Picking up on a real incident in Florida, scripters for Un Hecho Violento adapted another screenplay to create this drama of injustice, brutality, and torture. A young man is accused and convicted of a crime he never committed and then sent to prison and subsequent work in a chain-gang. His fellow prisoner-workers are shown to be violent, inhuman beings, but the mentally unbalanced warden of the prison (Adolfo Marsillach) outdoes everyone else in physical abuse. The young man is tortured by the very man who is supposed to maintain peace in the prison, and in the film, the abused prisoner is brought to the brink of death before he is rescued. In real life, the young man died.
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