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A real-time dark comedy about a science geek who tangles with a clutch of Russian gangsters after he delivers them the wrong computer disk.

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Tomson
Martha Tenorio ...
Eulogia (as Marta Tenorio)
Rafael Inclán ...
Goyo
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Andrea (as Marta Beláustegui)
Eugenio Montessoro ...
Carlos
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Alexis Sánchez ...
Andrei
Jorge Zárate ...
Sánchez
Enoc Leaño ...
Memo
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"Nicotina," is a crime caper set in Mexico City about a simple exchange that goes awry, causing the lives of nine unsuspecting characters to explode in one tumultuous night over a fortune in diamonds. Diego Luna stars as computer hacker Lolo, who is infatuated with his neighbor Andrea and catalogs her every move via high-tech peeping devices. Lolo teams with amateur criminals Tomson and his younger counterpart Nene in a deal with a Russian mobster that involves the exchange of diamonds for computer access to Swiss bank accounts. But the deal goes terribly wrong after Lolo's attempts to spoil Andrea's romantic trysts spiral out of control. Down the street, the irritable pharmacist Beto and his fed-up wife Clara get inadvertently entangled in the exchange, along with the humble barber Goyo and his domineering other half Carmen. Infected with diamond lust, these characters become obsessed with the intoxicating possibility of an easy life and their greed quickly transforms into fiery ... Written by Arenas Group

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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3 October 2003 (Mexico)  »

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Cigarros, desamores, y 20 diamantes  »

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$446,768 (USA) (20 August 2004)

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$800,371 (USA) (27 August 2004)
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Right ingredients, right mix, Mexican flavor
13 September 2004 | by (Quito, Ecuador) – See all my reviews

Great actors (and specially actresses), well defined characters (again women make the best), an interesting plot, hilarious situations and decent dialogs make this contemporary mix of violence, action and comedy not a must but a good option. Familiarity with Mexican and Argentinean culture is a plus to fully enjoy the film, although the story is by itself good enough for everyone.

Extraordinary, intense and absurd as life in Latin America can be, this is a story that fits just right in a city like Mexico.

Do not expect to see something like Amores Perros or Y tu mamá también, but rather something like Snatch with a Mexican flavor.


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