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Title El gallo de oro [videorecording] / Clasa Films Mundiales presenta ; una pelícua de Manuel Barbachano Ponce ; argumento original de Juan Rulfo ; cinedrama de Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, Roberto Gavaldón ; director, Roberto Gavaldón.

Imprint México : Zima Entertanment, [2003?]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Sp GAL    Available
Description 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Grandes de nuestro cine
Grandes de nuestro cine.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Based on the work of Juan Rulfo.
Special feature: photo gallery.
"RTC DVDA-5663."
Credits Cinematography, Gabriel Figueroa ; editor, Gloria Schoemann; music, Chucho Zarzosa.
Cast Ignacio López Tarso, Lucha Villa, Narciso Busquets.
Summary Based on Juan Rulfo's magical realist story of the same name, El gallo de oro recounts the rise and fall of Dionisio Pinzón, a poor town crier who calls the local cock fights and dreams of a grander destiny. Opportunity comes in the form of an injured bird that Dionisio nurses back to health in order to pit it himself in the ring. When the cock starts earning money for Dionisio, it attracts the attention of Don Lorenzo, a powerful landowner, and the two men form a profitable partnership. As success breeds obsession, Lorenzo's mistress Bernarda, a singer known as "la caponera" or "the coop," begins to resent taking a backseat to Lorenzo's business plans and seduces Dionisio out of spite. Passions flare and destinies unravel as Gavaldón employs the world of cock fighting as a metaphor for social organization in Mexican society, where assertions of authority and virility mask a world that actually operates by chance.--UCLA Film Archive
System Details DVD, regions 1 and 4 ; Dolby Digital.
Subject Cockfighting -- Drama.
Gambling -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, Mexican.
Motion pictures, Spanish.
Added Author Gavaldón, Roberto, 1909-1986.
Fuentes, Carlos.
García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014.
Barbachano Ponce, Manuel.
López Tarso, Ignacio.
Villa, Lucha.
Busquets, Narciso.
Rulfo, Juan. Gallo de oro.
Clasa Films Mundiales.
Zima Entertainment (Firm)

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