MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 20,988 this week

Desierto adentro (2008)

 |  Drama  |  13 March 2009 (Mexico)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 232 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 7 critic

To redeem himself from a great sin, a man dedicates himself to building a church.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 173 titles
created 21 Dec 2011
 
a list of 65 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
 
a list of 164 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 99 titles
created 15 Feb 2013
 
a list of 3536 titles
created 25 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Desierto adentro" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Desierto adentro (2008)

Desierto adentro (2008) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Desierto adentro.
21 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Delay (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A middle-aged, single mother of three cares for her eighty year old father, and they are pushed to the breaking point.

Director: Rodrigo Plá
Stars: Néstor Guzzini, Roxana Blanco, Jorge Temponi
The Zone (2007)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out within the neighborhood's borders.

Director: Rodrigo Plá
Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Daniel Tovar, Alan Chávez
Lake Tahoe (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town.

Director: Fernando Eimbcke
Stars: Diego Cataño, Hector Herrera, Daniela Valentine
Duck Season (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Eimbcke
Stars: Diego Cataño, Daniel Miranda, Enrique Arreola
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Sistach
Stars: Ximena Ayala, Nancy Gutiérrez, Arcelia Ramírez
Los bastardos (2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day another task, each day the same pressure to find money. They go about their daily ... See full summary »

Director: Amat Escalante
Stars: Jesus Moises Rodriguez, Rubén Sosa, Nina Zavarin
Blue Eyelids (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Marina wins a paradise vacation for two, but when she realizes that she has no one to bring along, she decides to invite a stranger named Victor. The pair soon discovers that true love depends more on compatibility rather than idyllic scenery.

Director: Ernesto Contreras
Stars: Cecilia Suárez, Enrique Arreola, Magali Boysselle
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Mario Muñoz
Stars: Humberto Zurita, Plutarco Haza, Emilio Guerrero
Amar te duele (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Sariñana
Stars: Luis Fernando Peña, Martha Higareda, Ximena Sariñana
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Rodrigo Plá
Stars: Marco Antonio Aguirre, Sebastián Aguirre, Hugo Albores
Club Sandwich (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Hector and his young mother Paloma go on vacation. Out of season their hotel is deserted. They spend their days sitting on the edge of the swimming pool. Then attractive Jazmin arrives and we see how Paloma loses her son to a summer fling.

Director: Fernando Eimbcke
Stars: María Renée Prudencio, Lucio Giménez Cacho, Danae Reynaud
Director: Gabriel Mascaro
Stars: Juliano Cazarré, Maeve Jinkings, Josinaldo Alves
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Elías
...
Aureliano 16 years old
Guillermo Dorantes ...
Aureliano 8 years old (as Memo Dorantes)
Eileen Yañez ...
Micaela 18 years old
Katia Xanat Espino ...
Micaela 10 years old
Luis Fernando Peña ...
Genaro 21 y 29 years old
...
Celia 19 y 27 years old (as Jimena Ayala)
...
Abuela Elvira
...
Maria Dolores
Martín Zapata ...
Padre Trinidad
Alan Chávez ...
Aureliano el mayor
Iván Rafael González ...
Marcos 17 years old (as Iván González)
Luis Pérez Abea ...
Bartolomé 15 years old
Zuri Ricardo Vargas ...
Saul 14 years old
Erando González ...
General
Edit

Storyline

To redeem himself from a great sin, a man dedicates himself to building a church.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Pustynia we mnie  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Exemplar of waste , and creates a clear, strong opening premise
23 May 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A little long and over-dramatic, this film is wasteful of time in a parallel way that religion can waste people's time, but uses that, in a way that captures the bleakness of its setting, and of detachment from reality, with almost no-one, if anyone, relatively well adjusted.

Without guessing at who did what in the production, they at times clearly worked well together, although some shots were familiar only to a particular audience.

With plenty of the previous/and deeply affected characters, it makes some effective transitions along the main character's life, and combines some of them well with the artistic direction's choices of types of cinematic-shots.

We get perspective almost as though going through a museum, the main character's paintings almost a layer of neuronal complexes from the father character, transferred, and being peeled back and pasted against the wall of the church the 'family' settles in, in their ignorances and isolations, not healed by his skill, but increasingly surrounded by it, or in weighty ways, like a Murial of poppies or graffiti-unidentifiable sprayed over in assumption.

Yet within only one, small, 'family', not a huge city with social dynamics going on - its not only society's, its your own, too! etc.

The film goes on, and after the less and less characters the father character has to spread his predicted-doom amongst his 'children' , only our main character is left - metaphising well , the self-destructive potentials, but more commonly, the self-ABUSIVE consequences that can happen from delusiary and taken too-literally religions' teachings...often 2nd-hand, after 2nd-hand, versions of things thought up in intended-metaphor, made ineffective when translated, etc.

When people aren't satisfied with hollow answers, or similarly, lose themselves in obsessions with particular part/s, of. Needing to know the contexts of, or histories of, not just the dogma or recitals, etc

That, it does very well, despite over-dramatic characters.

I would not normally recommend a movie like this because of its emotive-entrapment potentials, especially if someone is sensitive or in transition, i would, for a don't-think-about-it-too-much, portrayal OF WHAT, religion can do to people's CONCEPTUAL CAPACITIES.

Not in a documentary-scientific way, but just from having been a example of what people can end up turning INTO, not to- because of the absurdities of absolution (or similar concepts) and the irresponsibilities it creates, the initial father before our current-character father, hiding behind his 'flock', the initial, truly-evil deed doer, blaming the 'inevitably' mistake-making less-educated/whatever, self-punishing timid, trusting, farmer.

Not a film for too young a audience, but one OK to use to illustrate the limits/risks of things like absolution, or the ease with which the subconscious has a capacity to use flexible blame 'options' of the would-be 'knowers' of fate/divine-purpose into facilitation of further detachment or ongoing, truly pitiful attempted-justifications of behavior based on delusions, stuff like,

"...that was going to happen because God ... so i ...",

in not a setting of a societally-enforced punishment, but one where they have no-one but themselves to ask for fair judgment.

There's POTENTIAL there for religion to be used, but what the movie does well, is portray how religion convolves or cannibalizes, and is another reason why it's unreliable, hence the vanity/selfishness/psychopathics, of those who continue to defend it, and the stubbornness and tragedy of those it can leave behind.

Definitely cinematic, with plenty of good shots of the scale of distance between the open spaces and pop.s they are surviving in-amongst, and with easily tear-jerking (for some) sentimentality within the above-mentioned, INTENT, of the part of the religion, it also has fairly good costumes and props appropriate for the scenario/realisms of availabilities/pride(s), and nor is the camera constantly focused on a crucifix on someone's chest/breast/bosom.

Instead, the subtly wooden, not gold, crucifixes, are in the background, almost confusable with the cactus, outnumbered, with similar landscape-like, not oppressive- , opportune open space, in contrast to what lies in wait for them in the darkness of their own community's buildings.

They would be healing and recovering from the sun everyday, and instead they face something worse when they go back in, this 'desert', presumably - was it a novel, before a movie?

The calling of travel for the two young lovers/comfort-finders, unmistakable despite the bleakness of their environment- awwww.

This is no onto-the-next town western for more drinks, the people really need, to survive.

That, in combination with the imitated behavioural traits and self-researched, conclusions they draw, could be painfully depressing to watch for a Christian, and would be disappointing for people humanitarianly-aligned, in general.

On top of that, there's suicide and self-identification, an overload of psychiatric injuries and failures of attempted-universalities.

*sigh* Not a light movie to watch, any day of the week.

One of the few things there is little of, however, that probably adds to the effect of which kinds of behaviors the characters have towards each other in their opportunity, is the level of violence.

There's not too much, despite set in-amongst a war, excluding the initial scenes.

Other movies will be more currently-poignant, this one is by comparison, desolate, with nothing else to use, a no-options portrayal.

For that reason one can while having a healthy disrespect for religion, contextualize without having to pay much attention to any politics or know a particular history, the pressures upon the characters, especially the 'father'.

Also a good portrayal of some of the dynamics of gender in this context, but poison, if wanting to portray ONGOING, how-gender-works relativities of or examples of.

This is definitely a movie for the history bin, but one with pretty effective scene-setting, sound, and storyboarding/photography/direction.

Everything was so dusty! Aaah , if only all those freshly-washed-by-somebody-else 'tumble-dry' westerns had been more dusty.

Dust sandwich , anyone ? mmmmm...nutritious.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Boring Movie! Oliviac71
Excelente Pelicula ediazleo
Discuss Desierto adentro (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?