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Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)
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Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)
Original name: Canoa
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of students take a bus to go to a small town, in order to finish a professional practice. All of them are friends, and they decide to sing some modern songs, while the other passengers are trying to sleep. One of the passengers gets angry and shouts "stop rowing", so they shut up. But when they arrive in the town, and after knowing the incident, everybody treats them as if they were criminals.
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: murder, small town, student, college student, mountain climbing, priest, lynching, suspicion, adventure, crimes, village, college, psychopath, clergy, religions or cults, crime, student life, university, village life, society, small town life, deadly, social relations, warning, anger ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america

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