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The Night Buffalo (2007)

El búfalo de la noche (original title)
NC-17 | | Drama | 17 August 2007 (Mexico)
A schizophrenic man commits suicide after his girlfriend cheats on him with his best friend.


Jorge Hernandez Aldana (screenplay), Guillermo Arriaga (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Luna ... Manuel
Liz Gallardo ... Tania / Gregorio's girlfriend
Gabriel González Gabriel González ... Gregorio
Irene Azuela ... Margarita
Emilio Echevarría ... Ramírez
Camila Sodi ... Rebeca
Celso Bugallo ... Camariña
Walther Cantú Walther Cantú ... Jacinto
Claudia Lobo ... Mamá de Manuel
Miguel Ángel Ferris Miguel Ángel Ferris ... Papá de Manuel
Verónica Langer ... Mamá de Gregorio / Gregorio's mother
Javier Díaz Dueñas Javier Díaz Dueñas ... Papá de Gregorio / Gregorio's father
Armando Hernández Armando Hernández ... Beto
Fernando Becerril ... Dr. Macías
Hugo Albores Hugo Albores ... Pánfilo
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Unable to cope with the fact that his girlfriend Tania cheated on him with Manuel, his best friend, Gregorio, a twenty-two year old schizophrenic sets an elaborate revenge plan into motion before taking his own life. He has been in and out of mental hospitals for years. During his time away, his girlfriend and Manuel began an illicit affair. Before long they have fallen in love. Though Gregario and Manuel seem to reconcile after he is discharged from the hospital, everything changes with Gregario commits suicide. Upon his death, Manuel inherits a box of notes, lyrics, and other curiosities from his old friend. Later, he begins receiving unsigned letters quoting Gregario's writings and starts hearing excerpts from the letters in conversation and in the media, leading the unscrupulous friend to fear for his own sanity.

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Rated NC-17 for some graphic sexuality | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Manuel: How do you feel?
Gregorio: How do I look?
Manuel: Good, I guess.
Gregorio: The psychiatrists say I'm cured.
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Hmm... a very bad movie!!!!
22 August 2007 | by mediaderedSee all my reviews

First of all I have to say that the book is really bad (Arriaga is one of the most overrated writers in Mexico) the characters are really lame, and they have nothing appealing, so after reading this crap I wasn't expecting nothing at all... But I went to see the film anyway and let me tell you that it's worse than the book, first of all, I think Diego Luna is overrated too, I have never liked him and after watching this film I think I hate him, I don't want to see him ever again, believe me that if you see him naked and having sex with all the cast you would feel the same way too... and another thing it looks that he's no good in bed...sorry!!!! For the rest of the characters they are no good, they just lay there naked, that's it. I think this film just wanted to shock us, the way Asi del precipicio did, I don't know which one is worse, no story, no substance.......nothing!!! It's a shame that they still make this kind of films in Mexico -they look like the ficheras genre- I think that they are better writers than Arriaga and better actors than Luna - I can name a lot- Anyway don't spend your time and your money in this film, because you're going to regret it... as I did

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