MIDAlpha TitleTitleYearColor/BWRunning TimeFormatsAbstractTopics
4967MUERTO, EL* (THE DEAD MAN)MUERTO, EL* (THE DEAD MAN)1975color103 minvhs (Directed by Hector Olivera; written by Jorge Luis Borges; with Francisco Rabal, Thelma Biral, Juan Jose Camero) Based on the short story of the same name by Jorge Luis Borges, El Muerto traces the life of Benjamin Otalora. In nineteenth century South America, Otalora must flee Buenos Aires for killing a man. On his arrival in Montevideo, he meets the leader of a smuggling ring who takes him under his wing. As the aging gang leader takes sick, however Otalora covertly attempts to claim power within the ring. In the treacherous final showdown, his destiny is forged. (In Spanish with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)