Another Dawn

1943

Drama / Romance / Thriller

42
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 192

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108 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by guerrier 10 / 10 / 10

Pursued union leader meets old college sweetheart and secrets are progressively revealed as pursuit continues.

I had the privilege of viewing this film in 35mm projection with an audience likewise privileged, and the first, spontaneous comment coming from an audience member in a discussion of the film that I was leading was, "It was like Casablanca only better." That comment has stayed with me, because I did not know the person, but I came to agree with it the more I got to see this film. What stands out the most is the excellent night-time photography, and the second feature is the seething romance that makes it so much like Casablanca. Even the soundtrack gives the film a boxed in feeling that makes the viewing experience very dreamlike, and the pace, the editing, and the sound/image timing is just wonderful. Julio Bracho is one of the three directors who emerged with auteur status in Mexico in the 1940s, next to Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez and Roberto Gavaldon, all three starting out with outstanding feature films in the early 1940s. At that time Mexican cinema was taking itself more seriously than ever, and filmmakers disagreed about the direction to embark upon. Distinto Amanecer was, stylistically, one answer to that open question, with a distinctly European feel, very much inspired by its ambience in 1930s French poetic realism (the studio Films Mundiales was owned by French expatriates, if I'm not mistaken). I gave this film a rating of "excellent" because I never tire of watching it for its elegant dialogue, smooth cadence and heart-melting romance, with the best performance that I have seen by the female lead Andrea Palma.

Reviewed by andrescardenasg 7 / 10 / 10

One of the first urban movies from Mexico

Up till 1943, the most productive movies from Mexico were stories from the rural life of the Country. Pictures like "Alla en el rancho grande(1936)" had been a great success. But Mexico was now turning to a more "urban" society. In part due to the war, Mexico was now trying to take advantage over other competitors. Spain and Argentina which held close ties to the Axis Nations, were denied support from the USA in their productions. Mexico took advantage of this, and produced films like this one, where there was a shift to the urban problems. This is a movie about a Union leader that tries to fight the corrupt leaders of the local Government. Julio Bracho, the Director of this film, whose background was in the theater, applies his techniques in such a manner that this picture combines the best styles of both schools in order to make it a good one. This could very well be, one of the first movies of what was later known as the "Golden age of the Mexican cinematography"

Reviewed by osund 7 / 10 / 10

Good, but not great

While Distinto Amanecer has many strong moments, the plot undercuts the movie in several places. The film starts out focusing on the story of a labor organizer who is trying to get ahold of an envelope with key documents in it. He meets a woman who is his old college friend, married to another college friend of his. Instead of merely focusing on the relationship of the three old friends, the film also throws in story lines on the relationship between the woman and her husband and the woman and her younger brother. These story lines only serve to distract from the main plot line. The film is well shot and Palma and Armendariz act well, although some of the supporting players overact a bit. Worth seeing, certainly, but not an excellent film.

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