Black Ermine

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Black Ermine
Directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen
Written by Rafael Maluenda
Pedro Juan Vignalle
Starring Laura Hidalgo
Roberto Escalada
Music by Julián Bautista
Cinematography Ricardo Younis
Edited by Jorge Gárate
Release date
27 August 1953
Running time
104 minutes
Country Argentina
Language Spanish
Laura Hidalgo on location at Machu Picchu.

Black Ermine (Spanish:Armiño negro) is a 1953 Argentine romantic film directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen and starring Laura Hidalgo and Roberto Escalada.

The film's sets were designed by the art director Gori Muñoz. It was made by Argentina Sono Film, the country's largest production company. The film is set in Peru, and location filming took place there.


In the Peruvian capital of Lima, an attractive woman maintains a luxurious lifestyle by taking a series of wealthy lovers. When her son returns from school she takes him on a holiday to Cuzco to see the site of Machu Picchu. While there she meets and falls in love with an Argentine painter, who her son admires greatly. On returning to Lima, she distances herself from her former lovers including a bullfighter who is infatuated by her. But, heavily in debt, she decides to spend a final night with one of her suitors in order to pay off her bills, but with tragic consequences for her relationship with her son.


External links

  • Black Ermine on IMDb
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