After the corrupt former Mayor is killed by the peasants, poor janitor Juan Vargas is appointed new Mayor of a desert town in central Mexico. Although he tries to bring the motto of the ruling party to town (modernity, peace and progress) he realizes soon that there's nothing to do against corruption... except to become corrupt. Step by step, helped by his pistol, Juan Vargas becomes the law and the worst Major in the town's history.Written by
Maximiliano Maza <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This was the first Mexican film that showed the name of the official Party (Partido revolucionario Institucional, or P.R.I.). In past times, filmmakers had to change the name of the party to avoid the censorship. See more »
No me hables en inglés hijo de la chingada; ahora si, pinche gringo, se acabó la deuda externa!
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La cama de piedra
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Mmm... are you sure politics are like this only in Mexico?
This is truly a great amazing movie, unknown by many because since Hollywood is an industry, check this out, art is now an industry, well, however, this movie is unknown by so many because it isn't in English and is not a Hollywood production, that's why. but can't you people
see the U.S. politics? the politic of war? i'm not defending politics in Mexico, which are terribly corrupt, but, you are talking about it as if Mexico was the only corrupt country in the world. Mr Bush is even worse than any politician depicted in this movie, in fact, he is the worst politician in the world. Truly, we have a very big corruption problem in Mexico, and this movie is so right about it. It should be listed in IMDb's top 250. it isn't there simply because it's not a commercial one.
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