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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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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"
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The worst defects of mexican cinema, all in one film
15 November 2000 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

Cronica de un desayuno combines the worst defects of mexican cinema, a rare feat nowadays.

It's pretentious: it wants us to believe that it is deep, only because some scene is out-of-focus, another is pseudo-surreal, yet another plays with the Eisenstein-Infante-Caifanes tradition of laughing-crying faces, the edition is fragmented, and it is all so solemn.

It has a weak script: the main story hardly develops, so it has other three smaller, needless stories, stuck into it. They are only good to make the film last longer.

Most of the acting is bad. A true feat, baring in mind that many of the best known mexican actors were cast.

There is an abuse of unnecesary foul language. To the point that the character of Paloma, who symbolizes the dreams of freedom of a child, uses it throughly.

It is homophobic. The character played by Eduardo Palomo is the sorriest, and most punished, representation of a transexual I have ever seen.

It is very boring. I ended up envying the people that left the theater before the end of the film.

Whatever it tries, it has been done better, in Mexico and elsewhere.

In other words: "Para partirte la madre, nada como una mala película"


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