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This was one of the strangest movies I've ever seen. I expected to see some modern style drama with explicit elements, but I was stunned by the deep observation and human understanding, which Reygadas shows in his film. The camera work was very impressive. I admire such kind of directoring- to show everything in details and to try to be as close as he could be to reality, without neglecting the art side of the process. There was something interesting for me in the slow motion and the development of the storyline. It seemed as if the life of the underdog and his wife is somehow connected with their background, with the real everyday life in modern day Mexico city.Anapola Mushkadiz gave a great performance as Ana and her part made the movie even more complex. The urban atmosphere was strong throughout the movie and it reflected on all of the characters. I recommend this movie to all the people who enjoy serious cinema and are eager to see something different and new, away from the mainstream crap.
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