Highly symbolic and allegorical, this drama takes the search of a son for his father in the chaotic times of the Mexican Revolution and the early 1900s as its basis. Stereotypical (or ... See full summary »
Ignacio López Tarso,
Confronted with the unfortunate news that their favorite Streetcar, no. 133, is going to be decommissioned, two Municipal Transit workers get drunk and decide to "take 'er for one last spin... See full summary »
beautifully photographed film of a Juan Rulfo novel
A typical Mexican motif of crying women and womanizing men...yet in this film, the characters have depth and purpose beyond the machismo . In this film, the trouble begins when husband has turned sickly and in a rare depiction of 'erectile dysfunction', in Mexican film, the wife turns to her randy brother-in-law for affection.
But, not immediately realized until deep into the movie during a "Peregrinacion", a pilgrimage,when the brother throws himself on her.
The film is beautifully lighted and photographed with panoramic scenes of the Mexican countryside and plazas. Using real time scenes of what looks like devotional pilgrims climbing to a shrine in Cholula, Mexico....
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