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

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$38,911 (USA) (9 August 2013)
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Creative film making with drawbacks
25 March 2013 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

After the dark, light.

This is the nearest translation of this highly tentative piece of cinema whose story involves Mexican urban life, a couple in a whorehouse, a British rugby match with a guest appearance of devil himself.

At the epicentre a man and his family. On the surface he has it all; a nice house, a beautiful wife and two healthy adorable kids. Beneath that, not all that shines is gold as he struggles with addiction and needs pornography to inspire spousal intimacy.

Unfortunately and despite the high dose of creative filming the above is the only cohesive bit in this film. The added layers that aspire to connect to the title by juxtaposition of moments of light and darkness drove the film onto a one way street with lights out.

A very mixed experience


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