists Check
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    Prisioneros de la tierra

    1939, in 1 top list Check
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    La guerra gaucha

    1942 — a.k.a. The Gaucho War, in 2 top lists Check
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    Dios se lo pague

    1948 — a.k.a. God Bless You, in 1 top list Check
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    Pobre, mi madre querida

    1948, in 0 top lists Check
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    Las aguas bajan turbias

    1952 — a.k.a. Dark River, in 2 top lists Check
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    La casa del ángel

    1957 — a.k.a. End of Innocence, in 4 top lists Check
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    La mano en la trampa

    1961 — a.k.a. The Hand in the Trap, in 2 top lists Check
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    Tres veces Ana

    1961, in 0 top lists Check
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    Los inundados

    1962 — a.k.a. Flooded Out, in 1 top list Check
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    El romance del Aniceto y la Francisca

    1967, in 2 top lists Check
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    La hora de los hornos: Notas y testimonios...

    1968 — a.k.a. The Hour of the Furnaces, in 8 top lists Check
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    Invasión

    1969 — a.k.a. Invasion, in 0 top lists Check
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    Los traidores

    1973 — a.k.a. The Traitors, in 0 top lists Check
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    Tiempo de revancha

    1981 — a.k.a. Time for Revenge, in 2 top lists Check
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    Camila

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
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    La historia oficial

    1985 — a.k.a. The Official Story, in 5 top lists Check
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    La deuda interna

    1988 — a.k.a. Veronico Cruz, in 1 top list Check
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    Sur

    1988 — a.k.a. The South, in 1 top list Check
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    Últimas imágenes del naufragio

    1989 — a.k.a. Last Images of the Shipwreck, in 2 top lists Check
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    La noche eterna

    1991, in 0 top lists Check
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    Un lugar en el mundo

    1992 — a.k.a. A Place in the World, in 3 top lists Check
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    Vuelve Sebastiana

    1953 — a.k.a. Come Back, Sebastiana, in 1 top list Check
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    Yawar Mallku

    1969 — a.k.a. Blood of the Condor, in 4 top lists Check
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    La nación clandestina

    1989 — a.k.a. The Secret Nation, in 0 top lists Check
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    Cuestión de fe

    1995, in 0 top lists Check
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    Limite

    1931, in 8 top lists Check
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    Ganga Bruta

    1933, in 4 top lists Check
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    Alô Alô Carnaval

    1936, in 0 top lists Check
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    O Cangaceiro

    1953 — a.k.a. Cangaceiro, in 3 top lists Check
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    Rio, 40 Graus

    1955 — a.k.a. Rio, 40 Degrees, in 3 top lists Check
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    Vidas Secas

    1963 — a.k.a. Barren Lives, in 8 top lists Check
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    Os Fuzis

    1964 — a.k.a. The Guns, in 3 top lists Check
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    Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol

    1964 — a.k.a. Black God, White Devil, in 9 top lists Check
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    Terra em Transe

    1967 — a.k.a. Entranced Earth, in 7 top lists Check
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    Macunaíma

    1969 — a.k.a. Macunaima, in 5 top lists Check
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    São Bernardo

    1972, in 2 top lists Check
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    Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica

    1975, in 3 top lists Check
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    Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos

    1976 — a.k.a. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, in 2 top lists Check
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    Xica da Silva

    1976 — a.k.a. Xica, in 0 top lists Check
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    Bye Bye Brasil

    1980 — a.k.a. Bye Bye Brazil, in 4 top lists Check
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    Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco

    1980 — a.k.a. Pixote, in 7 top lists Check
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    Eles Não Usam Black-Tie

    1981 — a.k.a. They Don't Wear Black Tie, in 3 top lists Check
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    Central do Brasil

    1998 — a.k.a. Central Station, in 7 top lists Check
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    Chircales

    1972 — a.k.a. The Brickmakers, in 2 top lists Check
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    Agarrando pueblo

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
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    La estrategia del caracol

    1993 — a.k.a. The Snail's Strategy, in 2 top lists Check
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    Now

    1965, in 4 top lists Check
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    La muerte de un burócrata

    1966 — a.k.a. Death of a Bureaucrat, in 5 top lists Check
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