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8 June 2012 (Mexico) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

José María Yazpik ... Andrés Vázquez
Emiliano Carrillo ... Andresito Vázquez

Kate del Castillo ... Verónica

Marco Pérez ... Juan Antonio Montalbán 'El Seco'
Harold Torres ... Mario Aburto / Joel López 'La Ballena' / Juan Manuel Sánchez Ortiz
Odiseo Bichir ... Licenciado José Francisco Ruiz Massieu

Daniel Giménez Cacho ... José María Córdoba Montoya
Marcela Alvarez ... Secretaria

José Sefami ... José María Torres
Ximena Gonzalez-Rubio ... Diana Laura Riojas
Jorge Mondragón ... Productor

Karina Gidi ... Bertha

Tenoch Huerta ... Jesús 'Chuy'

Luis Ernesto Franco ... Pedro
Dagoberto Gama ... Comandante Benítez
Claudia Santiago ... Secretaria Benítez
Pascacio López ... Médico Forense

Miguel Rodarte ... Hermano de José Francisco Ruiz
Carlos Aragón ... Tecolote

Armando Hernández ... Agustín
Marco Zetina ... Amado
Gabriel Casanova ... Dientes

Ricardo Kleinbaum ... Doctor Verónica

Raúl Méndez ... Asesor Samuel Palma
Enoc Leaño ... Luis Donaldo Colosio
Moises Arizmendi ... Manuel Camacho Solís
Nando Estevane ... Carlos Salinas de Gortari

Gustavo Sánchez Parra ... Javier Ortiga
Claudette Maillé ... Clara
Diana Carranza ... Bailarina
Marco Antonio Argueta ... Salomón Gutiérrez

Marius Biegai ... Volker
Carlos Embry ... Chileno
José Carlos Rodríguez ... Raúl Salinas de Gortari

Guillermo Ríos ... Domiro
Cesar Ramos ... Cantinero
Noé Hernández ... Rigo

Emilio Echevarría ... Don Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios

Teresa Ruiz ... Alejandra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Odin Ayala ... Ayudante de Joel (uncredited)
Marcelo Hernandez ... Héctor Thomassini (uncredited)
Pedro Mira ... Cirujano (uncredited)
Antonio Miranda ... Vicente Mayoral (uncredited)
Gerardo Villanueva ... Agente (uncredited)

Directed by
Carlos Bolado 
Writing credits
Hugo Rodríguez  and
Carlos Bolado 

Miguel Necoechea (co-writer)

Produced by
Antonio Chavarrías .... co-producer
Mónica Lozano .... executive producer
Mónica Lozano .... producer
Emilio Maillé .... co-producer
Miguel Necoechea .... associate producer
Gustavo Angel Olaya .... co-producer
Grazia Rade .... supervising producer
Hugo Rodríguez .... producer
Javier Salgado .... executive producer
Original Music by
Pascual Reyes 
Cinematography by
Andrés León Becker 
Film Editing by
Carlos Bolado 
Luciana Jauffred Gorostiza 
Francisco X. Rivera 
Production Design by
Sandra Cabriada 
Costume Design by
Gilda Navarro 
Makeup Department
Alfredo Mora .... makeup designer
Production Management
Iram Collantes .... production consultant: baja mexico
Magali Sagarra .... unit production manager
Aura Santamaria .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erik Baeza .... first assistant director
Sebastián Barrera .... second second assistant director
Miguel Necoechea Jr. .... second assistant director
Art Department
Armando Patino .... graphic designer
Diego Suárez Groult .... graphic artist: various props
Sound Department
Santiago Arroyo .... sound editor
Jaime Baksht .... sound re-recording mixer
Matías Barberis .... sound designer
Matías Barberis .... sound effects editor
José Caldararo .... foley artist
Michelle Couttolenc .... re-recording mixer assistant
Valeria López Mancheva .... dialogue editor
Santiago Núñez .... sound mixer
Leon Sandoval .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Gabriel Kerlegand .... visual effects supervisor
Hugo Aguilera .... stunt driver
Odin Ayala .... stunts
Rafael Valdez .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Vidblaín Balvás .... additional photography
María Grinda .... still photographer
Cristian Rodriguez .... camera operator
Javier Silvestre .... second assistant camera
Diego Sánchez .... digital video assist operator
Casting Department
Barbarella Pardo .... extras casting: tijuana
Editorial Department
Santiago Pérez Rocha León .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Herminio Gutiérrez .... music supervisor
Luca Ortega .... composer: additional music
Luca Ortega .... musical director
Salvador Solis .... recording assistant
Ricardo Valdes .... score recording
Ricardo Valdes .... stereo mixing
Dan Zlotnik .... musician
Other crew
Jimena L. Arguelles Izaguirre .... web site production
Luis B. Carranco .... clip clearances
Beto Cohen .... press agent (as Albert Cohen)
Diego de Haro .... production team
Claudia Del Castillo .... press agent
Eduardo Velasco Flores .... web site designer

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Anachronisms: 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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7 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
An over-dramatic mess., 13 June 2012
Author: linkogecko from México, D.F., México

Let me begin by stating that I was just a child when Colosio was murdered, so I hardly remember the events from that time in 1994, and the situation the country was in shortly before and after them. Therefore, there are a few characters in the film that I feel I should recognize from the actual historical events, characters whose allusions to the real people involved in them might be obvious to someone who remembers those days better. However, any good film based on historical events will allow any viewer, regardless of their familiarity (or lack thereof) with them (be it due to age, nationality or whatever reason), to identify the characters, their role in the plot and their motivations.

It's in these aspects that "Colosio" fails monumentally. Not only are the characters and their historical equivalents unrecognizable, they also lack anything that makes us identify with and care for them and their lives and fates, not to mention that their actions have no sense or logic. The Andrés and Verónica family plot, for example: it adds nothing to the story, doesn't make us care for the characters and its manipulative attempt at making us feel sad for them at the end is hilariously transparent. The character of the Doctor perfectly represents the lack of logic to the characters' actions. By the end of the film there is no comprehensible reason for him to have ordered the Colosio investigation in the first place. Bolado's tendency to focus on the blood and violence on screen is gratuitous and unnecessary. The same is true of the extreme close-ups of the actors' features, which keeps us from being able to see the totality of their expressions and performances. These are just the main issues I had with the film, there are many, many more that I will not write about here.

Yet, credit where credit is due. The cinematography, while rather obvious with its warm color tonalities for Tijuana and colder ones for Mexico City, is still one of the best I've seen in recent national films. The actors and actresses also did the best job possible for the poor screenplay they had to work with.

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