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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When the soldiers aimed Granpa and Gracielita to their flat, some soldiers in the stairs dressing like civil where hitting two teachers that where found hidden in the top of the building, meanwhile, the Grandpa and the rest of the family are watching at the door. During the fight there are some shots taking as the stairs as the door of the flat, shifts from day to night are notable in each take. 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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