La quena de la muerte

Nelo Cosimi

A woman and his lover spend a season at the mountains, in order to recover from the excesses of life in the city. But peace doesn’t last long: he tries to seduce a country-woman and she invites a mongrel over to her bedroom.

The film is, in essence, a melodrama filled with jealousy and betrayal, but it also showcases some original elements that no other cinematography would have dared to suggest in 1929, like the possibility of a romance between an Indian and a white woman (with her taking the first step).

As in “Mi alazán tostao”, Cosimi enriches the action and depiction of characters by employing imaginative resources, such as the female protagonist longing for her past in the city while she listens to the radio at night. It was one of the three films that Cosimi and his team shot simultaneously in various locations of Córdoba, during a period of four months. (Fernando Martín Peña)


  • Year 1929
  • Type Fiction
  • Director Nelo Cosimi
  • Cast Nelo Cosimi, Chita Foras, Florentino Delbene, Leonor Alvear, Esteban Berría
  • Writer Nelo Cosimi
  • Producer S.A.C.H.A. Manzanera
  • DP Antonio Prieto