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Last but not least, yet another scene from Hugo Santiago's Invasión (Invasion, 1969, tag).

Silva (Roberto Villanueva), at this point drunk and about to be tortured, hums and says a few verses from Jorge Luis Borges' Milonga de Manuel Flores, which he plays in this previous scene.

Photography by Ricardo Aronovich.

Y sin embargo me cuesta
Decirle adiós a la vida,
Esa cosa tan de siempre,
Tan dulce y tan conocida.

Mañana vendrá la bala
Y con la bala el olvido;
Lo dijo el sabio Merlín:
Morir es haber nacido.

¡Cuántas cosas estos ojos
En su camino habrán visto!
Quién sabe lo que verán
Después que me juzgue Cristo.

Miro en el alba mi mano,
Miro en la mano las venas;
Con extrañeza las miro
Como si fueran ajenas.

In English:

And yet it pains me
To bid farewell to life,
This thing one gets so used to,
So sweet, and so familiar.

Tomorrow the bullet’s coming
And with the bullet, oblivion;
So said Merlin the sage:
To die is to have been born.

How many things on their way
These eyes of mine have seen!
Who knows what they will see
After Christ has judged me.

At dawn I see my hand,
I see my veins in my hand;
I look at them oddly
As if they were someone else’s.

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