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Las poquianchis (De los pormenores y otros sucedidos del dominio público que acontecieron a las hermanas de triste memoria a quienes la maledicencia así las bautizó) (1976)

Based in the true case of the sisters who ran brothels in which kidnapping, killings and clandestine burial were common.


Felipe Cazals
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Bracho ... Adelina
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... Don Rosario
Salvador Sánchez ... Reportero
Pilar Pellicer ... Santa
Malena Doria Malena Doria ... Chuy
Leonor Llausás ... Delfa
Ana Ofelia Murguía Ana Ofelia Murguía ... Eva
Enrique Lucero ... Capitán
Alejandro Parodi Alejandro Parodi ... Juez
María Rojo ... Lupe
Tina Romero ... María Rosa
Manuel Ojeda ... Tadeo
Carlos Cardán Carlos Cardán ... Delegado agrario
Arturo Beristáin Arturo Beristáin ... Hombre preso
Gonzalo Vega ... Tepo


In the middle 70's in the mexican state of Guanajuato, authorities discover a clandestine burial ground, the corpses were from murdered prostitutes. the suspects are three sisters known as "Las Poquianchis" The sisters were very religious but were the owners of brothels and recruited poor girls with the false promises of jobs, instead they were forced to prostitution, and some were killed. Written by jairhcastillo

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Drama | Crime | Thriller


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Best on the true story of the real serial killers "las poquianchis". The sisters Gonzales Valenzuela. See more »


Referenced in Making 'Sólo con tu pareja' (2006) See more »

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Dark atmosphere for a twisted but real story
9 March 2001 | by rsnunezSee all my reviews

The film is based in a true-life story; nasty and ugly as possible, since it involves a ring of child and women prostitution in which some middle-rank politicians and police bosses in mid-cities in Central Mexico (El Bajío) were involved from the early 50's to the early 70's.

The film keeps almost always a closed, dark atmosphere, which can be suffocating, but reflecting accurately the kind of life the girls in this ring were living as forced prostitutes.

The film has several twists; one of the most interesting is the fact that the ring was headed by two women (Las Poquianchis) who presented themselves publicly not as the regular brothel happy-go-lucky "madame", challenging the status quo, but as faithful Catholics. Another key twist is, of course, that of the involvement of the local authorities in the cities where Las Poquianchis operated their ring.

Overall, it is a very good under-rated and under-appreciated Mexican movie.

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25 November 1976 (Mexico) See more »

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Estado de México, Mexico See more »

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