Beautifully rendered in stunning Black-and-white, this dark comedy evokes the classic Mexican cinema of the 50s and Latino soap opera in equal measure. Inaki is a young man living in Spain who has joined up with an elderly man to become a petty thief. A routine robbery goes awry when the old man dies unexpectedly, and Inaki finds himself on the run. He returns to Mexico to hide out for a while in the rooming house where his father Patxi lives with his brother, El Caiman; the house is run by an upbeat drag queen named Aunt Carmen. Inaki begins dating Carmen's niece, which fuels Carmen's hopes that the young man will become a doctor. But Patxi and Caiman are wise to the boys past, and soon he finds himself moving once again toward crime. All of the characters are motivated by a common dream of liberation, which they navigate clumsily towards. EL SUENO DEL CAIMAN won the prize for Best Feature Film in the 2002 Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival, among many other honors it received on the ...
Dicen que mentir no es bueno, pero la mentira nos puede llevar por caminos que de otra manera no hubiéramos tomado.
14 March 2003 (Mexico)
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Also Known As:
O Sonho de Caimán
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,482
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The characters go to assault the bank on a car that has the logo of political party PRI, accused by the Mexican people of robbing the country along the 70 years they hold the government. During the filming, two members of the PRI tried to stop the shooting by threatening the crew, but that only gave the movie unexpected and free publicity. See more