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Gueros (2014)

Güeros (original title)
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 »
22 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tenoch Huerta ... Sombra
Sebastián Aguirre ... Tomás
Ilse Salas ... Ana
Leonardo Ortizgris ... Santos
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 ... 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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Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

Farolito
Composed by Agustín Lara
Performed by Agustín Lara
Published by Promotora Hispano Americana de Música, S.A. de C.V. (PHAM)
Courtesy of Orfeón Videovox, S.A.
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Very well made film.
15 April 2015 | by ataturkmanSee all my reviews

This movie is black and white and it has a different frame ratio. At first, i thought they were going to do it because they wanted it to look like an art film but if you ask me, from what i watched, i am certain that this was done because of artistic and also satiric reasons. This movie is a great drama and also is a great comedy. Directing is really unique. Movie doesn't treat it's audience like they are stupid people. Movie respects the audience. For example, instead of a broken elevator sign, you see the inside of the elevator and you see that it doesn't come. When the character goes in a dark room, actor isn't pretending to be in a dark room, it is not a low lighted room that you can see but actor can't, you also can't see anything and it feels real. When a character closes other's eyes, before you see that, also your view is blocked by hands on the camera, which is your eyes. You feel like you are inside the film and it is amazingly done. When they listen to the song that should be amazing you hear nothing at all because they want you to imagine it since it will be different for everyone. And there is a scene in the school that it is really really funny and intelligently done. I won't spoil but i was laughing way too much at it. Movie tells a few different stories, panic attack, love, friendship, revolution and a whole other themes that are followed by their own scenes. Every thing in the movie leads somewhere and in every ending, it remind us that the world is cruel.Movie is funny, dramatic and exciting and overall it is very good. It makes fun of the Mexican so called art movies and also that maybe the cause of the black and white colour of the film. And it succeeds to be satiric in a good way. I am giving this 8/10 because i felt like it dragged a little on the last act. But, nonetheless i found it to be very intelligent.


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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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Gross USA:

$60,114

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,354
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1.37 : 1
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