Important Man (1961): Oscar Nominee from Mexico

This Oscar-nominated film from Mexcio, directed by Ismael Rodriguez, stars Toshiro Mifune as a drunken man who is rejected even by his own family.  After buying the elections, he becomes mayor, but still fails to get resoect.  In the end, he is convicted of murdering a prostitute.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Best Foreign Language Film

Oscar Awards: None

 

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Foreign Language Oscar was Ingmar Bergman’s “Through the Glass Darkly.”