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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 »
A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.
Carlos Enrique Taboada
Ana Patricia Rojo,
Elsa María Gutiérrez,
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Georges Du Fresne,
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Luis Fernando Peña,
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Carlos Enrique Taboada
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In the middle 70's in the mexican state of Guanajuato, authorities discover a clandestine burial ground, the corpses were from murdered prostitutes. the suspects are three sisters known as "Las Poquianchis" The sisters were very religious but were the owners of brothels and recruited poor girls with the false promises of jobs, instead they were forced to prostitution, and some were killed. Written by
I watched this when I was way too young. I was in elementary school. The fact that some of these parents sold their daughters into this slavery/prostitution ring makes it that much more horrible. Much of the merit in the film making is that the acting is not very stylized. That makes it seem much more real. It seems to me that Mexican cinema during the 1970s was fertile ground for films that showed the darker side of Mexican society. A trend that seems to have returned again to haunt us, as every Mexican film makter seems to only want to show the troubled side of Mexican life. I place this movie in the category of movies that bother me, but that I'd still recommend for viewing. I was also born in Leon, Gto, very close to where the Poquianchis were based.
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