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Directed byHugo Santiago
Written byAdolfo Bioy Casares
Jorge Luis Borges
Hugo Santiago
StarringOlga Zubarry
Lautaro Murúa
Juan Carlos Paz
Music byEdgardo Canton
CinematographyRicardo Aronovich
Adelqui Camuso
Edited byOscar Montauti
Distributed byProartel S.A.
Release date
October 16, 1969
Running time
123 min

Invasión is an Argentine film released in 1969 and directed by Hugo Santiago. It is an example of an inter phase between the classic cinema and nouvelle vague of French style.


A group of men commanded by an older man attempts to stop an invasion to the city of Aquilea. The invaders are common men who defend the city, ignored by the people in general, but with the development of the film it is understood that the invasion is absolute and impossible to define. The defeat of the defenders is evident from the beginning, as in the "Trojan War".

Map of Aquilea


  • Don Porfirio, played by Juan Carlos Paz: He is the head of the defenders. He calls one by one, giving them the instructions, but he also has other plans.
  • Julián Herrera, played by Lautaro Murúa: Commands the men who fight the invaders. Flat Hero, without visible emotions, almost the prototype of the Borgean compadrito.
  • Irene, played by Olga Zubarry: Herrera's wife, has a double life, and the discovery of this double life was the final surprise of the film.


Boca Juniors' stadium, La Bombonera, was one of the locations of the film

Part of the film was shot in the Boca Juniors stadium.


Some negative rolls were lost during the Argentinian dictatorship. The film was restored in France in the 1990s using the surviving negatives and lower-quality positives.


See also[edit]

  • Alphaville, a New Wave black-and-white film featuring men in trench-coats traveling around a city.


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