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Crónica de un desayuno (2000)

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In this deliciously kinky film that takes place in the wee hours of a Mexico City morning, long-absent Pedro returns to preside over his seriously bent family. But while Pedro is busy ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Odiseo Bichir ...
Roberto
Eduardo Palomo ...
Juan
José Alonso ...
Pedro
Luis de Icaza ...
Voceador
Miguel Santana ...
Teo
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Marcos
Angélica Aragón ...
Estela
Fabiana Perzabal ...
Blanca
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Chavo Pelo Rojo
Claudette Maillé ...
Eugenia
Adriana Roel ...
Doña Lupe
Héctor Bonilla ...
Ernesto
Arcelia Ramírez ...
Yolanda
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Luz María
Julieta Egurrola ...
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In this deliciously kinky film that takes place in the wee hours of a Mexico City morning, long-absent Pedro returns to preside over his seriously bent family. But while Pedro is busy making love to his wife, their children Blanca, Teo and Marcos have different ideas about their father's return. Meanwhile, the neighbors are up to their own devices in a wickedly funny and highly charged erotic drama that involves a set of electric trains. This stylish film explores love at its extremes and sex at its most poetically inventive. Written by Anonymous

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Un Poco Más
Written and performed by Rubén Albarrán, Emmanuel del Real, Enrique Rangel & Joselo Rangel
"La vida es un carnaval"
By Victor Daniel
Performed by Celia Cruz
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Caraaajjjooooooo, this sauce is sour
3 November 2000 | by (Mexico City, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Excuse me if I'm wrong, but "Cronica para un desayuno" could be one of the most gretatest films in tne mexican movie history for a lot of reasons. We can get a lot of ingredients for a perfect mexican middle-class family breakfast: a cup of Buñuel's surrealistic motifs with a little drop of Ripstenian desolated scenarios; a pound of phallus symbols around the film and a difficult psychological complexity, more than Todd Solondz's Happiness and the Dogma movement films. There`s a lot of sordidness, black humor, repressed dreams (Teodoro's dream of fly), incestual lack of control (the relation between Marcos and Luzma), no-sense parallel stories, a discrete violence, anachronisms and

a little sign of hope (spotlighted in Luzma, the husband's home return and "Un poco Mas" used for leit-motif). Marcos (Bruno Bichir) is a charming character ( I think in a Bukoskian way), the king-without a-crown who don't expects for anything, but broken noses. Luzma (Maria Rojo) , the lovable wife , put out a lot of faces, but the only thing that she worried is that her sons had breakfast; she' s a loser in many ways and sensual in few moments , but you will fall in love of her. The soundtrack's drag (too much woods) feeds the lack of technical merits, intentional , of course: out-of-focus shots, overlighted close-ups (in introspective scenes), dizzy pans and sudden edition cuts. "Crónica" is something difficult to digest, it get stuck in the throat and anything helps for it. It tastes bitter, like a rotten orange juice and sour like expired milk, but you want to enjoy it. So I recommend to get some Melox before the show, because you won't get hungry after all.


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