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Such Is Life (2000)

Así es la vida... (original title)
Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment... See full summary »

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Adela, The Godmother
Luis Felipe Tovar ...
Nicolás
Ernesto Yáñez ...
La Marrana
Alejandra Montoya ...
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Daniela Carvajal
Constanza Cavalli
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Francesca Guillén ...
Raquel
Osami Kawano
Loló Navarro
Andrés Weiss
Marco Zapata
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Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment by her landlord - who is also her husband's new father-in-law. She is also about to lose custody of her two children to her husband, a low-life, second-rate boxer and opportunist. With the help of her godmother, she plans to take revenge on her husband. Written by ElianaG

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12 January 2001 (Spain)  »

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Afta ehei i zoi  »

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A new Medea version by Arturo Ripstein.
26 December 2000 | by (México D.F.) – See all my reviews

Of course it´s Ripstein. A great mexican director. In this movie he makes a very personal adaptation, to the México of our times, of the classical greek tragedy MEDEA. With a very sordid scenario and a really complex narrative. Using a TV like flashbacks and thoughts of the characters and like the place for the mariachis that plays the role of the classical Chorus of the greek theatre, this movie is a real masterpiece of our times.

This, is the first movie of latin american that has been made in a DV format. And this shows a possible future for the low budget productions.


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