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Colosio: El asesinato (2012)

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In 1994, Mexico's ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered. Nobody knows who's behind this event, it all points to a conspiracy. Andrés Vázquez, an intelligence expert, is commissioned to lead a secret investigation.

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Andrés Vázquez
Emiliano Carrillo ...
Andresito Vázquez
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Verónica
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Juan Antonio Montalbán 'El Seco'
Harold Torres ...
Mario Aburto / Joel López 'La Ballena' / Juan Manuel Sánchez Ortiz
Odiseo Bichir ...
Licenciado José Francisco Ruiz Massieu
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José María Córdoba Montoya
Marcela Alvarez ...
Secretaria
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José María Torres
Ximena Gonzalez-Rubio ...
Jorge Mondragón ...
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Bertha
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Jesús 'Chuy'
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Pedro
Dagoberto Gama ...
Comandante Benítez
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It's 1994 in Mexico, the nation was witnessing a turbulent year since its beginnings. An indigenous rebellion shakes the country. Three months later, the ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered during a rally in Tijuana. The country is concerned. Nobody knows who's behind this event, it all points to a conspiracy. Andrés Vázquez, an intelligence expert, is commissioned to lead a secret investigation parallel to the official government issued one. But another expert agent, el Seco, has received orders to wipe out all witnesses and get rid of the evidence surrounding the candidate's murder. As Andrés begins putting the pieces of this intricate puzzle together and comes closer to the truth, he realizes he's also putting his life and that of his loved ones in peril. Written by Anonymous

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8 June 2012 (Mexico)  »

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When the family first learns of the murder, there's a Sega Dreamcast next to the TV. The movie takes places in 1994, the Dreamcast was first released in 1999. See more »

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Good one!
12 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie could have easily fallen into the category of the typical assassination plot stories but the screenplay and the direction makes it different.

Every actor in the movie has done justice to their role and made the movie work.The movies tends to get slow at times but that doesn't deter me to rate it at 7/10.

Like every thriller there is more fiction than fact but the director has tied the loose ends to the plot and focused the movie all around the investigation rather than highlighting the political drama unfolding in Mexico around that time.

The film does a very decent job of building credible sequences to explain what might have happened to motivate and execute the murder of the presidential candidate.

Definitely worth a watch !


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