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Hell Without Limits (1978)
"El lugar sin límites" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  28 April 1978 (Mexico)
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Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »

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Lucha Villa ...
La Japonesa
Ana Martín ...
Japonesita
Gonzalo Vega ...
Pancho
Julián Pastor ...
Octavio
Carmen Salinas ...
Lucy
Fernando Soler ...
Don Alejo
Emma Roldán ...
Ludovinia
Blanca Torres ...
Blanca
Marta Aura ...
Emma, hermana de Pancho
Agustín Silva ...
Reynaldo
Socorro de la Campa
Francisco Llopis ...
(as Paco Llopis)
Hortensia Santoveña ...
Clotilde
Nery Ruiz
Tere Olmedo ...
Lila
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Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a whorehouse to own all the buildings and close the deal. It's owned by a man and his daughter: Manuelita is gay, aging, afraid; he cross-dresses and entertains as a flamenco dancer; he wants to sell and leave. His daughter wants to stay. The return of Pancho complicates things: he's a hothead Alejo tries to control and he scared Manuelita the year before. Things come to a head as Pancho breaks Alejo's hold on him, then flirts and dances with Manuelita and finds himself at risk of being called a "maricón." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A girl and her father fall in love with the same man, a mexican macho.
28 December 2001 | by (Mexico City, Mexico) – See all my reviews

What Arturo Ripstein likes to do is put his characters in small isolated places, where the public feels trapped. In this case, the claustrophobic environment is not only the town or the house where the plot evolves, it´s Mexican closed minds. Drama full of unforgettable moments. GOTTA SEE IT!!!


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