La guerra gaucha
The Gaucho War

Lucas Demare

Argentina, Drama, 1942
95 min, 35mm, Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles


Co-sponsored by Austin Film Society

An award-winning epic film, La guerra gaucha is set in the Salta Province in 1817 during Argentina’s war for independence, when the irregular forces commanded by General Martín Güemes carry out a guerrilla action against the Spanish army. The commander of a Spanish army contingent, Lieutenant Villarreal, is wounded, captured by the guerrillas, and put under the medical care of Asunción, the mistress of an estancia. When she finds out from his identification papers that the Lieutenant, though serving in the Spanish army, was born in Lima, she persuades him of the justice of liberating America from Spain. The film was awarded the 1942 Silver Condor for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay from the Argentine Film Critics Association.


Lucas Demare, born in 1910, was a prominent Argentine film director, screenwriter and film producer in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. In 1964 he was a member of the jury at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival. He died of a heart attack at seventy-one in 1981.


Production Companies: Artistas Argentinos Asociados
Screenwriters: Ulyses Petit de Murat, Homero Manzi, Based on the novel by Leopoldo Lugones
Cinematographers: Bob Roberts
Editor: Carlos Rinaldi
Sound Design: Jorge Di Lauro
Music: Lucio Demare, Juan Ehlert
Cast: Enrique Muiño, Francisco Petrone, Angel Magaña, Sebastián Chiola, Amelia Bence, René Mugica

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