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Así es la vida... (2000)

Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Julia
... Adela, The Godmother
... Nicolás
Ernesto Yáñez ... La Marrana
Alejandra Montoya ... Teenager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marta Aura ... (as Martha Aura)
Daniela Carvajal
Constanza Cavalli
Beto Alonso Gil
... Raquel
Osami Kawano
Loló Navarro
Andrés Weiss
Marco Zapata
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Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment by her landlord - who is also her husband's new father-in-law. She is also about to lose custody of her two children to her husband, a low-life, second-rate boxer and opportunist. With the help of her godmother, she plans to take revenge on her husband. Written by ElianaG

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12 January 2001 (Spain)  »

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Afta ehei i zoi  »

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It's a very good "experiment"...
25 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Así es la vida is the first latin american digital film transfered to 35mm. For those who didn't understand it, it's a contemporary version of Sénecas' Medea, a greek tragedy. So don't complain about the script because that was the intention of all that complex language. Based on this story, the film is excellent, the scenario and the ambient are very well mixed with the movement of the camera, so you get long scenes but not monotonous. For me, displaying the trio as a the chorus of a greek play was an excellent idea. Although is a little strange film, a Ripstein's film, for me the way they treated the character of Julia wasn't that strange. How she remains homeless happens at least here in Mexico City, how she is cheated, etc. So it's curious how a very old tragedy it's well adapted to our days. So, finally, it's a very good experiment in digital video, it's a simple story maybe, but with a lot of details on it.


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