Asesinato en el Senado de la Nación

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Asesinato en el Senado de la Nación
Screenshot from the film
Directed by Juan José Jusid
Produced by Alberto Trigo
Horacio Casares
Written by Carlos Somigliana
Starring José Soriano
Miguel Ángel Solá
Oscar Martínez
Arturo Bonín
Ana María Picchio
Music by Baby López Fürst
Cinematography José María Hermo
Edited by Luis César D'Angiolillo
Distributed by Horacio Casares Prod. S.A.
Release date
September 13, 1984 (1984-09-13) (Argentina)
Running time
105 min.
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

Asesinato en el senado de la nación (English language: Murder in the Senate) is a 1984 Argentine historical crime drama film directed by Juan José Jusid and written by Carlos Somigliana. It stars José Soriano, Miguel Ángel Solá and Oscar Martínez. It premiered on 13 September 1984 in Buenos Aires. Miguel Ángel Solá won Best Actor for his performance at the Havana Film Festival and Jusid won a Golden Colon for his directorship at the Huelva Latin American Film Festival.

The political film is set in 1930s Argentina. It tells the story of the real-life assassination attempt on politician Lisandro de la Torre by Ramón Valdez Cora.


In 1935, de la Torre initiated an investigation on the meat trade, which had been previously attempted without success by his fellow party member Julio Noble. In the midst of the investigation, de la Torre's disciple and friend, senator elect Enzo Bordabehere, was murdered, and the province of Santa Fe was intervened. The film chronicles de la Torre's and Bordavere's investigation, as well as the grooming of de la Torre's would-be assassin, Valdez Cora, by corrupt members of the senate, most notably the pro-Nazist Don Alberto.


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