Years after a civil war, Erasmo's must face violence once more: His ...展开foster mother was murdered. On his way to find the murderer he makes friends with the Jew Saul.
Un crisantemo estalla en cinco esquinas (English: A Crysanthemum Bursts in Cincoesquinas) (1998) is an Argentine, Brazilian, French, and Spanish, film, written and directed by Daniel Burman, his first feature film. The picture was produced by Diego Dubcovsky. It features José Luis Alfonzo, Pastora Vega, Martin Kalwill, among others.
The story takes place in South America at the turn of the 20th Century. As a child, Erasmo (José Luis Alfonzo) was left with a nurse by his parents, who had to escape a waging civil war. Erasmo is now a grown man. He has lost his parents, and now his foster mother is brutally murdered. He seeks to avenge her death, and the culprit is the landowner and head of state, El Zancudo (Walter Reyno).
Erasmo befriends a poor Jew named Saul (Martin Kalwill), who is prepared to help him in his undertaking. Along the way, Erasmo finds allies, adversaries, love, and then Magdalena.