La Choca

La Choca ("The Bump") is a 1974 Mexican drama film directed by Emilio Fernández and starring Pilar Pellicer. It won the Ariel Award for Best Picture at the 17th Ariel Awards in 1975.[1]

La Choca
Directed byEmilio Fernández
Produced byEmilio Fernández
Written byEmilio Fernández
Alfonso Díaz Bullard
StarringPilar Pellicer
Gregorio Casal
Mercedes Carreño
Salvador Sánchez
Music byAntonio Díaz Conde
CinematographyDaniel López
Edited byJorge Bustos
Distributed byIMCINE
Release date
September 5, 1974
Running time
94 minutes

Plot summary

In the jungle of Guatemala, La Choca (Pilar Pellicer) is a rude enough woman trying to resist everything, however, she succumbs in front of the carnal desire for El Guacho (Gregorio Casal), a bandit who killed her husband and attacked her family. Audias (Salvador Sánchez) unsuccessfully tries to rape Flor (Mercedes Carreño), Choca's sister in law. In the following days Flor and El Guacho get involved in a sexual relationship which infuriates Choca, who in retaliation kills Flor, El Guacho and Audias. The film closes with a scene where Choca leaves town with her son in search for a better education for him.



Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients Result
Ariel Awards[1] 1975 Best Picture Estudios Churubusco Azteca Won
Best Director Emilio "El Indio" Fernández Won
Best Actress Pilar Pellicer Won
Best Supporting Actress Mercedes Carreño Won
Best Supporting Actor Salvador Sánchez Nominated
Best Film Editing Jorge Bustos Won
Best Cinematography Daniel López Won


  1. "XVII 1975 — Ganadores y nominados" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. 1975. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
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