6.9/10
263
2 user 2 critic

La perdición de los hombres (2000)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 8 November 2000 (Spain)
Two men jump out from behind some cacti and beat a man over the head with a rock. They then take the body to the dead man's hut, and sit with his body for the night while they talk, ... See full summary »

Director:

Arturo Ripstein
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

5 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In Vera Cruz in the 1940s, Nacho, an Indian, waits tables at Don Lázaro's café at Hotel Ofélia. He falls for Lola, an opium-addicted, alcoholic whore who's hopelessly in love with Gardenia ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Luis Felipe Tovar, Ariadna Gil, Patricia Reyes Spíndola
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

This is a comedy about couples from the same family, hit by the economic crisis in Mexico. The plot turns around the eternal question of whether it is worth it to live as a couple.

Director: Rafael Montero
Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Demián Bichir, Germán Dehesa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Damian is a married artist living in Los Angeles with his wife. After he accidentally hits a woman with his car and flees the scene, he seeks atonement and travels alone to Mexico, both to ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Bolado
Stars: Damián Alcázar, Jesús Ochoa, Fernando Torre Laphame
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Residents of a bordello scurry to put together their outfits for an annual carnival.

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Marta Aura, María Barranco, Alejandro Camacho
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Claudio Brook, Rita Macedo, Arturo Beristáin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Luis Felipe Tovar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Fernando Luján, Marisa Paredes, Salma Hayek
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a reinterpretation of Madame Bovary set on contemporary Mexico City, Emilia, a middle class housewife, tries to deal with the monotony of her life. One day, she loses the two things ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Vladimir Cruz, Plutarco Haza
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two best friends clash when one marries the girlfriend of the other.

Director: Ismael Rodríguez
Stars: Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Carmelita González
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Roberto Cobo, Fernando Soler, Lucha Villa
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón steps behind the camera to capture the winsome eccentricities of his extraordinary mother Julita, who had three dreams: having lots of kids, owning a monkey, and living in a castle.

Director: Gustavo Salmerón
Stars: Julita Salmerón, Antonio García Cabanes, Ramón García Salmerón
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Axe Face
Rafael Inclán Rafael Inclán ... The Other Man
Luis Felipe Tovar ... The Man
Carlos Chávez Carlos Chávez ... He One Who Was Coming
Leticia Valenzuela Leticia Valenzuela ... The Other Woman
Marco Zapata Marco Zapata ... The Other Woman's Son
Alejandra Montoya Alejandra Montoya ... Moon Face
Osami Kawano Osami Kawano
Eligio Meléndez Eligio Meléndez ... The Guard
Ernesto Yáñez Ernesto Yáñez ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Two men jump out from behind some cacti and beat a man over the head with a rock. They then take the body to the dead man's hut, and sit with his body for the night while they talk, complain and dance. Later at the police station, two women come to claim the body--a bitter, venomous wife and a younger prettier women. They fight and scrap until one of them get the responsibility for the body. Later we find out why the self-titled "King of Baseball" was killed. Written by poco loco

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 November 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perdição dos Homens See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
2.5 stars
14 May 2002 | by mwestonSee all my reviews

As the film opens, we see two men preparing to ambush a third man, who is walking along a trail with a wheelbarrow. They kill him, take him to a house, and steal his fancy boots. Later we are introduced to the victim's widow and his girlfriend.

To me, the film started slow, and didn't become very interesting until at least halfway through, although it was often funny throughout. Near the end we see the opening scene again, with context to understand better what was really happening.

This dark comedy is filmed in a dusty looking black and white. It's possible that if I had been less tired that I would have liked it better, but as it stands I can only give it a very marginal recommendation. Seen at the San Francisco International Film Festival on 4/30/2002.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed