Leopoldo Torre Nilsson

Leopoldo Torre Nilsson – La caída (1959)

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A university student comes to stay with a bedridden woman and her four children. Helping out around the house, she soon grows fond of the mother and children. An attorney falls for the student, but the couple experiences problems when she declines to leave what he refers to as “that lunatic asylum.” Read More »

Leopoldo Torre Nilsson – La casa del ángel (1957)

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A young teen has been raised by a despotic mother overcome with religious zeal and a father who rules over the household with a heavy, iron hand. Forcibly kept innocent of the sexual nuances of some adult relationships, she is not too clear on her rights, his intentions, or the consequences when her father’s best friend starts to lust after her. Read More »

Leopoldo Torre Nilsson – La chica del lunes AKA Monday’s Child (1967)


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In December 1965, Telsun had announced that production of the fifth movie had been postponed once again (the original postponement having been part of the February 1965 announcement). The film, to be produced by Sam Spiegel, was to highlight UN peacekeeping efforts along the India-Pakistan border, and some filming had already been completed. However, an armed conflict had erupted between the two nations over the disputed Kashmir territory (including one of the largest tank battles fought since World War II), and a Telsun spokesman announced that production would not resume while the conflict continued. Spiegel had by this time moved on to another project (the 1966 movie The Chase, starring Marlon Brando and the little-known Robert Redford, whom Spiegel had personally chosen for the movie), and as it turned out the project apparently was never restarted. Read More »

Leopoldo Torre Nilsson – La casa del ángel AKA The House of the Angel (1957)

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Ana lives with the idealistic way of life of a religious family and avoid most subjects related to sex and other tabú themes. But love and rape came to her life and make her sink in a promicuos world that is very well shown by Nilsson. Read More »

Leopoldo Torre Nilsson – Los Siete locos aka The Seven Madmen (1973)

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“The Seven Madmen” draws on two novels by Roberto Arlt to show us the opulent and seedy words of Buenos Aires in the 1920s. Erdosain (Alfredo Alcon) is a failed inventor who allows himself be pressured into giving up his dreams, marrying a woman he doesn’t know, and taking up a job as a bill collector that he grows to hate. A weak man, Erdosain can’t no to anyone, including an astrologer who enlists him as one of seven members in a secret anarchist society that sets out to destroy the Plaza de Mayo, Argentina’s religious, commercial and government center.

Much of the movie takes place in the working class rooming houses, brothels and tango bars of the period’s and it also shows us the era’s political and criminal underworlds. Although this a well produced picture with good costumes and sets, there is nothing glamorous about the places shown or the people who frequent them. Erdosain’s rented rooms are as sad and depressing as the life he leads that results in his embrace of violent anarchism. Read More »