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Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 November 2012 (Mexico)
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Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rut Reygadas ...
Rut
Mitsy Ferrand ...
Mujer dormida (as Mitsy Ferrant)
Joakim Chardonnens ...
Hombre dormido
Ander Vérez ...
El niño
Willebaldo Torres ...
El Siete
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...
Juan
Eleazar Reygadas ...
Eleazar
José Alberto Sánchez ...
El Jarro
Daniel Colorado ...
Alcoholics Anonymous
José Luis Martínez ...
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alejandro Ramírez Molina ...
Alcoholics Anonymous
Félix Robles ...
Alcoholics Anonymous
Adriana Marquina ...
Alcoholics Anonymous
Reyes Rivera ...
Alcoholics Anonymous
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Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

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light after darkness

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23 November 2012 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Felhők felett  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,422 (USA) (3 May 2013)

Gross:

$38,911 (USA) (9 August 2013)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Director Carlos Reygadas won the Prix de la Mise en Scene at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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References Toy Story (1995) See more »

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It's a Dream
Composed by Neil Young
Silver Fiddle Music / Galaxia Musical, S.A. de C.V.
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Haunting Expressionist Art
16 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

An urban family, having moved to the countryside of Mexico, experiences raw drama and ambiguous fantasy in this cinematically fresh and rewarding film by Reygadas. The cinematography is ethereal and at times haunting when combined with such unsettling imagery. That's not to say the films imagery is horrifying in itself. The imagery of Post Tenebras Lux is unsettling in that it's picturesque and lush while also being new and confounding. This is partially due to it's hypnotic, almost tunnel vision take on the 4:3 ratio. This way of presenting the story only adds to it's mysterious nature. The narrative in itself is overtly expressionist as it's partial auto-biographical and moves with fluidity removed from reasoning. It's a film that's entrancing and bewildering at the same time - an atmosphere that just seems to work. It certainly worked to make one of the most original films of the year.


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