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Bedtime Fairy Tales for Crocodiles (2002)

Cuentos de hadas para dormir cocodrilos (original title)
A man who travels back to the house of his father, grandfather and backwards.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arturo Ríos ...
Arcángel / Miguel Arcángel
Luisa Huertas ...
Isabel, the Neighbor
Miguel Santana ...
Arcángel as a young boy
Dagoberto Gama ...
Leticia Gutiérrez ...
Baltimore Beltran ...
Mayra Serbulo ...
Natalia Traven ...
The Story Teller
Rodolfo Guerrero ...
Arcángel's Father
Salomón Reyes ...
Gabriel's brother
Iván Rafael González ...
Domingo as a child
Graham Hernández Erdely ...
Arcángel's Son
José Concepción Macías ...
The Priest / The Name Seller


A man who travels back to the house of his father, grandfather and backwards. He is in search for his salvation and his son salvation from a family curse. The movie mixes the personal life of the ancestors of this man as well as historical moments for México such as The Reform War, the Mexican Revolution, etc. Written by <lenind@terra.com.mx>

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21 March 2003 (Mexico)  »

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Bedtime Fairy Tales for Crocodiles  »

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Arcangel Juarez know his past with an old woman that is her father neighbor.

The story starts with the separation of Arcangel Juarez because he can't sleep, and his wife decide to abandon him with his little son. He receives a call from his brother telling him that his father is very sick and if he can go to see him. Arcangel takes his little son and goes to his old house and remember when his father dismiss him from his house throwing rocks, when he arrives to his old house in a small town in Oaxaca, he finds that his father died 15 years ago, His brother died in USA some years ago, all explained by Isabel, the old neighbor.

She start the story of the family, when Isabel tells that he is identical to his great grandfather, and that he receives a damnation for all his descendants, when a French soldier pass though the Town,the history of the family continues to finally return to the start, when Arcangel finds that he have to decide the best way to help his family to end this damnation for his family.

The history starts strong and interesting, passing some important events in Mexican history, but the development of the characters and some weak moments in the plot makes the movie boring beyond the first half to give a regular conclusion.

The photograph and the art direction is regular, the acting performances are less than standard, the direction have good moments but is regular in general, I can say that the story possibly do more, but lacks of development.

The best thing I can say is that the Oaxaca secondary performances by locals, not actors give a great realism to the movie.

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