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Amores Perros (2000)

Amores perros (original title)
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

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(as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

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(as Guillermo Arriaga Jordán)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... El Chivo
... Octavio (as Gael García)
... Valeria
... Daniel (as Alvaro Guerrero)
... Susana
... Luis
... Ramiro
... Gustavo
... Jorge
Gerardo Campbell ... Mauricio
... Tía Luisa (Aunt Luisa)
Dunia Saldívar ... Mama Susana (Susana's Mother)
... Mama Octavio (Octavio's Mother)
... Leonardo
Lourdes Echevarría ... Maru
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Storyline

On the brink of the new Millennium in the bustling City of Mexico, one horrible car accident intertwines inextricably the lives of three perfect strangers. Octavio, a rebellious adolescent who is secretly in love with his sister-in-law, dreams of escaping his miserable life, and for this reason, he enters reluctantly the obscure world of dog fighting with his lethal dog Cofi. And then unexpectedly, Valeria, a stunning woman and famous supermodel, will cross paths with Octavio, while in the meantime, her pampered little dog Richie manages to vanish into thin air in the confined space of her apartment. Lastly, Chivo, an ex-guerrilla vagabond, after abandoning his little daughter, unable to make up for lost time, he channels his love to the city's strays and a mortally wounded Rottweiler. In the end, even though all the weary characters, men and beasts, wish for a bright future, in this life-changing journey in the pursuit of love, sometimes infidelity, sin and death can get in the way. Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

love is betrayal. love is anguish. love is sin. love is selfish. love is hope. love is pain. love is death. what is love? love's a bitch. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Filmax (Spainish) [Spain]

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Release Date:

13 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amores Perros  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,047, 1 April 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,383,834, 8 July 2001
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in England filed a complaint to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) about a 21-second dog fight scene. See more »

Goofs

For photos taken for the 2nd time in the photo booth, El Chivo is wearing the brother's black sportcoat, yet when he subsequently pastes the photo in the album, the sportcoat appears distinctly burgundy in color.. See more »

Quotes

Octavio: Come away with me.
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Crazy Credits

To Luciano: Because we also are what we have lost. Special Thanks to: "Abba, Pater" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hulk (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

La vida es un carnaval
By Victor Daniel
Performed by Celia Cruz
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User Reviews

 
Orale, guey!!!!!
24 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

A masterpiece. Plain and simple. This picture transcends any language and culture, making us all be able to relate to each of its characters. I don't buy the comparison to Pulp Fiction or any other work. The disregard of chronological scene order and intertwining storylines have been occuring in films for years. Its done for effect here, is all.

Alejandro Inarritu simply lets his actors take over and finishes off a puzzle that is almost complete as a result of the writing and acting. Not to denigrate his work, of course. After all, the ability to trust your actors and let them work is key to being a great director. BTY, more films need to be made in Mexico City, the largest in the world.


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