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Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)

Nadie te oye: Perfume de violetas (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 11 March 2001 (Mexico)
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 ...
Alicia, madre de Miriam
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Madre de Yessica
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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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Perfume: Another good Mexican creation
15 January 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is one of those Mexican movies that really deserve to be exposed all over the world. Today's Mexican Cinema is dedicated to show the the Mexican culture and its daily life and this movie just does that perfectly without falling within the Mexican movie clichè of unnecessary violence, sex and drug scenes.

The movie is crude, that's true, but at the same time its also very realistic and you commonly see all those same situations within the daily life of the urban poor circles back in Mexico City, although some of those practices are repressed and therefore not openly done.

This movie completely features the not-so-nice side of Mexican society and its practices and common life.


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