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Morenita, el escándalo (2008)

Desperate to save his family from death threats by a notorious drug dealer, Mateo Cruz steals the venerated image of the Virgin of Guadalupe causing pandemonium throughout Mexico.

Director:

Alan Jonsson

Writers:

Alan Jonsson (screenplay), Annabel Oakes (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mario Almada ... Miguel
Everardo Arzate Everardo Arzate ... El Pinto
Michelle Marie Benoit Michelle Marie Benoit ... Anchorwoman
Octavio Castro Octavio Castro ... Joven Basílica
Freedom ... Roger
Dagoberto Gama ... Vicente Anaya
Horacio Garcia Rojas ... Mateo
Ianis Guerrero ... Pablo
Ignacio López Tarso ... Santiago
José Carlos Ruiz ... Obispo
Alfredo Sevilla Alfredo Sevilla ... Monseignor
Pedro Weber 'Chatanuga' Pedro Weber 'Chatanuga' ... Tio Tonio
Maya Zapata ... Magdalena
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Storyline

Desperate to save his family from death threats by a notorious drug dealer, Mateo Cruz steals the venerated image of the Virgin of Guadalupe causing pandemonium throughout Mexico.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Fecebook | Official site [Mexico]

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Great film that touches on two sides of Mexico
21 April 2010 | by sandplasmaSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Latin Film Festival in Chicago last night. I found it to be entertaining the whole way through as well as realistic. The plot was spot on with one or two scenes that seemed out of place. I especially liked how it portrayed a view of traditional religious Mexico (even the bad guy feels bad of the disappearance) mixed along with the darker side of drug trafficking.

I found the characters to be believable and engaging and the camera work inventive to a point.

It was a nice surprise to see that the director Alan was in the audience. He treated us to a Q&A session in which people asked quite a few questions. He emphasized how the police chief's actions had a double meaning, which I didn't understand until the end of the movie.

Overall I loved it and would recommend it. I found it funny that a rather young Caucasian female asked of his nationality. Not all Mexican people are brown and have mustaches you know..just like not all Americans have the same accent. Anyway, great movie.


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