A man is making a research about the importance of familiar environment in children's future. First, he interviews a prostitute, Rosa, who's in jail because of the murderer of her pimp. She... See full summary »
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A man is making a research about the importance of familiar environment in children's future. First, he interviews a prostitute, Rosa, who's in jail because of the murderer of her pimp. She was a poor child, living only with her father. He wants to send his daughter to school, but they don't find place and the father has to leave the child with the neighbour, while he's working. But the man is hit by a car and dies. Years later, Rosa finds herself alone after her adoptive mother dies. A young man from his same vicinity, wants to help her, after hearing her singing. But the truth is that he wants to turn Rosa into a prostitute and live from her money. The other story is about a boy, who goes with his father to sign up in the school. But the father leaves the boy at the line waiting, while he prefers to have some drinks at the bar. A friend and his father see that the boy has been waiting for hours and help him to find his father. After drinking the entire bottle of tequila, the drunk ... Written by
Back in the middle of the past century when this movie was filmed(1952), producers started a trend with pictures that were meant to convey a social message to the people, specially the lower brackets who were in the majority of cases, illiterate. These circumstances made them of course, live in a very poor environment. When you put together being poor and ignorant, many of the women of the times fell into the hands of "cinturitas"(gigolos) that exploited them and ruined their life making them work as prostitutes or in the best of cases as maids in order that they give their money earned to their "protectors". This movie is made with the stories of two different cases, in which the common denominator is precisely poverty and illiteracy. The movie in itself is nothing really extraordinary, but it allows the viewer to understand how these persons lived in the 1950's Mexico.
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