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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
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Miriam
Arcelia Ramírez ...
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Luis Fernando Peña ...
Jorge
Gabino Rodríguez ...
Héctor
Pablo Delgado ...
Juan
Eligio Meléndez ...
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Rosario Zúñiga ...
Prefecta
Soledad González ...
Directora
César Balcázar ...
El Topi
Josefina Marín ...
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Clarissa Malheiros ...
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Carlos García ...
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Guadalupe Sánchez ...
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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 true eye-opener
17 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I used to live in Mexico and this was definitely the best movie I saw there, and by far the best movie ever made on the life of the poor people of La Ciudad de México. Although Mexico to me is a very distinct place from the one described by the movie, it was shocking to see that these people living in true agony passed by the same places where I'd been and took the same bus as I did. It gave me a totally new perspective on my ride when I sat on that bus again the next morning. Life to most people on this planet is extremely cruel, but sometimes we seem to forget it, even if it's right beneath your very own eyes. Perfume de violetas opened my eyes; I think it would be good to remember that there are over 20 million people living in Mexico City, with the number rising by nearly 3000 every day, and that most people aren't even as well-off as Yessica, and definitely not as lucky as Miriam. Viva Mexico, eh!?!


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