Sarli plays a prostitute named Monica. She's been selling her body in
a seedy section of Buenos Aires [see pic above, left] but has now decided
to return to her native fishing village on the coast. A fisherman named
Jose, the love from her youth, is still waiting for her to come back to
him. When he learns that she is - in fact - returning, Jose decides to
marry Monica. However, her pimp follows and threatens their happiness.
1970 film, along with her scorching trilogy CARNE
(Fire), and EMBRUJADA
(Bewitched), established Sarli's reputation as South America's definitive
Sex Queen. She had won the 'Miss Argentina' title in 1955 and a short
time later met actor Amando Bo. He convinced Isabel to make movies with
him as the writer and director (he also stars with her in this one). The
union resulted in a lasting love relationship and 30 subsequent films,
ending in 1981 with Amando's death from cancer. In 2012, despite relentless
attempts to censor and/or ban her movies during her career, the president
of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, gave Ms Sarli the
honorary title 'Ambassador of Pop Culture.'
Argentinean/Spanish film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; widescreen,
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include Isabel Sarli theatrical trailers.
for Adult Audiences