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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1983 - 30 July.7 August

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Category: Edition 1983

Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open a staging area by the boy's hamlet. Alsino tries to be a child, climbing trees with a girl, looking through his grandfather's trunk of mementos and trying to fly; he goes to town to sell a saddle, has his first drink and is taken to a brothel. But the war surrounds him. The US advisor takes Alsino on a chopper flight, but he's unimpressed. The soldiers' cruelties awake rebel sympathies in Alsino, and after an army assault backfires, the lad is fully baptized into the conflict.

Original Title Alsino y el cóndor
Italian Title Alsino e il condor
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 89'
Production Year 1982
Nationality Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua
Directed by Miguel Littín
Screenplay Isidora Aguirre, Miguel Littin
Music Leo Brouwer
Main cast Dean Stockwell, Alan Esquivel, Carmen Bunster

 regista miguel littinMIGUEL LITTÍN

Miguel Littin was born on August 9, 1942 in Palmilla, Colchagua, VI Region, Chile as Miguel Littin Cucumides. He is a director and writer, known for Lo sciacallo di Nahueltoro (1969) and Actas de Marusia: storia di un massacro (1975). He has been married to Ely Menz since 1963. They have one child.