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Dust to Dust (2000)

Por la libre (original title)
Rocco (Osvaldo Benavides) and Rodrigo (Rodrigo Cachero) are cousins, but they're not at all alike. Rocco is the loose one, Rodrigo's uptight. But when their grandfather Rodrigo Carnicero (... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Rodrigo Cachero ...
Otto Sirgo ...
Rodrigo Sr.
Pilar Ixquic Mata ...
Pureza (as Pilar Mata)
Alejandro Tommasi ...
Gina Morett ...
Alexia Witt ...
Emilio Cortés ...
Héctor Ortega ...
Xavier Massé ...
Rodrigo Carnicero
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ana Karla Kegel
Elena Paola Kegel
Hugo Villa ...


Rocco (Osvaldo Benavides) and Rodrigo (Rodrigo Cachero) are cousins, but they're not at all alike. Rocco is the loose one, Rodrigo's uptight. But when their grandfather Rodrigo Carnicero (Xavier Masse) dies, the two are forced to hit the road in an old car provided by the late Rodrigo and take the old man's ashes to the sea. The cousins clash, bond and finally reach their destination. There, they have an eye-opening series of experiences as they try to fulfill their grandfather's last wishes.

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use




Release Date:

13 October 2000 (Mexico)  »

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Dust to Dust  »

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1.85 : 1
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Pureza: Papa, I'm pregnant.
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One of the best from Mexico.
19 February 2002 | by (Monterrey, México) – See all my reviews

Por La Libre is a very good Mexican movie, actually, one of the best we have in Mexican Cinema. Even though it´s a pretty light movie, you can take in consideration many good stuff about this one. First, the story is a very original one.Second, The characters are also original and different from each other. Third, The acting is great by a very believable Osvaldo Benavides, and a surprising hit acting by Rodrigo Cachero, and of course with the beautyful Ana de la Reguera as a Hotel owner´s daughter.

If it gets to show near your city, don´t hesitate, GO!

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