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Directed byLautaro Murúa
Produced byLeo Kanaf
Daniel Cherniavsky
Written byAugusto Roa Bastos
Jorge W. Abalos (Novel)
StarringLautaro Murúa
Raúl del Valle
Fanny Olivera
Music byWaldo de los Ríos
CinematographyVicente Cosentino
Edited byJosé Serra
Release date
November 17, 1960 (Argentina)
Running time
76 min.

Shunko is a 1960 Argentine film directed by Lautaro Murúa. It won the Silver Condor Award for Best Film.


The argument is about the relationship between a teacher (Lautaro Murúa), educated in the big city, who is assigned to a rural school in the province of Santiago del Estero, in which the students are Quechua speakers. Initially the ethnocentric prejudices of the teacher and his ignorance of the Quechua culture and the children, lead him to enter into conflict with his students and to distance himself from them. Little by little it is the teacher who begins to learn from his students and establish a relationship of respect and mutual learning.[1]


  • Lautaro Murúa
  • Raúl del Valle
  • Fanny Olivera
  • Orlando Sacha
  • Gabriela Schóo
  • Ángel Greco
  • Graciela Rueda
  • Marta Roldán
  • Oscar Llompart
  • Raúl Parini
  • Ramón del Valle García
  • Guillermina Rosenstein
  • Beatriz Abre
  • Angélica Monti


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