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Amores Perros (2000)

Amores perros (original title)
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

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(as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

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(as Guillermo Arriaga Jordán)
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Octavio (as Gael García)
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Daniel (as Alvaro Guerrero)
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Gustavo
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Jorge
Gerardo Campbell ...
Mauricio
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Tía Luisa (Aunt Luisa)
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Mama Susana (Susana's Mother)
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Mama Octavio (Octavio's Mother)
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Leonardo
Lourdes Echevarría ...
Maru
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Storyline

On the brink of the new Millennium in the bustling City of Mexico, one horrible car accident intertwines inextricably the lives of three perfect strangers. Octavio, a rebellious adolescent who is secretly in love with his sister-in-law, dreams of escaping his miserable life, and for this reason, he enters reluctantly the obscure world of dog fighting with his lethal dog Cofi. And then unexpectedly, Valeria, a stunning woman and famous supermodel, will cross paths with Octavio, while in the meantime, her pampered little dog Richie manages to vanish into thin air in the confined space of her apartment. Lastly, Chivo, an ex-guerrilla vagabond, after abandoning his little daughter, unable to make up for lost time, he channels his love to the city's strays and a mortally wounded Rottweiler. In the end, even though all the weary characters, men and beasts, wish for a bright future, in this life-changing journey in the pursuit of love, sometimes infidelity, sin and death can get in the way. Written by Nick Riganas

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Love. Betrayal. Death. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,047, 1 April 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,383,834, 8 July 2001
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Trivia

The first film in a loose trilogy of death, all directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. The next two films were 21 Grams (2003) and Babel (2006). Between them, all three films racked up 10 Academy Award nominations. See more »

Goofs

When Daniel is sitting in his office and phones his wife Julieta before hanging up with out saying anything, his cigarette is down to the butt and close to his fingers before his dials the number, but after he has hung up the cigarette seems to have grown a few inches. See more »

Quotes

El Chivo: [to Aunt Luisa] You're hostile, sister-in-law.
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Crazy Credits

To Luciano: Because we also are what we have lost. Special Thanks to: "Abba, Pater" See more »

Connections

References Tesis (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Pesada
By Fermin Caballero and Antonio Hernández
Performed by Control Machete
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Doggie Holocaust makes for Best Mexican Film Ever
11 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Some people just won't want to sit through this film because of the overtly graphic and disturbing dog fighting scenes, which is ironic, because most people don't seem to mind the graphic violence involving the people in this film. Others simply won't watch it because of the subtitles. This is a shame, since this is by far the best film I have ever seen come out of Mexico (far better and more complex than the comparably immature "Y Tu Mama Tambien"). Here we get an intertwining tale involving dog fights, petty gangsters, a tragically injured model, a cheating husband, an abused teenage wife, and a homeless hit man. As you might expect the homeless hit man becomes the soul of the film, and the dogs serve as a link, reminding us of the violence we inflict upon each other and nature, and the fractured relationships we think beyond repair, but are actually more resilient than we could ever imagine. Brilliantly directed with a great soundtrack and a bigger heart than you might initially perceive, "Amores Perros" is a deep, thought-provoking and utterly enthralling film that you will not soon forget.


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