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National Mechanics (1972)

Mecánica nacional (original title)
A mechanic takes his family to a car race and a series of events occur which brings problems, betrayals, violence and the unexpected death of an elderly person.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manolo Fábregas ...
Eufemio (as Manuel Fábregas)
Lucha Villa ...
Chabela
Héctor Suárez ...
Gregorio - Goyo
Sara García ...
Doña Lolita
Alma Muriel ...
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El güero Corrales
Aurora Clavel ...
Mujer del sábanas
Alejandro Ciangherotti ...
Lalo (as Alejandro Ciangherotti Jr.)
Fabián Aranza ...
El Apache (as Fabian)
Fernando Casanova ...
Rogelio
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Carlos Piñar ...
Hombre de blanco
Gloria Marín ...
Dora
Fabiola Falcón ...
Laila
Luis Manuel Pelayo ...
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Love, food, sex and death mix together in an explosive cocktail when a mechanic (Fábregas) takes his family (old granny Sara García included) to attend a car race. The innocent picnic becomes a feast, but then the old granny dies. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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What's Mexican is all about it....
27 December 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Of course this movie exagerates that but I think having been born in Mexico City, this movie reflects that very well. Everything happens in one single period of 24 hours. The acting is great and the talking hard to follow in Spanish to everybody but people from Mexico City. I can hardly wait till it comes in DVD. Highly recommended.


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