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Valentin Arregui Paz

Valentin Arregui is a young man with revolutionary ideas who found himself in an Argentine prison for supporting strikers at assembly plants. He has undergone torture and interrogation for his involvement with the guerrilla fighters, but he remains strong in the face of great adversity, turning to his studies of political philosophy, Marxism in particular, to support him in times of hardship.

Valentin becomes friends, and eventually lovers, with Molina, his cellmate, a relationship which challenges his previously held beliefs that personal attachments can only hinder him as a supporter of his cause. Molina entrances Valentin with his method of passing the long hours in the cell; the stories, which are actually descriptions of films Molina has seen, are a way of escaping from the harsh reality of their situation; while at first he resists, making critical commentary and cutting Molina’s narrative off to interject...

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