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Red Dawn (1990)

Rojo amanecer (original title)
A Claustrophobic experience which involves a Mexican middle class family into the atrocities made by wild and heartless army forces whose main objective seems to be students who do not permit the 1968's Olimpic games' to develop normally.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Héctor Bonilla ...
Humberto
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Alicia
Jorge Fegán ...
Don Roque
Ademar Arau ...
Carlos
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Jorge (as Demian Bichir)
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Sergio
Marta Aura ...
Neighbor woman
Eduardo Palomo ...
Injured Boy
Carlos Cardán ...
Second lieutenant
Leonor Bonilla ...
Girl
Paloma Robles ...
Graciela
Simón Guevara ...
Boy 1
Sergio Sánchez ...
Boy 2
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Soldier
Santiago Allende ...
Student 1
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October 2, 1968 in Mexico City. There's only ten days for the Olympic Games and a small student's revolt has turned into a major political turmoil. A meeting will be carry out that day in Tlatelolco (the largest housing complex in the city) and the situation is extremely tense. A typical middle-class mexican family (living in Tlatelolco) will be tragically involved in the events, when the meeting is brutally interrupted by the army and hundreds of people are killed in the square in front of their apartment building. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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18 October 1990 (Mexico)  »

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Bengalas en el cielo  »

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Before the military attack we see a clock with the word "Quartz" on its face. In Mexico, electronic clocks were not in common use until the 1970s. See more »

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A perfect tragedy
2 March 2002 | by (México, DF) – See all my reviews

Jorge Fons is one of the best movie directors in Mexico. His filmography is full of excellent stories, like "Caridad" y "El Callejón de los Milagros". But, in this case, the story touches every mexican person. This film was made underground, at a moment when democratic aperture in Mexico was only a dream. Everyone involved in it took a high risk, and won. Tha actors and producers made an excellent work. "Rojo Amanecer" is one of the reasons why we are proud of our weak film industry.


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