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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. Betrayal. Death. See more »

Genres:

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

It took seven months to edit all the three story strands together to 'Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu''s satisfaction. 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

[at the Supermarket]
Ramiro: Did you find everything you needed?
Octavio: I am just missing some condoms. I didn't find my size.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Mentiras
By Carlos Alberto and Darío Flores
Performed by Los del Garrote
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On Men And Dogs
25 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This Mexican movie was surprisingly good. I confess the sin of prejudice concerning Mexican cinema, this being maybe the second Mexican film I have ever seen, but here my sins are punished. This is the work of a director of big talent. Hopefully, he will not be spoiled by the success.

Three different stories in today's Mexico mix with very few common elements. The characters belong to different social categories, and nothing connects them at first sight, excepting the feeling of un-happiness, and - yes - dogs. Dogs play an important role in all three stories. One more warning - there is a lot of cruelty including dog fights - this film is certainly not for sensitive animal lovers.

Directing is excellent, the stories are human and complex and despite their melodramatic or sometimes tragic outcome, they still leave you with a shade of hope - maybe because the humanity that the author uses to create his characters. There are so many memorable scenes, that I would commit another sin to pick any and describe it here - just rent, or go to watch this movie in the theater - it is worth all 150 or so minutes you will spend. 9/10 on my personal scale.


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