This Argentine film constitutes an act of vengeance by director Miguel P. Tato. Universally condemned because of his pro-Nazi stance during WW II, Tato "answers" his critics by offering a highly opinionated biopic of famed political functionary Facundo Quiroga. The film's setpiece is Quiroga's legendary stagecoach ride, which he undertook as a means of bringing unification and peace to the warring factions of Argentina. Through this sequence, Quiroga's enemies are depicted as little more than brutes, while the messenger's spiritual mentor, the dictator Rosas, is presented in Godlike fashion. Even those unfamiliar with Argentine history will be able to discern the pro-fascist stance of this bizarre film.
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