La Fièvre Monte à El Pao

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La fièvre monte à El Pao
La fièvre monte à El Pao poster
Directed byLuis Buñuel
Produced byGregorio Walerstein
Raymond Borderie
Written byLuis Alcoriza
Luis Buñuel
StarringGérard Philipe
María Félix
Jean Servais
Miguel Ángel Ferriz
Distributed byFilms Borderie, Terra Films, Cormoran Films and others
Release date
5 December 1959 (France)
Running time
97 min.
Box office1,591,282 admissions (France)[1]

La fièvre monte à El Pao ("Fever Mounts at El Pao", also known in English as Republic of Sin) is a 1959 film by director Luis Buñuel.[2] Gérard Philipe died during the filming. This was his last film and scenes had to be shot using a double, or rewritten to complete the picture.


On the remote Caribbean island Ojeda an agitated population kills their despotic ruler Mariano Vargas. His secretary Ramón Vázquez takes over and tries to reinstate public order. Meanwhile, Alejandro Gual, leader of a special military unit, tries to take the place of Ramón Vázquez. Knowing that Ramón Vázquez had an affair with the dictator's wife Inés, he tries to turn the widow against her lover.

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  1. ^ "Box Office Success of Gerard Philippe films". Box Office Story.
  2. ^ "Fever Mounts at El Pao". Retrieved 2014-03-28.

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