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Drama/Mex (2006)

Unrated | | Drama | 2 March 2007 (Mexico)
Two interlaced stories unfold over the course of the same long, hot day in the once lush and now decadent resort town of Acapulco. The first involves the beautiful and cool Fernanda, who is... See full summary »

Director:

Gerardo Naranjo

Writer:

Gerardo Naranjo

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Cast

Credited cast:
Fernando Becerril ... Jaime
Juan Pablo Castañeda ... Gonzalo (as Juan Pablo Castaneda)
Diana García ... Fernanda
Martha Claudia Moreno ... Mama Yhahaira
Miriana Moro ... Tigrillo
Emilio Valdés ... Chano
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Two interlaced stories unfold over the course of the same long, hot day in the once lush and now decadent resort town of Acapulco. The first involves the beautiful and cool Fernanda, who is forced to deal with the sudden emergence of her ex-lover, Chino. Her boyfriend, Gonzalo, must now compete with the intense sexual tension Fernanda and Chino share. The second story concerns Jamie, an office worker with hidden indiscretions, attempting suicide in a beachfront hotel-until a precocious and equally dishonest teenage girl disrupts his plan. They will all converge in a stark and harrowing portrayal of moral ambiguity. Written by IFC Films

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

2 March 2007 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Mexikaniko drama See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,800, 13 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,699, 22 July 2007
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (original 35 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Story of a group of seemly unrelated people, who, through a series of events, become spider-webbed together
3 July 2006 | by sayedsaberSee all my reviews

Definitely the best film I saw at Cannes. Mexican cinema is really coming a long way right now, and this film was even better than Tu Mama Tambien. The director filmed the whole thing with a hand-held video camera and amateur actors (who were his friends). His approach gives the film a real gritty feeling, keeping clean of that "hollywood smell". His shots are beautiful and graceful, as is the story. It was filled with emotion, drama (obviously), and strong characters. It compels you to continue watching, without even being really sure what the plot/point is. It is a film that inspires hope in life (and life's little unexpected and unwanted surprises) and encourages us all to view beauty and innocence where we can find it, because it is so often lacking. For a film that was created essentially without a budget, it rivals and often surpasses those Hollywood blowouts that lose the essence of film making in a drive for commercial success. I strongly recommend Drama/Mex to anyone who also enjoys independent cinema and beautiful films, and pray that it comes out on DVD in the states sometime soon.


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