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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 ...
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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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Release Date:

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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J-ok'el means "The crying woman" in Tzotzil dialect. See more »

Quotes

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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Version of The Cry (2007) See more »

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Las Chiapanecas
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Performed by Marimba El Kiosko
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aptly named for Anglophones
10 March 2007 | by (Long Island) – See all my reviews

In this tedious film, which can hardly be called a thriller, an American visits a small town in Chiapas, Mexico to search for his missing asthmatic half-sister. (Incidentally, pace the plot summary on this page, he *doesn't* go there at his mother's behest; even the trailer makes this clear.) There he learns that her disappearance is part of a rash of kidnappings of young children and wanders the town interacting with the locals in inane ways. Legend suggests that the kidnappings are the supernatural doings of a spirit. The plot twist at the film's climax is silly but can hardly be called disappointing, since by the time it comes around the viewer neither cares much about the characters nor expects anything better. The film has quite a few loose ends but I doubt anyone will puzzle about them for long.


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