The Resource El inmortal, Chango Films presenta ; dirigida y producida por Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez, (videorecording)

El inmortal, Chango Films presenta ; dirigida y producida por Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez, (videorecording)

Label
El inmortal
Title
El inmortal
Statement of responsibility
Chango Films presenta ; dirigida y producida por Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez
Title variation
Immortal
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • spa
Summary
"In 1979, the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua ended the dictatorship of the Somoza family. Fearing a second Cuba, the Reagan administration financed and armed the counterrevolutionaries. What followed was a long and bloody civil war that left many Nicaraguans with deep scars. When Contras and Sandinistas clashed on 3 April 1983 around the village of Waslala, the Rivera family - mother Julia, daughters Maria and Reina, son Emilio and twins José and Juan - was literally caught in the crossfire. Maria saw how her husband was tortured to death and Emilio (13) and José (12) were kidnapped and recruited by the Contras. 15-year-old Reina went along to watch over them, unaware of the fact that the Contras 'went through women like towels.' Twin brother Juan remained behind and later, as a conscript on the Sandinista side, fought against his own brother. Twenty years later, the tension is still palpable. The vivid memories of the war and feelings of hatred and shame make it hard to pick up the pieces. Meanwhile an empty truck called 'El Inmortal' travels through the village. Director Moncada Rodríguez uses this truck as the leitmotif and shows a country where the war still haunts the villages and jungle."
Assigning source
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam Web site
Cataloging source
NOC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Javier Morón Tejero ; editors, Viviano García-Besné, Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez ; music, Diamanda Galás, Camara Kambon
Language note
In Spanish, with English and Spanish subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Moncada Rodríguez, Mercedes
  • Chango Films
  • Zafra Video S.A. de C.V
Runtime
77
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil war
  • War and families
  • Nicaragua
Technique
live action
Label
El inmortal, Chango Films presenta ; dirigida y producida por Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in 2005
  • Special features: trailer ; director's filmography ; premieres and festivals ; photo gallery
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn436873004
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (77 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
7502009862489
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; all regions; widescreen; Dolby Digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
El inmortal, Chango Films presenta ; dirigida y producida por Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in 2005
  • Special features: trailer ; director's filmography ; premieres and festivals ; photo gallery
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn436873004
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (77 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
7502009862489
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; all regions; widescreen; Dolby Digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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