La Fièvre Monte à El Pao

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La fièvre monte à El Pao
La fièvre monte à El Pao poster
Directed by Luis Buñuel
Produced by Gregorio Walerstein
Raymond Borderie
Written by Luis Alcoriza
Luis Buñuel
Starring Gérard Philipe
María Félix
Jean Servais
Miguel Ángel Ferriz
Distributed by Films Borderie, Terra Films, Cormoran Films and others
Release date
5 December 1959 (France)
Running time
97 min.
Language French

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.[1] Gerard 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. ^ "Fever Mounts at El Pao". Retrieved 2014-03-28. 

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