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Terminal Rite (2000)

Rito terminal (original title)
The adventure of a young photographer in the Mexican jungle, searching for his lost shadow, stolen by an old Indian witch.
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Credited cast:
Guillermo Larrea Guillermo Larrea ... Mateo
Soledad Ruiz Soledad Ruiz ... Doña Gloria
Ángeles Cruz Ángeles Cruz ... Celia / Guadalupe
Guillermo Ríos ... Joaquín
Antonio Monroi Antonio Monroi ... Moro
Rafael Velasco Rafael Velasco
Fabiana Perzabal Fabiana Perzabal ... Mariana
Ignacio Guadalupe ... Mestizo
Javier Zaragoza Javier Zaragoza ... Manuel
Fernando Becerril ... Sacerdote
Miguel Couturier Miguel Couturier ... Günter
Martín Palomares Martín Palomares ... Agente municipal
Gabriel Pascual Gabriel Pascual ... Sacristán
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Menchaca ... Recepcionista de Hotel


A young photographer is in a estrange land in the south of Mexico, making a documentary project for German people. This photographer will face with mysterious rituals and dances by the local people, in fact, Indians whom don't like very much foreigners. He falls in love of an Indian girl, and gets fascinated of his beauty in pictures. However, the photographer will suffer an evil spell made by an old witch, which causes that he loses his shadow and, subsequently, his own spirit. Written by Alejandro Frias

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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fascination with the magical
9 April 2002 | by camel-9See all my reviews

mexican film makers have a fascination with the magical. CABEZA de VACA for example explored the boundaries between the old and new world. Here too we have the new and the old people, interfacing and interacting between the two. A bit slow and boring, with always the same driveway or courtyard repeatedly used for different scenes, it shows an interesting intention by the filming project, but a bit immature in the choice of the sequences an takes.

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Nahuatl | Spanish

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24 September 2000 (Spain) See more »

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Az utolsó rituálé Mexikóban See more »

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