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Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 November 2012 (Mexico)
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Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

Director:

Carlos Reygadas

Writer:

Carlos Reygadas (screenplay)
6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathalia Acevedo ... Natalia / Wife
Rut Reygadas Rut Reygadas ... Rut
Adolfo Jiménez Castro ... Juan / Husband
Mitsy Ferrand Mitsy Ferrand ... Mujer dormida (as Mitsy Ferrant)
Joakim Chardonnens Joakim Chardonnens ... Hombre dormido
Ander Vérez Ander Vérez ... El niño
Willebaldo Torres Willebaldo Torres ... El Siete / The seven
Eleazar Reygadas Eleazar Reygadas ... Eleazar
José Alberto Sánchez José Alberto Sánchez ... El Jarro
Daniel Colorado Daniel Colorado ... Alcoholics Anonymous
José Luis Martínez José Luis Martínez ... Alcoholics Anonymous
Alejandro Ramírez Molina Alejandro Ramírez Molina ... Alcoholics Anonymous
Félix Robles Félix Robles ... Alcoholics Anonymous
Adriana Marquina Adriana Marquina ... Alcoholics Anonymous
Reyes Rivera Reyes Rivera ... Alcoholics Anonymous
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Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

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Taglines:

light after darkness

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Mexico | France | Netherlands | Germany

Language:

Spanish | English | French

Release Date:

23 November 2012 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Light After Darkness See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,422, 3 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,911, 11 August 2013
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Carlos Reygadas won the Prix de la Mise en Scene at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Creative film making with drawbacks
25 March 2013 | by cinematic_aficionadoSee all my reviews

After the dark, light.

This is the nearest translation of this highly tentative piece of cinema whose story involves Mexican urban life, a couple in a whorehouse, a British rugby match with a guest appearance of devil himself.

At the epicentre a man and his family. On the surface he has it all; a nice house, a beautiful wife and two healthy adorable kids. Beneath that, not all that shines is gold as he struggles with addiction and needs pornography to inspire spousal intimacy.

Unfortunately and despite the high dose of creative filming the above is the only cohesive bit in this film. The added layers that aspire to connect to the title by juxtaposition of moments of light and darkness drove the film onto a one way street with lights out.

A very mixed experience


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