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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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amor es traición. amor es angustia. amor es pecado. amor es egoismo. amor es esperanza. amor es dolor. amor es muerte. qué es el amor? amores perros. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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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:

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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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Trivia

For the scenes where the dogs appeared to be dead or dying, the animals were actually heavily sedated under the careful eye of the Mexican SPCA. Multiples dogs that looked like one dog seen on screen were also used, so that the same dog was not under sedation for more than half an hour and not more than once a day at a time. See more »

Goofs

During the car crash, stabilizing bars, to further strengthen the roof and protect the stunt driver, are visible in the black car. These bars are on both the driver's and passenger's side and run diagonally from the roof to, presumably the floor, as in a race car. The bars are not visible prior to the accident or after the accident, This particular vehicle was almost certainly just used for that one scene/shot. See more »

Quotes

El Chivo: At the time, I thought there were more important things than being with you and your mom. I wanted to set the world right, and then share it with you. I failed, as you can see.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Deconstructing Griffith (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Si señor
By Fermin Caballero and Jason Robert
Performed by Control Machete
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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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