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J-ok'el (2007)

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An unworldly and closed-minded American travels to a small village in exotic Chiapas, Mexico; at the behest of his estranged mother when his half-sister disappears during a local epidemic ... See full summary »

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Ana Patricia Rojo ...
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Capitán Flores
Diana Bracho ...
J-ok'el
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddi Alfaro ...
Taquero 1
Jorge Bermúdez Miranda ...
Los Terribles - Bajo
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Meco
Juan Jesús Canaán Ramírez ...
Oficial Domínguez
Hersalia Cantoral Trejo ...
Artista callejera
Cheneck ...
Perro asustado
Patricia Corbet ...
Turista
Alberto De Jesús Villafuerte ...
Los Terribles - Guitarra
Gabriel Esteban Figueroa Tejero ...
Fernando Romero
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An unworldly and closed-minded American travels to a small village in exotic Chiapas, Mexico; at the behest of his estranged mother when his half-sister disappears during a local epidemic of kidnappings attributed to the legendary J-ok'el, the weeping woman, who drowned her own babies, centuries ago and whose spirit has returned to claim more children as her own. Written by J-ok'el Fan

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Escuchas el susurro ? [Do you listen the whisper ?]

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for language
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2 March 2007 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Curse of the Weeping Woman: J-ok'el  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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J-ok'el means "The crying woman" in Tzotzil dialect. See more »

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George Christensen: [they are watching a girl painting Jokel] That's J'ok-el!
Carmen Romero: Well, that's how they call her here, it's a Mayan name, but most Mexicans call her, La Llorona, The Weeping Woman. We shouldn't speak outloud about her, we shouldn't say her name
[whispering]
Carmen Romero: it's too dangerous. She was born in here, in San Cristobal, she felt in love with a Spanish Soldier, they had two children, and then he left her for another woman. That night, she went insane... She took her children to a lake, and she drowned them...
George Christensen:
Carmen Romero:
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La Llorona Loca
Written by José Barros Palomino
Performed by Los Terribles
Courtesy by Editora Pham
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Don't lose your time (and patience).
28 May 2007 | by (Essex, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie mainly due to the location: I'm currently living in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas (Southwest of Mexico), and I was curious about seeing the town on screen. I didn't expect a great film, as I thought it'd be an average commercial product. What a mistake.

It is much worse than what the 4.7 rating could make you think. Acting, plot, cinematography, dialogues, are all totally lame, and there is nothing -nothing- to like in the whole movie. Not a single minute. There is nothing scary or exciting, not even interesting. It is really hard for me to believe that the movie actually made it to cinema screens.

Definitely, one of the worst and most boring films I've seen in years.


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