La Tregua / The Truce (1974) DVD Director: Sergio RenanThe film opens on Martín Santomé's (Héctor Alterio) 49th birthday, a widower and the father of three children: the eldest, the embittered Esteban (Luis Brandoni); the caring middle-child Blanca (Marilina Ross) and Jaime (Oscar Martínez), a closeted homosexual. He goes to work thinking they have forgotten his birthday, and once at the office, he assigns two new employees to their jobs: the effeminate, nervous Santini (Antonio Gasalla) and the young Laura (Ana María Picchio), with whom he soon develops a bond. Back home, Martín is surprised with a party thrown by his children.After having a one-night stand with a woman he met on the bus (Norma Aleandro), Martín starts going through a series of events that alter his life completely. Santini has a nervous breakdown at work and rants against the complacency of his co-workers; he is subsequently replaced, though the breakdown marks Martín and forces him to look at his own life. His son Jaime finally comes out and decides to leave home to save the family from embarrassment and further complications. Topping it all, Martín, who has befriended Laura, professes his love for her at a café and implores her to look beyond the age difference (he is 49, she is 24) and give him a chance. She accepts.The two start dating and Martín regains his wont of living. Their relationship never falters, and hints of infidelity are quickly dismissed. He moves into her apartment, forsaking his son and daughter (who starts dating a man herself). This upsets Esteban even more, who blames his father for giving him a mediocre life. Martín implores him that it is never late to change, and they reconcile.The film's climax begins with the untimely demise of Laura, who contracts flu and dies from heart failure shortly thereafter. Martín once again regains his bleak view of life and the world. He realizes that his romance with Laura was nothing but "a truce with life". The film ends on an ambiguous tone, as Esteban tries to comfort his father, roles inverted, and the camera centers on Martín, leaning against the wall, looking more hopeless than ever.Almost all our catalog are Public Domain films. To Avoid Any Confusion , If you are not sure what a PUBLIC DOMAIN film is, then please ask any questions you may have before committing to an offer. This Listing violates NO Laws. Read below for more Copyright Information . The section of American copyright law known as “The Berne Act” clearly states: films unreleased in the United States, including original version of films altered and/or edited for release in the United States, are not protected by American copyright; thus, they are considered public domain. The entire purpose of our company is to provide (otherwise unavailable) films to the serious video collector. We do not offer videos owned by American releasing companies. If a film should become available domestically, we immediately stop offering it to our clients.Disc Information (applies to all our catalog): · While DVD quality varies title to title, I guarantee these are the best prints available.· Excellent to decent video and sound quality (send me a message for specific questions).· All DVD's are in NTSC Region 0 Format. For an Additional $0.50 per disc, we can convert to PAL, only if you let us know before paying invoice.· All DVD's are DVD-R’s shipped in plain white DVD sleeves. For the moment we do not offer artwork, mainly to keep the prices as low as possible.All non-English spoken movies come with English subtitles. **CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR CATALOG FOR DISCOUNTS ON BULK ORDERS, AND WILL NEGOTIATE DISCOUNTS ON S&H... **ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED IN A FRIENDLY AND POLITE MANNER, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR EVEN THE SMALLEST QUESTION. WE WANT OUR CUSTOMERS TO KNOW WHAT THEY’RE GETTING… Shipping & handling: **The shipping & handling cost will be $2.50 using USPS First Class Mailing to the USA (continental states), add $0.50 for every additional DVD.**To Canada will be $3.25 USPS First Class International, add $0.50 for every additional DVD. **International Shipping is $3.75 , add $0.50 for every additional DVD. ****ORDERS OF 4 OR MORE SHIP OUT FOR FREE...!!! **We ONLY accept Paypal or Google checkout. ******** CHECK OUT OUR OTHER AUCTIONS, IF YOU HAVE A CERTAIN HARD TO FIND OR OUT OF PRINT FILM IN MIND, AND DON`T SEE IT IN OUR CATALOG, CONTACT US, WE PROBABLY HAVE IT....
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