The teacher

The teacher

Original title: El brigadista
Production: Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC)
Country: Cuba
Director: Octavio Cortázar
Script: Octavio Cortázar
Photography: Pablo Martínez
Music: Sergio Vitier
Cast: René de la Cruz; Javier González; Adela Legrá; Luis Rielo; Maribel Rodríguez ; Patricio Wood; Salvador Wood
Year: 1978
Duration: 113
Genre: Drama
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: English


 In the early years of the Cuban revolution, a young Havana student volunteers to go to a poor rural region to teach peasants how to read and write; he's sent to the Ciénega de Zapata zone, where squads of anti-Castro guerrilla operate; he happens to teach the wife of a squad leader; trouble and confrontation ensues when government militia makes the little town its operations base.


Winner of a Silver Berlin Bear, at Berlin International Film Festival 1978 : Outstanding single achievement for a First Film (Octavio Cortázar)

Nominated to a Golden Belin Bear, at Berlin International Film Festival 1978

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