With Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Como agua para chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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86 Metascore

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 15,436 | Gross: $21.67M

2. El infierno (2010)

NC-17 | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Joaquín Cosio, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo

Votes: 7,038

3. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

6.7
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70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 23,759 | Gross: $0.62M

4. The Untamed (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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72 Metascore

A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Eden Villavicencio

Votes: 3,119 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Sólo con Tu Pareja (1991)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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61 Metascore

A womanizer is falsely diagnosed with AIDS by a jealous lover and falls in love with a woman equally suicidal as he.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Claudia Ramírez, Luis de Icaza, Astrid Hadad

Votes: 2,665 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Miss Bala (2011)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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80 Metascore

After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding.

Director: Gerardo Naranjo | Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Noé Hernández, Irene Azuela, Jose Yenque

Votes: 7,626

7. Año bisiesto (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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71 Metascore

Laura's personal life consists of one affair after another. She meets Arturo and the pair enter into an intense, violent sexual relationship. As days go by, Laura crosses out the days on a calendar, revealing her secret past to her lover.

Director: Michael Rowe | Stars: Mónica Del Carmen, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Armando Hernández, Diego Chas

Votes: 2,180

8. Perdita Durango (1997)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.3
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A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross, Aimee Graham

Votes: 7,215

9. El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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60 Metascore

Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia, Angélica Aragón

Votes: 12,061 | Gross: $5.71M

10. La dictadura perfecta (2014)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Herrera, Joaquín Cosio, Osvaldo Benavides

Votes: 3,730

11. Silent Light (2007)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall

Votes: 5,205 | Gross: $0.05M

12. Batalla en el cielo (2005)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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56 Metascore

Marcos lusts after his boss's promiscuous daughter, but after botching an extortion scheme, he becomes wracked with guilt.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz, David Bornstein

Votes: 5,434 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives. The story takes place mostly in two apartments across the street from ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Serrano | Stars: Demián Bichir, Susana Zabaleta, Jorge Salinas, Cecilia Suárez

Votes: 2,098

14. Güeros (2014)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

Tomas is too much for his lone mother so she sends him to live with his older brother Federico, aka Sombra, in Mexico City.

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios | Stars: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris

Votes: 2,816

15. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 4,842 | Gross: $2.08M

16. La 4ª Compañía (2016)

109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Zambrano is a juvenile offender that when arrives to the penitentiary only longs to join a football team, Los Perros. Such illusion ends up involving him with the organized crime under the ... See full summary »

Directors: Mitzi Vanessa Arreola, Amir Galván Cervera | Stars: Adrian Ladron, Andoni Gracia, Hernán Mendoza, Gabino Rodríguez

Votes: 491

17. Matando Cabos (2004)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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44 Metascore

A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot.

Director: Alejandro Lozano | Stars: Tony Dalton, Ana Claudia Talancón, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Kristoff

Votes: 4,063 | Gross: $0.13M

18. Sólo Dios sabe (2006)

115 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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On a lark in Tijuana, a carefree Brazilian art student crosses paths with a brooding Mexican journalist, sparking a cascade of events across both Mexico and Brazil. As Dolores and Damián discover an intimate love and a mysterious spiritual heritage, they struggle with ever more costly choices.

Director: Carlos Bolado | Stars: Diego Luna, Alice Braga, Damián Alcázar, Maria Alves

Votes: 774

19. A Day Without a Mexican (2004)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

4.7
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30 Metascore

When a mysterious fog surrounds the boundaries of California, there is a communication breakdown and all the Mexicans disappear, affecting the economy and the state stops working missing the Mexican workers and dwellers.

Director: Sergio Arau | Stars: Caroline Aaron, Tony Abatemarco, Melinda Allen, Frankie J. Allison

Votes: 2,955 | Gross: $4.18M

20. Herod's Law (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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64 Metascore

Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova, Juan Carlos Colombo

Votes: 4,113

21. Japón (2002)

R | 122 min | Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, Yolanda Villa, Martín Serrano

Votes: 2,758

22. Poison for the Fairies (1985)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada | Stars: Ana Patricia Rojo, Elsa María Gutiérrez, Leonor Llausás, Carmen Stein

Votes: 1,207

23. Atrocious (2010)

R | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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Two teenage siblings endure a terrifying experience while investigating a rural legend near their family's vacation home.

Director: Fernando Barreda Luna | Stars: Cristian Valencia, Clara Moraleda, Chus Pereiro, Sergi Martin

Votes: 4,515

24. El Callejón de los Milagros (1995)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

7.5
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Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Fons | Stars: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo, Salma Hayek, Bruno Bichir

Votes: 2,467

25. La jaula de oro (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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74 Metascore

A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

Director: Diego Quemada-Díez | Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

Votes: 3,909

26. Nicotina (2003)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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49 Metascore

A real-time dark comedy about a science geek who tangles with a clutch of Russian gangsters after he delivers them the wrong computer disk.

Director: Hugo Rodríguez | Stars: Diego Luna, Marta Belaustegui, Rosa María Bianchi, Rafael Inclán

Votes: 3,272 | Gross: $0.80M

27. Un embrujo (1998)

130 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Set in Mexico during the 30's, a young boy falls in love with his elementary school teacher.

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Blanca Guerra, Mario Zaragoza, Daniel Acuña, Luis Fernando Peña

Votes: 200

28. Deep Crimson (1996)

114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Regina Orozco, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Sherlyn, Giovanni Florido

Votes: 1,416

29. Los insólitos peces gato (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce | Stars: Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén

Votes: 1,506 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Sistach | Stars: Ximena Ayala, Nancy Gutiérrez, Arcelia Ramírez, María Rojo

Votes: 868

31. La mitad del mundo (2009)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The sexual awakening of Mingo, a young man of 25 years old with a mental disability, brings him both popularity and problems. When this charismatic and imaginative poet assumes his new role... See full summary »

Directors: Jaime Ruiz Ibáñez, Jaime Ruiz Ibáñez | Stars: Luisa Huertas, Hansel Ramírez, Susana Salazar, Ignacio Guadalupe

Votes: 78

32. Un mundo maravilloso (2006)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico.

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Antonio Serrano, Cecilia Suárez, Ernesto Gómez Cruz

Votes: 1,141

33. Para vestir santos (2004)

5 min | Drama, Short

6.9
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Doña Consuelo constantly listens to old Don Chema's nasty comments about her daughter Cristina's unmarried state. But little do they know that Cristina has a pleasant secret.

Director: Armando Casas | Stars: Claudia Goytia, Víctor Hugo Arana, María Dolores Oliva, Gastón Melo

Votes: 23

34. Cabeza de Vaca (1990)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico.

Director: Nicolás Echevarría | Stars: Juan Diego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Roberto Sosa, Carlos Castañón

Votes: 975 | Gross: $0.79M

35. Club sándwich (2013)

R | 82 min | Comedy

6.4
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Hector and his young mother Paloma go on vacation. Out of season their hotel is deserted. They spend their days sitting on the edge of the swimming pool. Then attractive Jazmin arrives and we see how Paloma loses her son to a summer fling.

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: María Renée Prudencio, Lucio Giménez Cacho, Danae Reynaud, Carolina Politi

Votes: 788

36. Viaje redondo (2009)

TV-MA | 102 min | Drama

6.8
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Fernanda and Lucia are two girls from different social backgrounds but they travel the same road hoping to reconnect with the ones they love. But the road will teach each of them more than they bargained for.

Director: Gerardo Tort | Stars: Teresa Ruiz, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Gina Morett, Octavio Castro

Votes: 119

37. Bala mordida (2009)

113 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Mauro Hernandez, a young preventive policeman, gets involved in a coke deal, and when problems arise, gives his gun away to cover the deal. Things get out of control when the media gets ... See full summary »

Director: Diego Muñoz | Stars: Miguel Rodarte, Damián Alcázar, Flor Payán, Octavio Castro

Votes: 84

38. Temporada de patos (2004)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: Diego Cataño, Daniel Miranda, Enrique Arreola, Danny Perea

Votes: 3,537 | Gross: $0.15M

39. Raging Sun, Raging Sky (2009)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.0
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A story of love, sex and destiny, by director Julian Hernandez. Youthful Kieri and Ryo share a deep and passionate love for each other. Kieri sets off in search of his soul mate after Ryo ... See full summary »

Director: Julián Hernández | Stars: Jorge Becerra, Javier Oliván, Guillermo Villegas, Giovanna Zacarías

Votes: 343

40. Oedipo alcalde (1996)

100 min | Drama, War

6.3
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Director: Jorge Alí Triana | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos

Votes: 267

41. Al otro lado (2004)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Three separate stories of children from different places seeking to find their missing fathers.

Director: Gustavo Loza | Stars: Carmen Maura, Héctor Suárez, Vanessa Bauche, Susana González

Votes: 365

42. La mujer de Benjamín (1991)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Old bachelor Benjamin (Lopez Rojas) still lives with his sister Micaela (Doria) in the boredom of a small town. His only entertainment is getting together with a bunch of old men and spare ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Eduardo López Rojas, Malena Doria, Arcelia Ramírez, Eduardo Palomo

Votes: 299

43. Cumbia callera (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

6.1
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Framed by the high mountain chains that surround the city of Monterrey (Mexico), three youngsters live passions and dilemmas, roaming between the steep slums and the luxury districts, ... See full summary »

Director: René Villarreal | Stars: Fernanda García Castañeda, Oliver Cantú Lozano, Andul Zambrano, Emma Mirthala Cantú

Votes: 220

44. El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

6.8
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Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Fernando Luján, Marisa Paredes, Salma Hayek, Rafael Inclán

Votes: 955

45. Revolución (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

5.9
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Made up of 10 short films, 'Revolucion' analyzes through the eyes of the directors what is the revolution today and what it means to the young minds of Mexico.

Directors: Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Eimbcke, Amat Escalante, Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo García, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Plá, Carlos Reygadas, Patricia Riggen | Stars: Yolanda Abbud L., Adriana Barraza, Mónica Bejarano, Ari Brickman

Votes: 338

46. Drama/Mex (2006)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

5.0
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65 Metascore

Two interlaced stories unfold over the course of the same long, hot day in the once lush and now decadent resort town of Acapulco. The first involves the beautiful and cool Fernanda, who is... See full summary »

Director: Gerardo Naranjo | Stars: Fernando Becerril, Diana García, Miriana Moro, Juan Pablo Castañeda

Votes: 1,316 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Pastorela (2011)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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Agent Jesus Juarez (aka Chucho) has always played the Devil in his town's Nativity Play. This Christmas, when the new pastor of the church recasts the role, the two men engage in a battle between good and evil.

Director: Emilio Portes | Stars: Joaquín Cosio, Carlos Cobos, Eduardo España, Ernesto Yáñez

Votes: 833 | Gross: $0.16M

48. Sexo, amor y otras perversiones (2006)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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The movie is composed eight shorts, each of them dealing with the themes of sex, love and perversions.

Directors: Carlos Carrera, Ángel Flores Torres, Daniel Gruener, Gustavo Loza, Javier 'Fox' Patrón, Carolina Rivera, Carlos Sariñana, Gerardo Tort | Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Claudia Ramírez, Tiaré Scanda, Pilar Ixquic Mata

Votes: 205

49. El Traspatio (2009)

122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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The true story of the border town of Juarez, Mexico where since the mid-1990s thousands of women have gone missing or turned up as sun-burnt corpses in the desert. Can new police captain Blanca Bravo stop the savagery?

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Ana de la Reguera, Asur Zagada, Marco Pérez, Ivan Cortes

Votes: 1,353

50. La virgen de la lujuria (2002)

151 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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In Vera Cruz in the 1940s, Nacho, an Indian, waits tables at Don Lázaro's café at Hotel Ofélia. He falls for Lola, an opium-addicted, alcoholic whore who's hopelessly in love with Gardenia ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Luis Felipe Tovar, Ariadna Gil, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Juan Diego

Votes: 331


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