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An excellent film
27 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Shoot Me Film Festival describes this film like this: "La Palomilla Salvaje is the story of Reinaldo Cruz, who makes a living shining shoes, and his friend José Alfredo Jiménez, a taxi driver. Both of them live on the outskirts of Mexico City and they share the dream of changing their lives by competing in the Rodeo. In spite of the fact they they have no experience at all, they challenge a bunch of intimidating professionals. They are coached by their master, Fidel 'The Bandit', a veteran of the 'jaripeos'. Will they be able to make this dream come true?" This film has won several awards around the world. It is touching, funny, sad, fascinating, revealing -- in very few words it is everything we look for in a film. It goes beyond mere documentary and approaches the intrigue and coherence and propulsion of a fiction film. Well worth the time to see it.


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