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Woman of the Port (1991)

La mujer del puerto (original title)
Perla, a prostitute and the star in a miserable cabaret in the docks, falls in love with a sailor without knowing that he is her brother. Tomasa, Perla's mother, tries to prevent this ... See full summary »

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Arturo Ripstein
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Cast

Credited cast:
Damián Alcázar ... Marro
Alejandro Parodi Alejandro Parodi ... Carmelo
Juan Pastor Juan Pastor ... Simón
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Tomasa
Evangelina Sosa ... Perla
Ernesto Yáñez Ernesto Yáñez ... Eneas
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Storyline

Perla, a prostitute and the star in a miserable cabaret in the docks, falls in love with a sailor without knowing that he is her brother. Tomasa, Perla's mother, tries to prevent this incestuous relationship at all costs, but fails to do so. Set in a sordid environment, the director makes no concessions in this tragic love affair, which is narrated from three different points of view. Written by Leo Urbina

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 March 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Woman of the Port See more »

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Mono

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Color
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I liked this incredibly obscure movie.
31 January 1999 | by worldleaderSee all my reviews

I got a tape of this movie from an inmate at a federal prison who is a student of one of my friends. The tape I saw was created after the film was a choice for the Cannes Film Festival in 1991. The inmate claims that he was inspired by Rashomon, because the story is told from the viewpoint of three different people. I enjoyed this as a story of how a woman survives poverty to bring happiness to those she loves.


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