Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »
Set in 1930's in Puebla, Mexico, a young woman finds herself in an arranged marriage to a prominent politician (Andres Ascencio). As his career progresses, she finds it more difficult to remain a loyal, loving wife.
Ana Claudia Talancón,
Daniel Giménez Cacho,
José María de Tavira
Humorous succession of erotic encounters weaved into a daisy chain of delightful sensuality. DESEO is a modern-day adaptation of Reigen (La Ronde), the controversial stage-play by the ... See full summary »
Antonio Zavala Kugler
This Mexican movie arrived to the city I live practically unnoticed. There was no plot summary and the only poster in the theater was very simple. Anyhow, I went with my wife and actually I liked the effort of both directors for brining a trivial situation seen through a small kid eyes.
The story involves a divorced mother trying to make a life along with her little (around 10 years old) daughter. All the picture we see the situations from the stand of view of the little girl and we are witnesses of all her fears, concerns and even confusions. The mother was recently divorced and the story starts when the little girl is explaining how she is feeling at that time and what she thinks of her mother. Both are in the process of moving their residence to a new apartment in the chaotic and big urban jungle of Mexico City.
In a parallel plot, we found another character (played by Juan Carlos Colombo) that is dying and he is in his final days. The little girl thinks of him as a vampire. With all these ingredients we have the perfect scenario for moving, touching and even funny situations. The performances are well developed and specially the girl gave us a very strong acting.
If you have the chance to see, buy or rent this movie you will have a good time. Is not a master piece or anything similar, but gives you the gift of simplicity. At the end you could appreciate how deep and complicated human relations can be. Between mother and daughter, between friends, between lonely people, between human beings. I think this is the key of this picture. I really enjoyed the exhibition, but as I said at the beginning, Mexican pictures need better advertisement. We (my wife and I) were the only persons at the movie theatre. Hope not the see this situation again.
See it you won't regret.
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