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The Marihuana Story (1950)

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The Marihuana Story (1950)The Marihuana Story (Spanish: Marihuana) is a 1950 Argentine film directed by León Klimovsky. It was entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.

León Klimovsky (16 October 1906–8 April 1996) was an Argentine film director. A trained dentist, born in Buenos Aires, his real passion was always the cinema. He pioneered Argentine cultural movement known as cineclub and financed the first movie theater to show art movies. He also founded Argentina’s first film club in 1929. After participating as scriptwriter and assistant director of 1944’s Se abre el abismo, he filmed his first movie, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s The Player. Other highlights from this time period include the adaptations of Alexandre DumasThe Count of Monte Cristo and Ernesto Sabato‘s The Tunnel.

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