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Las poquianchis (De los pormenores y otros sucedidos del dominio público que acontecieron a las hermanas de triste memoria a quienes la maledicencia así las bautizó) (1976)

Based in the true case of the sisters who ran brothels in which kidnapping, killings and clandestine burial were common.

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Diana Bracho ...
Adelina
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
Don Rosario
Salvador Sánchez ...
Reportero
Pilar Pellicer ...
Santa
Malena Doria ...
Chuy
Leonor Llausás ...
Delfa
Ana Ofelia Murguía ...
Eva
Enrique Lucero ...
Capitán
Alejandro Parodi ...
Juez
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Lupe
Tina Romero ...
María Rosa
Manuel Ojeda ...
Tadeo
Carlos Cardán ...
Delegado agrario
Arturo Beristáin ...
Hombre preso
Gonzalo Vega ...
Tepo
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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 jairhcastillo

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disturbing movie
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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