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Gabriel (as Demian Bichir)
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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 ...
Taxista enpistolado
Carmen Salinas ...
Doña Cleofas
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Frida
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Tere
Mario Zaragoza ...
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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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Cameo(Carolina Rivera): the woman whose purse is stollen at the Zócalo. See more »

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It's like Mexican corrupted reality...but only funnier.
23 December 2006 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

"Todo El Poder" is an intelligent critic towards corruption, politics, and the high wave of crimes happening in Mèxico City.

At first it was conceived as a social critic against the system and the fore-mentioned situations that every day keep damaging our country; but the truth is that this movie isn't a straight accusation against someone or something in specific. Let me explain myself. If you want to criticize politicians, governors, narcos, you need to give specific names and situations. But that would mean danger in Mexican society.

Still, "Todo El Poder" tries to cover many situations from modern Mexican society and it does it in a great manner filled with black comedy, drama, and bits of realism.

The acting is great but some characters are very clichèd. Good performances by Colombo, Suàrez, and Tovar. The rest of the cast is also good.

If you want to have an idea of how Mexican's Judicial System works, watch "Todo El Poder" to know more about it but only funnier.


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