6.4/10
143
1 user 2 critic

Los Bañistas (2014)

Economy has collapsed. Among the affected ones lives the rebel teenager Flavia, and her old and grumpy neighbor Martin. Both will learn to relate , not just to survive the crisis, but to find the sense of their lives.

Director:

Max Zunino
Reviews
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Juan Carlos Colombo ... Martin
Sofía Espinosa ... Flavia
Harold Torres ... Sebastian
Susana Salazar Susana Salazar ... Elba
Armando Espitia ... Pedro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katia Castarrossi Katia Castarrossi
German Castilla German Castilla ... Policia 1
Patricia Madrid Patricia Madrid ... Vecina
Arcelia Ramírez ... Esposa de Martin
Edit

Storyline

Economy has collapsed. Among the affected ones lives the rebel teenager Flavia, and her old and grumpy neighbor Martin. Both will learn to relate , not just to survive the crisis, but to find the sense of their lives.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

teenager | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

User Reviews

 
Mexican version of "meeting a grumpy neighbor"
8 October 2017 | by notforthreesSee all my reviews

Los Bañistas (2014) is another example of pretty decent Mexican movie that went pretty much unnoticed by the general public. It gives yet another take on the somewhat over-exploited plot of "our protagonist meets a grumpy old neighbor" but without falling the usual commonplaces or this kind of movies (incidentally few days before this I watched 'This Beautiful Fantastic', 2016).

Like most of the great Mexican movies of this century, this movie explores, on the surface, bleak themes like the broken economy, unemployment, crime, social injustice; in other words, the things mexicans are pretty much used to by now. Much of the subtext of the story of the film is given radio news reports our protagonists hear, or other times we get this information from devices that remains of filmmakers like Alfonso Cuarón (think Children of Men 2006).

I enjoyed a lot the cinematography, especially the use of mirrors in some of the shots. Background music is nearly nonexistent, following the overall feel of minimalism. I look forward to see the other two films the director has made after this, "Mist, 2016" and "Bruma, 2017".


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (Mexico) See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color (HD)| Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed