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Miguel-12

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
A disturbing and sad tale., 27 March 2001

I saw this movie when I was pretty young, too young maybe to really understand what was happening, but the core of the story has managed to stay with me for all these years. This movie is the story of a young, beautiful and very frustrated woman who is married to a famous choreographer in the 70's Italy. She has everything material she wants, clothes, a fancy home, jewelry, servants, except one thing: her husband refuses to have sex with her because she wants to get pregnant and have a child. Her husband does not want to have children because he feels they'd be too much responsibility and will interfere with his career and, and since they live in catholic Italy, having an abortion or other type of contraceptive measures is unthinkable. So she goes out, gets a job and does what comes naturally for a young, beautiful woman: she becomes extremely promiscuos and has sex with every man she comes in contact with, in just about every location imaginable. But there is hell to pay when her husband finds out that she's cheating on him, and her punishment is something worse than death. All this happens in about the first third of the movie. I liked the direction and editing, but the acting is what makes this movie worth watching.

11 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
A very scary movie, 27 February 2001
9/10

I saw this movie when I was 9 years old. To this day I don't understand how they allowed children into the movie theatre in Mexico to watch this type of movie. I still remember bits and pieces of it and they all come together to recreate the nightmares I had after watching this movie. Without giving away the ending, the movie is about a rich man who moves into a huge old mansion in the middle of the country with his new young wife and the daughter he had with his first wife. Along with them comes a woman who plays the role of nanny and governess for the young girl. In the enormous backyard, which is mostly covered with weeds and bordered by the woods, the young girls discovers a grave guarded over by the statue of an angel that holds open a huge stone book in his arms. Sometime in the first part of the movie, the young girls confesses to her nanny that she has found a secret playmate, a young boy, but nobody pays attention to her until very mysterious things start to happen and tragedy strikes the new household. I only wish that someday the Mexican Institute of Film would help recover and releases to the general public this and other gems of the Mexican cinema.

Dirkie (1969)
5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
A great adventure movie for the kids-at-heart., 3 October 2000
10/10

I saw this movie as a double feature with Oliver Twist (the one with Mark Lester as Oliver) and both movies have lived in my heart ever since. Lost In The Desert provided a different type of adventure than Oliver, being outdoors and with a great cast of exotic animals. Back then I was at the same age as the boy featured in the movie, I identified with him and wanted to travel far away and encounter all the perils and adventures that he did with his little dog. This is one of those great family movies almost in the tradition of the Walt Disney movies made in the 60's. A great movie overall.

Dirkie (1969)
1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
A great adventure movie for the kids-at-heart., 3 October 2000
10/10

I saw this movie as a double feature with Oliver Twist (the one with Mark Lester as Oliver) and both movies have lived in my heart ever since. Lost In The Desert provided a different type of adventure than Oliver, being outdoors and with a great cast of exotic animals. Back then I was at the same age as the boy featured in the movie, I identified with him and wanted to travel far away and encounter all the perils and adventures that he did with his little dog. This is one of those great family movies almost in the tradition of the Walt Disney movies made in the 60's. A great movie overall.

10 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
A great Love story., 23 September 1998
9/10

I really like this movie because it has a feeling of being open and sincere. The first time I saw it I was shocked for two reasons: because it had been filmed in the city I was born in (and this was shown in the very opening scene which shows the Plaza de la Liberacion with its fountains and the famous cathedral of Guadalajara in the background) and because of the straightforward approach to such a "delicate" subject, such as the sincere love between two adult males, by the director Jaime Humberto Hermosillo. What I found most endearing in the whole movie is the fact that Doña Herlinda, the mother of one of the two men in love, knows about her son's sexual orientation but she's willing to accept it as long as she gets her only wish: a grandson. The acting is very good, the characters very much alive, and the many twists and turns on the story make this movie funny and poignant at the same time. I gave it only 9 stars because the choice of music used in the movie is old and outdated, even for the time the movie was originally filmed. This is a great love story for both gay and straight movie lovers.