|Días de odio|
|Directed by||Leopoldo Torre Nilsson|
|Produced by||Armando Bó|
|Written by||Jorge Luis Borges Leopoldo Torre Nilsson|
Raul del Valle
Enrique de Pedro
Días de odio, literally translated as Days of Hate, is a 1954 Argentine film. It is based on the short story Emma Zunz by Jorge Luis Borges. Días de odio was directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson and filmed in black and white. The scripted was adapted by Nilsson from the short story "Emma Zunz" by Jorge Luis Borges (first published in 1949). The film was released on the 3rd of June 1954, starring Elisa Galvé, Nicolas Freguês, Raul del Valle, Enrique de Pedro, Duilio Marzio and Virginia Romay in the main roles. The producer of the film was Armando Bó.
Emma Zunz, played by Elisa Galve, is a young girl living a rather lonely life with few friends. When she receives a letter telling her about the suicide of her father, who had been imprisoned in Brazil, she starts planning her revenge against Plesner (played by Nicolás Fregues), a businessman who was a co-worker of his father. Plesner had framed Emma's father for embezzlement he had carried out, causing his imprisonment and the ruin of his family.
After obtaining work in the Plesner's Factory, Emma goes to a tavern frequented by sailors and prostitutes and has sex with a sailor played by Raul del Valle. She then goes to the office of Plesner, whom she had asked to meet her that day at the factory under the pretense of warning him about a possible strike. Finding herself alone when he leaves the office to fetch a glass of water, Emma takes a revolver Plesner kept on his desk and kills him. When the police arrive, she alleges that Plesner had lured her to the factory that day and subsequently raped her, so her deed goes unpunished as an act of self-defense.
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