Susana Campos plays the title role in Rosaura a las Diez. Actually, when the film begins, Rosaura is pretty much a figment of the imagination of mild-mannered Camilo. Using an old photograph, Camilo invents a sexy girlfriend so as to arouse the interest of his true love, his landlady’s daughter. And then one day, Rosaura shows up in the flesh, and Camilo is forced to marry her.
Director: Mario Soffici. AKA Rosaura at 10 O’Clock
Stars: Juan Verdaguer, Susana Campos, María Luisa Robledo, Alberto Dalbés, Amalia Bernabé, Héctor Calcaño, María Concepción César, Nina Brian, Lili Gacel, Beto Gianola, Miguel Ligero, Enrique Kossi.
1958 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
Enjoyed this one a lot. Very twisty. Merci, Jon!
Based on a 1955 novel of the same name written by Marco Denevi, Rosaura a las 10 is considered one of the best films from Argentina. The structure has often been compared to Kurosawa’s Rashômon, with the same events repeated through the perspective of different characters but this film doesn’t have an ambiguous ending – all is revealed in a brilliant climax.