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Gabriel (Demian Bichir) is a filmmaker in Mexico City, where he is a victim of crime and violence sometimes even three times a day. This is a black comedy that shows the extreme situation ... See full summary »

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Sofía Aguirre
Luis Felipe Tovar ...
Comandante Eleuterio 'Elvis' Quijano
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Valentina
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Martín
José Carlos Rodríguez ...
Octavio
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Esteban
Juan Carlos Colombo ...
Lic. Luna
Jorge Zárate ...
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Carmen Salinas ...
Doña Cleofas
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Tere
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Cojo
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Gabriel
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Gabriel (Demian Bichir) is a filmmaker in Mexico City, where he is a victim of crime and violence sometimes even three times a day. This is a black comedy that shows the extreme situation Mexico City is leaving as far as crime is concerned, and the tension the city and it's inhabitants live day after day. Written by Carlos García Campillo <ladolorosa@starmedia.com>

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Rated R for language and some violence
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17 August 2000 (Peru)  »

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Gimme the Power  »

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Power and corruption
5 January 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Mexico City is a violent city. Kidnappings, muggings and other criminal activity keeps its citizens terrorized and powerless to do anything. This seems to be the message from "Todo el poder", an interesting film by Fernando Sarinana, based on the screen play by Enrique Renteria and Carolina Rivera.

"Todo el poder" is a worthy effort from the team that created it, as they explore how the corruption goes all the way to the top. In fact, this corruption is a tool for the power some of the higher ups exert on the general population. There's a lot to be said when a common citizen can't trust the police that is supposed to protect him.

This film shows a side of the corruption in the city in vivid detail. "Todo el poder" is a good example of some of the latest crop of Mexican cinema which transcends the popular fare and tackles a serious aspect of their society. The acting Mr. Sarinana got from his players makes this fast paced film a winner. Daniel Bichir, Cecilia Suarez, Luis Felipe Tovar, as the hysterically funny Elvis Quijano, Juan Carlos Colomba, do excellent work under the director's guidance.

"Todo el poder" has a documentary look, but plays like a thriller and it will not disappoint.


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