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Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
"Nadie te oye: Perfume de violetas" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  11 March 2001 (Mexico)
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A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent ... See full summary »

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Yessica
Nancy Gutiérrez ...
Miriam
Arcelia Ramírez ...
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Madre de Yessica
Luis Fernando Peña ...
Jorge
Gabino Rodríguez ...
Héctor
Pablo Delgado ...
Juan
Eligio Meléndez ...
Padrastro de Yessica
Rosario Zúñiga ...
Prefecta
Soledad González ...
Directora
César Balcázar ...
El Topi
Josefina Marín ...
Maestra de historia
Clarissa Malheiros ...
Maestra de gimnasia
Carlos García ...
Maestro de mecanografía
Guadalupe Sánchez ...
Maestra de matemáticas
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A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped. Rebellious tomboy Yessica is frequently in trouble at school and at home, with its lower middle-class limitations. She is always at odds with her mother, bullying stepfather, and despicable stepbrother, Jorge. Then Jorge strikes a deal with a friend, helping the man trap Yessica and rape her, in exchange for money. Terrified and ashamed of the attack, Yessica remains silent, seeking comfort in her friendship with innocent and childlike Miriam, from a more stable home, though reared by a poor single mother. Tragedy unfolds as Yessica increasingly relies on Miriam and begins to get the naive girl into trouble, until Miriam finds she is no longer in control of her fate. Written by Anonymous

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Selected as Mexico's official entry for the Best Foreign Film category at the 74th Annual Academy Awards. See more »

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Olvidemos el romance (cojamos yá)
Written by L. López Velarde, W. Osuna, J, Morajes and R. Muñoz
Performed by Lost Acapulco
Courtesy Opción Sónica
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A Powerful Dramatic and Sour Urban Tale
19 November 2001 | by (Queretaro, Mexico) – See all my reviews

After watching PERFUME DE VIOLETAS one wonder's if Mexican Cinema can go beyond portraying the sour and depressing stories of urban life. This is not the first entry of the "true life" story gender. Not withstanding looking at the film the cinematic process stands-out beyond anything else. The actresses are great, if one considers that this was their film debut, the surprise is even bigger, great work by the director. The photography also adds to the realm of desperation and reality, a careful camera work with saturated images and colors, changing the lighting and atmosphere between the homes of the two girls. Probably the low point of the film is the music use. It's so directed to the marketing of the soundtrack that make's you wonder if there was other consideration in its use. When the image and the song show the same thing then one or the other is overstating and therefore a waste. Good work and an appalling ending. Its going for the Oscar but probably will be left before the nominees, but it's worth watching.


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