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Macario (1960)

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Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »

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Enrique Lucero ...
Mario Alberto Rodríguez ...
José Gálvez ...
El diablo
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Dios
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Virrey
Consuelo Frank ...
Virreina
José Dupeyrón ...
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Celia Tejeda ...
Chona
Pepé y sus Marionetas
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Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him to share his turkey, but he refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario is more wealthy than the village doctor, which draws the attention of the feared Inquisition. Written by Elladan <elladan@eskimo.com>

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Losely based on Brother Grimm's tale "The Death's Godson." See more »

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OK: I've written this before, don't nag at me (please), but it also applies to this.
17 May 2005 | by (Monterrey, Mexico) – See all my reviews

It is said that movie's were made to transport us out of our reality and immerse us in a different world.

When watching Macario I'm happy to say that kind of magic has endured for this picture since 1960.

It has been throughout almost than 45 years, the example of good Mexican cinema. It has a peculiar effect: this movie begins to make some distance from the happy, naive and joyful musical movies made in the Golden Years of Mexica cinema, nonetheless it still lacks the cynicism and irony of later films.

Parallel to the main character behavior, beneath that surface of the plot and narrative, lies a fully formed story: Even though Macario speaks little, we know he thinks a reflects a lot.

Igancio López Tarso made a classic with is quiet character, and I was amazed to find in Pina Pellicer one of the most beautiful women in Mexican movies.

It is sad to see movies like this are no longer made. Mysticism has no place in Mexican cinema right now.

(with a few... quite a few, and I mean quite a FEW -near to NONE- exceptions)


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