Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »
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 »
Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood and the connection between them Don Ru, the owner of the local pub; Eusebia, his wife; Chava, his son and Abel his friend, who emigrate to USA in search of fortune; Susanita, the single landtender always dreaming to marry a good man; Guicho, the pub's employee, who extracts the money when Don Ru is not there and finally marries Susanita; Alma, the very good looking girl, the Abel's dream, who becomes a luxury prostitute while he's away; Jimmy, the handsome young man Don Ru becomes infatuated with, etc. This movie won the Ariel (the Mexican Oscar) as best movie in 1995. Written by
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Mexican cinema is the owner of time, and this little gem is evidence for our court. This is a story of humans and their not so selfless desires and shenanigans. The more we come to know and feel for our players, the more we come to despise them. I love that! The cast is strong, with Salma Hayek leading the fray as a character whose amorous doubts, when showered with gifts, evaporate like tears on a dusty Mexican road. Their are no slouches here, but instead top-notch performances in a story adapted from an Egyptian novel center in Cairo. The nadirs of human nature respect no boundaries. With great directing and cinematography, this compelling flick is sure to poke the wrong buttons in all the right ways. Merci beaucoup.
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