ï¿½ngel Tavira as Don Plutarco; Gerardo Taracena as Genaro; Dagoberto Gama as Capitï¿½n; Mario Garibaldi as Lucio; Fermï¿½n Martï¿½nez as Teniente; Silverio Palacios as Comandante Cayetano; Justo Martï¿½nez as Hacendado; Octavio Castro as Zacarï¿½as; Carlos Gallardo as Soldado Colaborador; Humberto Castillo as Niï¿½o Mensajero; Cornelia Cruz as Vendedora; ï¿½ngeles Cruz as Jefa Guerrillera 1; Alfonso Lï¿½pez as Jefe Guerrillero 3; Mercedes Hernï¿½ndez as Jacinta; Ariel Galvan as Joaquï¿½n
Oscar Hijuelos; Martin Boege
In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture, assault, rape, and murder. Soldiers descend on a town, cutting off the rebels from their cache of ammunition hidden in a field. A family of grandfather, son, and grandson are among the rebels in the hills. The grandfather, with his violin over his shoulder, tries to pass the checkpoint, ostensibly to tend his corn crop. The commanding officer lets him pass but insists on a daily music lesson.