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Mecánica nacional (1972)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | 28 December 1972 (Mexico)
A mechanic takes his family to a car race and a series of events occur which brings problems, betrayals, violence and the unexpected death of an elderly person.

Director:

Luis Alcoriza

Writer:

Luis Alcoriza
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manolo Fábregas ... Eufemio (as Manuel Fábregas)
Lucha Villa ... Chabela
Héctor Suárez Héctor Suárez ... Gregorio - Goyo
Sara García ... Doña Lolita
Alma Muriel ... Charito
Pancho Córdova Pancho Córdova ... El güero Corrales
Aurora Clavel ... Mujer del sábanas
Alejandro Ciangherotti Alejandro Ciangherotti ... Lalo (as Alejandro Ciangherotti Jr.)
Fabián Aranza Fabián Aranza ... El Apache (as Fabian)
Fernando Casanova ... Rogelio
Pilar Bayona ... Mujer de blanco
Carlos Piñar ... Hombre de blanco
Gloria Marín ... Dora
Fabiola Falcón Fabiola Falcón ... Laila
Luis Manuel Pelayo ... Director de tv
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Storyline

Love, food, sex and death mix together in an explosive cocktail when a mechanic (Fábregas) takes his family (old granny Sara García included) to attend a car race. The innocent picnic becomes a feast, but then the old granny dies. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 December 1972 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Autós hétvége See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Producciones Escorpión See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

This movie had a great cast of actors. Manolo Fabregas, who was also a talk show host and theater impresario; Lucha Villa, a very popular singer; Sara Garcia, "Mexican cinema's granny"; Hector Suarez, an irreverent comedian; Luis Manuel Pelayo, who was about to become a very successful game show host; and others. See more »

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What's Mexican is all about it....
27 December 2002 | by msf-2See all my reviews

Of course this movie exagerates that but I think having been born in Mexico City, this movie reflects that very well. Everything happens in one single period of 24 hours. The acting is great and the talking hard to follow in Spanish to everybody but people from Mexico City. I can hardly wait till it comes in DVD. Highly recommended.


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