DirectorBelisario Garcia Villar Release dateApril 13, 1944 (1944-04-13) (Argentina) Based onCentauros del pasado (historical novel)
by Eliseo Montaine and Roberto Talice WriterBelisario Garcia Villar, Eliseo Montaine, Roberto Talice
Centauros del pasado is a 1944 Argentine historical biopic film directed by Belisario García Villar, with a screenplay by Villar, Eliseo Montaine, and Roberto Talice, as based upon the original historical novel by Montaine and Talice about Pancho Ramirez, a governor of Argentina's Entre Ríos Province during the Argentine War of Independence, and founder of the Republic of Entre Ríos.
During the Argentine War of Independence, Pancho Ramirez led well-disciplined and successful forces against the Royalists, eventually founding the short-lived Republic of Entre Ríos in 1820. When opposition forces captured his wife in 1821, Ramirez was killed and beheaded during an ill-fated attempt at rescue.
In 1945, The Argentine Film Critics Association awarded Roberto Talice and Eliseo Montaine the Silver Condor Award for Best Original Screenplay.