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Guillermo Arriaga (written by)
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16 June 2000 (Mexico) See more »
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Love. Betrayal. Death. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 57 wins & 17 nominations See more »
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A smartly modern elegy. See more (354 total) »

Cast

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Emilio Echevarría ... El Chivo

Gael García Bernal ... Octavio (as Gael García)

Goya Toledo ... Valeria
Álvaro Guerrero ... Daniel

Vanessa Bauche ... Susana

Jorge Salinas ... Luis
Marco Pérez ... Ramiro

Rodrigo Murray ... Gustavo

Humberto Busto ... Jorge
Gerardo Campbell ... Mauricio

Rosa María Bianchi ... Tía Luisa (Aunt Luisa)
Dunia Saldívar ... Mama Susana (Susana's Mother)

Adriana Barraza ... Mama Octavio (Octavio's Mother)

José Sefami ... Leonardo
Lourdes Echevarría ... Maru
Laura Almela ... Julieta

Ricardo Dalmacci ... Andrés Salgado

Gustavo Sánchez Parra ... Jarocho
Dagoberto Gama ... Alvaro
Gustavo Muñoz ... El Chispas
Carlo Bernal ... Javier
Rodrigo Ostap ... El Jaibo (as Rodrigo Obstab)
Edgar González ... Bebe Rodrigo (Baby Rodrigo)
Hilda González ... Cajera (Cashier)
Patricio Castillo ... Doctor
Ana María González ... Enfermera (Nurse)

Roberto Medina ... Conductor de T.V. (TV Announcer)
Ángeles Marín ... Conductora de T.V. (TV Announcer)
Carlos Samperio ... Hombre deshuesadero (Man at Junkyard)
Kazuyo Togawa ... Sra. gorda (Fat Lady) (as T. Kazuyo Togawa)
Gema Aparicio ... Empleada domestica (Maid) (scenes deleted)
Adriana Varone ... Amante Luis (Luis's Mistress)
Bruno Salgado ... Champignon
Adriana Islas ... Lina
Regina Abad ... Jimena
Leoncio Torres ... El Pelón
Luisa Geliz ... Secretaria Daniel (Daniel's Secretary)
Jean Paul Bierry ... Hombre junta (Man at Meeting)
Alma Rocío González ... Mujer junta (Woman at Meeting)
Mauricio Martínez ... Judicial (Judicial Police Agent)
Juan Manuel Ramos ... Policia (Policeman)
Ernesto Bog ... Hombre 1 (Man 1)
José Luis Barraza ... Hombre 2 (Man 2)
Jorge Arellano ... Niño cuidador 1 (Boy Caretaker 1)
Jonathan Herrera ... Niño cuidador 2 (Boy Caretaker 2)
Heriberto Castillo ... Extraño (Stranger

Directed by
Alejandro González Iñárritu 
 
Writing credits
Guillermo Arriaga (written by) (as Guillermo Arriaga Jordán)

Produced by
Guillermo Arriaga .... associate producer (as Guillermo Arriaga Jordán)
Raúl Olvera Ferrer .... associate producer
Francisco González Compeán .... executive producer
Alejandro González Iñárritu .... producer
Pelayo Gutiérrez .... associate producer
Mónica Lozano .... associate producer (as Monica Lozano)
Martha Sosa Elizondo .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gustavo Santaolalla 
 
Cinematography by
Rodrigo Prieto 
 
Film Editing by
Luis Carballar 
Alejandro González Iñárritu 
Fernando Pérez Unda 
 
Casting by
Manuel Teil 
 
Production Design by
Brigitte Broch 
 
Art Direction by
Melo Hinojosa 
 
Set Decoration by
Julieta Álvarez 
 
Costume Design by
Gabriela Diaque 
 
Makeup Department
Isabel Amezcua .... hair stylist
Marco Antonio Garcia .... assistant makeup artist
Eduardo Gómez .... hair stylist
Marco Antonio Rosado .... makeup artist (as Marco Rosado)
David Ruiz Gameros .... makeup artist (as David Gameros)
Gabriel Solana .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Tita Lombardo .... production manager
Tlacateotl Mata .... post-production manager
Oscar Reboreda .... production manager: STPC
Erick Tamayo .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Efren del Moral .... second assistant director (as Efrén del Moral)
Adrian Grunberg .... assistant director: second unit
Carlos Hidalgo .... first assistant director
Julian 'Chico' Valdez .... second second assistant director (as Julián 'Chico' Valdes)
 
Art Department
Pedro Alanis Alanis .... decorative painter (as Pedro Alanis)
Luis Blackaller .... graphic designer
Luis Blackaller .... set designer
Miguel Cervantes .... assistant props
Enrique Correa .... art department
Gilberto Cortes .... property master (as Gilberto Cortés)
Ernesto Cortéz .... art department
Ismael Damián Castillo .... art department
Alisarine Ducolomb .... art department coordinator
El Flaco .... art department
Antonio Godínez .... assistant props
Alfredo Gonzalez .... assistant decorator (as Alfredo González)
Jesús Hernández Villegas .... art department
Víctor Hugo Libreros .... art department
Fernando Llanos .... storyboard artist
Francisco Javier Moreno .... art department
Óscar Neri Torres .... art department
Alberto Piedra Cortés .... art department (as Alberto Piedra)
Álvaro Pungas .... art department
Fernando Rodríguez León .... art department
Carlos Rodríguez .... art department
Carlos Sanen .... assistant decorator
Tacho .... stand-by carpenter
Ariel Villasana .... assistant set decorator
Fernando Ávila Alba .... art department
Roberto Ávila .... assistant decorator
Gilberto Avina Gomez .... art department crew (uncredited)
Gilberto Aviña Gomez .... art department (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Antonio Diego .... sound
Joaquín Díaz .... sound editor
Efraín García Mora .... sound editor
Daniel García .... assistant boom operator
Martín Hernández .... sound designer
Martín Hernández .... sound effects recordist
Martín Hernández .... supervising sound editor
Carlos Honc .... assistant sound editor
Carlos Honc .... sound effects recordist
Samuel Mendoza .... sound effects recordist
Rudy Pi .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Potvin .... sound stereo supervisor: Dolby
Alejandro Quevedo .... sound editor
Adrián Reynoso .... assistant sound editor
Adrián Reynoso .... sound editor
Rodolfo Romero .... sound editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound re-recording mixer
Leon Sandoval .... boom operator (as León Sandoval Ortega)
Kaeri Tedla .... sound effects recordist
Roland N. Thai .... supervising sound editor
Rigoberto Torres .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Javier Martínez .... special effects assistant
Alejandro Vázquez .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Guillermo Franco-Guevara .... digital artist
Miguel Moreno .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Gerardo Albarrán .... stunt coordinator (as Gerardo Moreno)
Igor Aranda .... stunts
Ubaldo Bucio .... stunts
Jorge Luis Corzo .... stunts (as Jorge Corzo)
Tomás Guzmán .... stunts
Javier Lambert .... stunts
Mauricio Martínez .... stunts
Raúl Martínez .... stunts
Gabriela Moreno .... stunts
Rafael Valdez .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Benito Aguilar .... gaffer
Donald Bryant .... additional camera operator
Victor Manuel Camacho .... video assist operator
Arturo Castañeda .... first assistant camera
Pablo Castillo .... grip
Joaquin Cervera .... additional assistant camera
Norman Christianson .... additional camera operator
Esteban de Llaca .... additional camera operator
Fernando Díaz Torres .... second assistant camera
Gerardo Flores .... additional assistant camera (as Gerardo Julian Flores)
Federico García .... still photographer
Héctor 'Fito' García .... additional camera operator (as Héctor Marcos García)
Jesús Francisco García .... video assist operator
Manuel García .... electrician
Martín Gaytán .... additional assistant camera
Jesús González .... gaffer
José González .... electrician
Pedro González .... key grip
José Gutiérrez .... additional assistant camera
Lorenzo Hagerman .... still photographer
Edgar Hurtado .... additional assistant camera
Antonio Jara .... grip
Luis Lara .... electrician
Ignacio Martínez .... grip
Noe Muñoz .... camera loader
Salvador Orendain .... grip
Miguel Ángel Pacheco .... grip
Ismael Parades .... grip (as Ismael Paredes)
Victor Manuel Ramirez .... electrician
Antonio Riestra .... additional camera operator
Erick Sanudo .... additional camera operator (as Erick Sañudo)
Humberto Sánchez .... grip
Eduardo Flores Torres .... additional camera operator (as Eduardo Flores)
Mauricio Vega .... electrician
Lohengrin Zapiain .... additional assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Jorge Guerrero .... extras casting
Sonia Guerrero .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ismael Jardon .... costume supervisor
Margarita Lozada .... costumer
Carlos 'Pollo' Munguia .... assistant costume supervisor (as Carlos Alberto Munguia R.)
Francisco Rodríguez .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Pablo Baksht .... post-production coordinator (as Pablo Baksht Segovia)
Carlos Bolado .... editing advisor
Alfonso Cornejo .... post-production assistant
Guillermo del Toro .... editing advisor
Mario Sandoval .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Carlos Arredondo .... music editor
Carlos Arredondo .... score recording engineer
Lynn Fainchtein .... music supervisor
Herminio Gutiérrez .... music coordinator
Daniel Hidalgo .... original music
Anibal Kerpel .... music engineer (as Aníbal Kerpel)
David Campbell .... arranger/orchestrator/conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Julio César Aivar .... driver
Roberto Alcalá .... driver
Arturo Ballesteros .... driver
Eduardo Bonilla .... driver
Eduardo Cortéz .... driver
Raúl Escobedo Espinoza .... driver (as Raúl Escobedo)
Alejandro Galván .... driver
Enrique Garcia .... transportation captain (as Enrique García)
Luis Miguel García .... driver
Alejandro Gasca .... driver
Urbano Guzmán .... driver
Edgar 'Chivata' Lezama .... action vehicles
Alejandro Linares .... driver
Alfonso Medina .... driver
Benito Meléndez Chávez .... driver (as Benito Meléndez)
Mario Moreno .... driver
Humberto Ochoa .... driver
Omar Pedraza .... driver
Antonio Saldaña .... driver
Pedro Urbina .... driver
Gustavo Vallejo .... driver
Alejandro Vázquez .... driver
Manuel Ávila .... driver
 
Other crew
Ernesto Aparicio .... dog wrangler
Jorge Barba .... assistant location manager
Ernesto Bolio .... personal advisor
Ignacio Borja .... title designer
Tessa Brisac .... translator: French
Fernando Camarena .... assistant accountant
Patricia Cano .... location manager
Larry Casanova .... dog wrangler
Abel Casillas .... delegate: ANDA
Oliver Castro .... title designer: main title
Mario A. Cornejo Ruiz .... production assistant
Philip Dale .... translator: English
Adrian Enriquez .... assistant location manager (as Adrián Enríquez)
Luciano Falcón .... stand-in
Armelina Fritche .... wrangler trainee
Mayte Gallegos .... location manager
Fabio García Montes de Oca .... production assistant
José Luis Guillén .... stand-in
Lucero Gutierrez .... assistant to director (as Lucero Gutiérrez)
Yissel Ibarra .... subtitle supervisor (as Yissel Ibarra Espriu)
Luciana Kaplan .... script supervisor
Juan Carlos Landero .... production assistant
Fernando Llanos .... making-of
G. Pekas Lozano .... production coordinator (as Gloria 'Pekas' Lozano)
Paco Medina .... production assistant
Tavatha Menendez .... stand-in (as Tabatha Menéndez)
Omar Moctezuma .... staff
Juan Carlos Navarro .... stand-in
Rosalba Nogueda .... secretary to director
Grace Olvera .... stand-in
Claudia Puebla .... location manager
Israel Ramos Vargas .... dog wrangler assistant
Anna Roth .... production advisor (as Anna Roth Kanarska)
Pablo Rovalo .... title designer
Timothy J. Sexton .... additional translator: English
Raúl Torres .... accountant
Ernesto Trejo .... set medic
Eduardo Vignon .... stand-in
Silverio 'Chapu' Vázquez .... dog wrangler assistant
Aurelia Álvarez Urbajtel .... additional translator: French
 
Thanks
Monica Abin .... thanks
Javier Aguilera .... thanks
Jorge Aguilera .... thanks
Eliseo Alberto .... thanks
Miguel Alemán Magnani .... special thanks
María Eugenia Armendariz .... thanks
Antonio Armonia .... thanks
Marianna Arriaga .... thanks (as Mariana Arriaga A.)
Santiago Arriaga .... thanks (as Santiago Arriaga A.)
Patricia Arriaga-Jordán .... thanks
Fernando Bennazar .... thanks
Eduardo Berrondo .... thanks
Rosa Bosch .... thanks
Lola Bravo .... thanks
Simón Bross .... thanks
Constanza Cavalli .... thanks
Norman Christianson .... thanks
Ignacio Cobo .... special thanks
Rodrigo Cortés .... thanks
Alfonso Cuarón .... special thanks
Carlos Cuarón .... thanks
José Augusto Cárdenas .... thanks
Pedro Cárdenas .... thanks
Guillermo del Toro .... special thanks
Raúl Olvera Ferrer .... special thanks
Enrique Figueras .... thanks
Hector Gonzalez Gama .... thanks
José Luis García Agraz .... thanks
Octavio García Allende .... thanks
Juan García Gutiérrez .... thanks
Ricardo Garza .... thanks
Eduardo Gavito .... thanks (as Dr. Eduardo Gavito)
Federico González Compeán .... special thanks
Arturo González de Cosío .... thanks
Guillermo González .... thanks
Guillermo González .... thanks
Rodrigo González .... special thanks
Jorge Guerrero .... thanks
María Eladia Hagerman Jr. .... special thanks
Carlos Hagerman .... thanks
Mariana Hagerman .... thanks
María Eladia Hagerman .... special thanks
Richard Ham .... thanks
Yissel Ibarra .... thanks
Armando Iñarritu .... thanks (as Armando Iñárritu)
Luz Maria Iñarritu .... thanks (as Luz María Iñárritu Cervantes)
Alfredo Iñárritu .... thanks
Alfredo Joskowicz .... thanks
Eliseo Juan .... special thanks
Vicente Leñero .... thanks
Luciano .... dedicatee
Alejandro López Freixes .... thanks
Augusto López Valencia .... thanks (as Augusto López)
Luis Mandoki .... thanks
Ludwik Margules .... thanks
Eduardo Martínez Solares .... thanks
Jorge Martínez .... thanks
Karla Moles .... thanks
Jorge Mondragón .... thanks
Celina Moreno .... thanks
Carlos Olvera .... thanks
Lila Ortega .... thanks
Javier Prado .... thanks
Ricardo Pérez Teuffer .... thanks
Raúl Quintanilla .... thanks
Julio Revueltas .... thanks
Carolina Rivera .... thanks
Pedro Rodríguez Garay .... thanks (as Pedro Rodríguez)
Juan Carlos Rulfo .... thanks
Alexis Sandoval .... thanks
Antonio Serrano .... thanks
Enrique Singer .... thanks
Alejandro Soberón Kuri .... special thanks
Héctor Suárez .... thanks
Alberto Sánchez .... thanks
Jorge Sánchez .... thanks
Belinda Uriegas .... thanks
Antonio Urrutia .... special thanks
Francisco Vargas .... thanks
Alejandro Villaseñor .... thanks
Judith Weston .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Amores perros" - Mexico (original title)
"Love Dogs" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Love's a Bitch" - International (English title) (informal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence/gore, language and sexuality
Runtime:
154 min | Turkey:115 min (TV version)
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Trivia:
The Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in England filed a complaint to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) about a 21-second dog fight scene.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The sandwich Chivo is eating when the cop visits his house.See more »
Quotes:
El Chivo:At the time, I thought there were more important things than being with you and your mom. I wanted to set the world right, and then share it with you. I failed, as you can see.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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200 out of 236 people found the following review useful.
A smartly modern elegy., 22 May 2001
Author: Alice Liddel (-darragh@excite.com) from dublin, ireland

There is a character in 'Amores perros' who looks like Karl Marx. He is a tramp and an assassin, a good bourgeois who one day, Reggie Perrin-like, abandoned his family, and, un-Reggie Perrin-like, joined the Sandanistas in an effort to create a better world, earning 20 years in prison for his troubles. Walking the streets with a creaky cart and a gaggle of mangy dogs, he was found by the policeman who jailed him, who gave him a dingy place to live, food, and the odd, non-official contract.

El Chivo is the soul of the film, the missing link, both in appearance (a man called 'The Goat', who has rejected the civilities of society and lives a beast-like existence with his dogs, amongst the ruins of civilisation), and narrative function. With intricate structure, 'Amores perros' tells three stories, one of underclass Mexican life, where survival depends on what New Labour calls 'illegal economies' (dog-fighting, bank-robbing etc.), where bright young women are stifled and degraded by thoughtless pregnancies and brutal marriages, where single mothers depend (and usually can't depend) on shiftless sons for subsistence; and this world's mirror opposite, the world of the media, of celebrity, of models and magazine editors, of daytime TV, perfume advertising campaigns and bright apartments. Family life is central here too, although in this case it is torn apart by more pleasanntly bourgeois ailments like ennui and dissatisfaction.

These two stories are mediated by the narrative of El Chivo, the man who left one of these worlds for the other, but who still negotiates the two, through his search for the daughter he left as a toddler, and in his 'job', wiping out businessman. If Mexico is emerging as part of the super-confident globalism of high-capitalism, than El Chivo is the grizzly sore thumb, the ex-Sandinista, the Marx lookalike, the man who said no, the drop-out, the forgotten, the depleted spirit of the Left, happily killing and torturing the servants of the new economic regime.

There is something Biblical about his hirsute ascetism too, presuming to judge the 'Cain and Abel' half-brothers, one an adulterer, the other with a contract out on his sibling, another example of family gone badly wrong. This, the bleak funeral and grave scenes, and Octavia's functional crossing himself every time he passes an icon on the landing, are the sole residual elements of religion in a society once ostentatiously religious.

Except for the director. Like Paul Thomas Anderson in 'Magnolia', although to a less self-conscious degree, Gonzales Inarritu is the God of his film, intricately creating the structure that links his characters and their different environments. These are negative connections, however, which work against the idea of coherent meaning in life - contact usually results in destruction (physical, material, spiritual), or diminishing.

He is also an Old Testament god, punishing those who would get too confident with their future plans or their seemingly inviolable present success - the gains of capitalism are prey to the violent whims of chance: Gonzalez Inarritu doesn't need frogs to shake a rigid society or mindset.

Moral change is linked to physical change - being beaten up, losing a leg, cutting hair. The punning title, with its reference to the dog-eat/fight-dog nature of modern life, and its general unsatisfactoriness, also gives the film its Biblical feel, the idea of Mexico as an asphalt desert, or a rubbish heap, with all these scrawny mutts scavenging the remains.

'Amores perros' shares the sickly, bleached near-monochrome look of many recent crime films, like 'Chopper' or 'Bleeder'. But where the heightened mise-en-scene in those works were expressionistic projections of their protagonists' psychosis, here it's part of a controlling world-view, the universal consciousness that creates, connects and destroys.

The three stories, though connected narratively and symbolically, are mutually distinct - the first is an exhilirating mix of violent gangster film and frustrated romance; the second is like a short story (the screenwriter is a novelist), a figurative plot where movement is through image, symbol and idea, rather than film narrative; the third is a kind of spiritual journey, with an appropriately Biblical (or Wim Wenders-like) openness.

'Amores perros' is not quite as amazing as its admirers claim - it says more about contemporary cinema that a film only has to hold your interest for it to be a masterpiece - but it is consistently enthralling, and, despite all the stylistic tics and brutal violence, bracingly humanist.

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