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Under the Salt (2008)

Bajo la sal (original title)
A series of murders leads commander TRUJILLO to Santa Rosa de la Sal a town close to a salt mine, where he meets VÍCTOR ZEPEDA - a lonely teenager who works in his father funeral home and ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Comandante Trujillo
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Prefecto Dominguez
Emilio Guerrero ...
Jefe Salazar
Irene Azuela ...
Isabel
Ricardo Polanco ...
Victor Zepeda
Moises Arizmendi ...
Cabo Montoya
Julio Bracho ...
Prof. Magaña
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Guadalupe Calva
Juan Carlos Barreto ...
Sr. Zepeda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gaston Peterson ...
(as Gastón Manuel Peterson)
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Brenda
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A series of murders leads commander TRUJILLO to Santa Rosa de la Sal a town close to a salt mine, where he meets VÍCTOR ZEPEDA - a lonely teenager who works in his father funeral home and spends his free time making crude animated horror films - who's strange behavior seems to point at him as the culprit of the crimes. Written by Anonymous

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Suolan kätkemät  »

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Ne mpero por estar contigo
Written by Pedro Villar
Performed by Ximena Angel
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Very good, entertaining murder mystery in an interesting setting
19 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good acting, decent plot, an interesting setting in a town that has a huge salt producing factory which plays well as a backdrop. There is a lot of intriguing character development and interaction, including that between the law enforcement characters, the school characters, and at the funeral home. I disagree with reviewers who said that we don't really care about the characters -- I would rate this aspect highly.

I was less impressed by the doll play which struck me as a bit gimmicky but overall the movie was definitely worth seeing as a slightly gruesome horror/mystery. I'm fairly bilingual, and the subtitles were very well done -- often they are not.


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