Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Redes (1936)

Directed by Emilio Gómez Muriel and Fred Zinnemann
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Mexican fisherman, tired of being taken advantage of by the local mogul who pays them pennies a day for their labor, try to organize a union. One of their own, a quiet family man, leads them, but when he tries to implement a strike many do not participate. The wealthy businessman has him shot and killed, leading to more fighting. Cardboard acting by locals brings this down a notch, but some wonderful shots of a Mexican fishing village at work by cinematographer Paul Strand.

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