That Forward Center Died at Dawn

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That Forward Center Died at Dawn
Directed by René Mugica
Written by Agustín Cuzzani
Starring Arturo Arcari
Cinematography Ricardo Younis
Edited by Atilio Rinaldi
Release date
  • 22 June 1961 (1961-06-22)
Running time
80 minutes
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

That Forward Center Died at Dawn (Spanish: El centroforward murió al amanecer) is a 1961 Argentine drama film directed by René Mugica. It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


"Cacho" Garibaldi (Luis Medina Castro), skillful soccer player is bought by a millionaire named Lupus (Raul Rossi) and a stormy night was moved to the mansion of Lupus, a combination of palace, fortress and prison. There he learns that Garibaldi Cacho Lupus is a collector of exceptional human beings, who knows Cacho at the time, and that the player may never play again or leave.

Cacho falls in love with another prisoner, a dancer, and they try to escape; Cacho misses and kills Lupus and ending shot by the guards.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: That Forward Center Dies at Dawn". Retrieved 2009-02-20. 

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