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Güeros (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 20 March 2015 (Mexico)
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Tomas is too much for his lone mother so she sends him to live with his older brother Federico, aka Sombra, in Mexico City.

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Alonso Ruizpalacios (screenplay), Gibrán Portela (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tenoch Huerta ... Sombra
Sebastián Aguirre ... Tomás
Ilse Salas ... Ana
Leonardo Ortizgris ... Santos
Raúl Briones Raúl Briones ... Furia
Laura Almela Laura Almela ... Isabel
Adrian Ladron ... Moco
Alicia Laguna Alicia Laguna ... Esperanza
Camila Lora Camila Lora ... Aurora
Sophie Alexander-Katz ... Mamá Joven
Alfonso Charpener Alfonso Charpener ... Epigmenio
Alonso Ruizpalacios ... Doctor Ibarra
Bernardo Velasco Bernardo Velasco ... Inciso B
Yojath Okamoto Yojath Okamoto ... Pichón (as Yojarth Okamoto Brambila)
Adolfo López Cruz Adolfo López Cruz ... Pedro (as Adolfo Cruz)
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Tomas is too much for his lone mother so she sends him to live with his older brother Federico, aka Sombra, in Mexico City.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 March 2015 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Gueros See more »

Filming Locations:

México City, Mexico See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Director Alonso Ruizpalacios admitted that when he handed the script to Tenoch Huerta he said "this is crap and you are making fun of the people in the strike". But a few days later Tenoch called him to ask how much they were paying and he accepted to play his part in the movie just for the money. See more »

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Veracruz
Performed by Agustín Lara
Composed by Maria Teresa Lara
Published by Promotora Hispano Americana de Música, S.A. de C.V. (PHAM)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.
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A Quiet Coming Of Age Film
10 November 2018 | by emailtombuchananSee all my reviews

"Gueros," is a really fine artsy-farsty coming of age story. It's a quiet Spanish film with English subtitles about a troubled teenage boy in the Mexican countryside, sent to live with his slacker college age brother in Mexico City. The film takes place while the nearby urban university is occupied by student protesters, who often spill into the streets where their anger over economic issues meshes with the poverty of daily life. The older boy is politically apathetic, but his love interest is a leader of the protests, so the energy of the occupation looms large. Along the way the films four main characters travel through the city searching for an elusive almost-rock star whose music played an outsized role in the lives of the boys and their deceased father. The film captures the chaos on the streets as the young boy begins to see the world through new eyes, and as his older brother embraces the cultural upheaval.

"Gueros" is set squarely in Mexico, but it could as easily have been adapted to an American city, and structured around the Black Lives Matter protests. While it's uniquely a Mexican film, the portability of the story gives it wider appeal, and the characters feel like neighbors. It's a rich story told beautifully, and well shot on black and white film. If you are in the mood for a quiet coming of age film set in another culture, "Gueros" will make you smile.


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