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Canoa (film)

Directed by Felipe Cazals
Produced by Roberto Lozoya
Written by Tomás Pérez Turrent
Starring Arturo Alegro
Cinematography Álex Phillips Jr.
Editing by Rafael Ceballos
Release date(s)
Running time 115 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

Canoa ("Canoe") is a 1976 Mexican drama film directed by Felipe Cazals. The film is based on real events about a group of employees of the Autonomous University of Puebla who go mountain climbing to La Malinche and have to spend the night in a small town called San Miguel Canoa, where they are confused with communists. The right wing town priest encourages the people to lynch them. It was one of the first movies to express the tone of the time of the setting: 1968, when student turmoils were spread all across the country. It was entered into the 26th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize.[1]


  • Arturo Alegro - Ramón
  • Sergio Calderón - Mayor
  • Carlos Chávez - Miguel
  • Rodrigo Cruz - Store guy
  • Gerardo del Castillo - Manuel
  • Alicia del Lago - Lucas's wife
  • Malena Doria - Priest's housekeeper
  • Jorge Fegán - Commander
  • Jaime Garza - Roberto
  • Guillermo Gil - Army policeman
  • Ernesto Gómez Cruz - Lucas
  • Enrique Lucero - Priest
  • Juan Ángel Martínez - Police Captain
  • Gastón Melo - Sacristan
  • Manuel Ojeda - Town man
  • Rodrigo Puebla - Pedro
  • Salvador Sánchez - Witness
  • Roberto Sosa - Julián
  • Gerardo Vigil - Jesús Carrillo Sánchez


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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