In a small coastal town the residents found a braid and they began to attribute it miraculous properties.

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David Reynoso ...
Don Martin
Yolanda Ciani ...
Rosita
Eric del Castillo ...
Castulo
Enrique Zertuche ...
Jorge
Julio Aldama ...
Ramon
Alicia Montoya ...
Chayito
Lina Montes ...
Sara
Armando Acosta ...
Pascual Mendez
Eduardo Noriega ...
Arturo
Carlos Nieto ...
Presidente municipal
Humberto Almazán ...
Padre
María Prado ...
Consuelo
Alejandra Meyer ...
Prudencia
Hortensia Santoveña ...
Cleo
Queta Lavat ...
Marbella
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The people in a coast town found braid, and because of their superstitious beliefs and a series of coincidences, they soon start to think that the braid fell from heaven and has supernatural properties. Their devotion to a simple braid made of human hair causes struggles and could lead to fatal consequences. Written by jairhcastillo

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13 March 1975 (Mexico)  »

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Weird... pretty weird... but you gotta see it...
2 August 2001 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

This is a weird story about a small town, kind of coastside, where a curious mix of characters live, which are in a way caricatures of Mexican countryside people (the fisherman, the long-disappeared sailor, the priest, the devout women, the municipal president, etc...) Among these characters, we find an "evil woman of ill repute", and a young boy that falls in love with her. But this is just the backdrop for the story: One day, this woman is kicked out of town discreetly, and humilliated by having her hair braid cut (the title's "trenza").

Someone finds the braid in the street the next day, and somehow proclaims it is the braid of a saint, dropped from heaven as a miracle for the town... ....weird thing is, things start going well for the town, and the relic from an evil woman is working miracles.

The fanatical impulses of a whole town break loose, to disastrous results...

I won't comment further, but there's an Alfonso Arau movie that sounds very much like this, called "Picking up the Pieces"... in that one, it's not a braid, but some gal's hand, and this movie has Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, and other stars... but somehow, i still prefer La trenza...

I have to say that "La Trenza" has low production values, but even so remains, in my humble opinion, a good movie....also, it's a staple of 70's Mexican Films, when Mexican filmmakers where struggling to make good movies, but mostly fell in the "art house" kind of movie...

Try and see this one...


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