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Video capture of Chuchulucos y arrumacos para burgueses

Date produced: 1974

Filmmaker(s):

Rafael Montero

Languages:

Spanish

Length:

15 minutes 17 seconds

Format:

Super8

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Unknown

Awards/Recognition:

Part of the Superocheros anthology of the super 8 movement in Mexico.
The film remained unpublished from the time of its production until it was edited exclusively for the Superocheros compilation.

Description:

"Una cinta cargada de referencias a Jean-Luc Godard (Los Carabineros, 1963) pero sobre todo concentrada en la crítica mordaz al radicalismo de izquierda. Una vez más Marco Antonio Madrid hace el papel de protagonista, un joven de pelo largo, pantalón de mezclilla y saco, que se dedica a ligar en los cafés de la Zona Rosa adoctrinando a las mujeres. Lee a Marx después de hacer el amor, y se junta con sus amigos para brindar por "la muerte de la intelectualidad burguesa". Montero utiliza intertítulos como recurso irónico, una suerte de narrador externo que interpela la historia: "¿Qué es la intelectualidad burguesa?". La lucha revolucionaria del joven y sus amigos está teñida de sentido del humor. En una secuencia que recuerda mucho a Los Carabineros, suben al techo de una fábrica para iniciar la lucha armada (...) Por último un cartel proporciona una última burla: "Y si el sol es burgués detendremos al sol" " (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).

"A film loaded with references to Jean-Luc Godard (The Carabineers, 1963), but above all focused on biting criticism to the radical left. Once again Marco Antonio Madrid plays the role of the lead character, a young man with long hair, jeans and coat, that dedicates his time to hook up in the coffee shops of the Zona Rosa indoctrinating women. He reads Marx after making love and he gets together with his friends to toast for the "death of the bourgeois intellectuality". Montero uses intertitles as a resource for irony, a sort of outside narrator that interpellates the story: "What is bourgeois intellectuality?". The revolutionary fight of the young man and his friends is filled with a sense of humor. In a sequence that reminds us of The Carabineers, they go to the rooftop of a factory to begin the armed fight. (...) Finally a sign shows one last derision "And if the sun is bourgeois, we will stop the sun" " (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).

Resources:

Vázquez Mantecón, Álvaro. El Cine Super 8 en México. 1970-1989 . Filmoteca UNAM, 2012. Find this book in https://issuu.com/filmotecaunam/docs/cine_s-8_prueba2

This film appears in the DVD anthology Superocheros. Filmoteca UNAM, Mexico City, 2008.

Locations:

  • Mexico City (Filming)

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