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El Ausente
Intermediate
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In this classic Mexican film, with all of the elements of a Western, lead character, Valente, the son of a murdered landowner, returns after many years to take revenge- only to find himself falling for the daughter of his father's assassin.

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El Ausente - Acto 1 - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

This classic Mexican western begins with a boy and his godfather discussing bravery. We all experience fear, but we musn’t be dominated by it, says the godfather. The boy has just getting over hepatitis, and is eager to accompany the doctor back to town…

El Ausente - Acto 1 - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Viewer Discretion Advised

The Beltrans and the Landeros are taking over all the land in the area, so a friendly favor is asked: to keep watch over a deed title. Back in town, the young Valente is bullied by two bigger boys; but someday, the young boy swears, he’ll get back at them. Meanwhile, shopping for a wedding dress causes some confusion.

El Ausente - Acto 1 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

While Mr. Valente reveals to the shapely shopkeeper whom he’s intending to marry, his son is being tormented by bullies.

El Ausente - Acto 1 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Why is Mr. Valente having drinks with his son’s bullies? He’s trying to teach them a lesson. But the lesson soon gets lost in the gun fire, with two men down.

El Ausente - Acto 1 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

With Mr. Valente shot, several souls are left not knowing exactly what to do. The camera cuts back and forth between his son and his fiancee as a heart-wrenching rendition of “Ruega por Nosotros” (“Pray for Us”) is sung.

El Ausente - Acto 1 - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

The young Valente is becoming a man, cared for by his dear padrino (godfather). Years of target practice are paying off for the aspiring gunslinger. Wonder how he’ll put his skills to use?

El Ausente - Acto 1 - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

When a ranch worker gets a little too rowdy on his day off, young Valente shows him who’s boss. His godfather backs Valente up, firing Montes. Will Montes’ threat of revenge become a reality?

El Ausente - Acto 1 - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Alberto’s back and his ego is bigger than ever. Too bad this character owns half the town… Will someone stand up to this self-satisfied bully? Meanwhile, Valente says goodbye to this godfather.

El Ausente - Acto 2 - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Viewer Discretion Advised

Ever wanted to buy something that wasn’t for sale? If you’re like these guys, it probably wasn’t an obstacle for you… See how Luciana deals with one of the most horrible sales in movie history.

El Ausente - Acto 2 - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Valente Jr. is back! Since the first minute he's received with hostility in spite of his gallant ways. It's everything already taken? Will the young Valente find a place for him in this land?

El Ausente - Acto 2 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Let the games begin! The winner of the competitions will have the honor of dancing the first dance with the beautiful Julia, crowned queen of the festivities.

El Ausente - Acto 2 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

All the locals wants to know: Who is this bold, talented out-of-towner? What does he want? Even without knowing a thing about the young Valente, locals offer their advice and warnings. But does Valente listen?

El Ausente - Acto 2 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Remember that dance Valente was warned not to attend? Yep, he goes--and repays a debt.

El Ausente - Acto 2 - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

The bold Valente Jr. kicks in a door or two and finds just who he was looking for. Does he get to avenge the death of his father after all these years?

El Ausente - Acto 2 - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Our hero, the "strange but interesting" Valente Jr., wonders if all his dreams of revenge were in vain. Does this town have anything to offer Valente?

El Ausente - Acto 2 - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Valente is finally ready to leave town. But does he get out in time?

El Ausente - Acto 2 - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Maybe one of the most glamorous shoot-out scenes of its time, involving two beautiful women. Both independently come to save our hero, Valente! NOTE: CONTAINS ONLY A SINGLE LINE OF DIALOGUE! (But it's integral to the movie.)

El Ausente - Acto 3 - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

The young Valente has a chance to heal from his wounds and rest a little for now. His brave saviors, Julia and Luciana, will take good care of him. And now Luciana has the opportunity to discover his true identity.

El Ausente - Acto 3 - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Is the beautiful Julia already engaged? And has Valente Rojas found another reason to stay in this treacherous town? Sounds like a set up for more drama....

El Ausente - Acto 3 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Valente accuses Julia of deceiving him and says he is staying put. Will she relay this message to Valente's many enemies?

El Ausente - Acto 3 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Is it a dream or is our intrepid hero serenading his beloved at midnight, with a melodious band of mariachis?

El Ausente - Acto 3 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

The young Valente has his eye on Jorge Beltran's girlfriend and goes to visit her. This does not make Beltran rejoice, to say the least.

El Ausente - Acto 3 - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Danger is always around the corner... or hiding behind a tree. When an enemy is discovered on his property, Valente puts him in his place. NOTE: This video has 4 captions. We are presenting the film in its entirety, this part is mostly action.

El Ausente - Acto 3 - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

The young Valente Rojas certainly knows how to defend himself. But his enemies are determined to kill him and they have already moved on to plan B. Could the money and power of the Landeros family be the tool to defeat Valente? Will Juliana be able to betray the son of her former lover?

El Ausente - Acto 3 - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Now's the time for decisions, both for Valente and for Julia. Will Julia marry Alberto? Will Valente decide to let this feud go? Perhaps their decisions will coincide...

El Ausente - Acto 3 - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Finally the Beltran and the Landeros are connecting the dots: It seems that this strange rival, merely known as 'El Fuereño', comes from somewhere in their past.

El Ausente - Acto 4 - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

A fire pit in the middle of a cold night is a perfect setting for some woman-to-woman confessions. Luciana tells Julia how much the Fuereño reminds her of her lost lover, but Julia is reluctant to open up and express her true feelings. In the meantime, the young Valente entertains an alluring but dangerous proposition.

El Ausente - Acto 4 - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

A small town just became smaller: a shady character is roaming the streets of this already convulsed Mexican pueblo. Don't trust anybody whose name is also a gun caliber.

El Ausente - Acto 4 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Valente Rojas continues trying to avenge his father's death by humiliating Julia Beltrán, despite the attraction between them.

El Ausente - Acto 4 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Alberto Landeros makes a deal on the Out-of-Towner’s life. But when everything seems to be against our hero, luck intervenes.

El Ausente - Acto 4 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Luciana harshly scolds Valente for humiliating Julia. However, their conversation turns frank and vulnerable as she speaks about her long lost love and he admits to never having experienced love.

El Ausente - Acto 4 - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Viewer Discretion Advised

Alberto Landeros violently blames Julia and the assassin for failing to kill Valente Rojas. Later, Julia overhears as a drunk and wounded Valente proclaims his love for her for all the village to hear.

El Ausente - Acto 4 - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

IMPORTANT NOTE: This video is only for those who want to see the whole movie to its conclusion. THIS VIDEO CONTAINS ONLY ONE WORD OF SPANISH. The difficulty rating refers to the movie as a whole, not just this part, which is not difficult at all because it has ONLY ONE WORD.
Valente Rojas and the assassin engage in a violent showdown on horseback in the conclusion of this thrilling movie!

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