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The Similars (2015)

Los Parecidos (original title)
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On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting on a remote bus station for a bus heading to Mexico City start experiencing a strange phenomenon.

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Isaac Ezban

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Isaac Ezban
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gustavo Sánchez Parra ... Ulises
Cassandra Ciangherotti ... Irene
Fernando Becerril ... Martín
Humberto Busto ... Álvaro
Carmen Beato Carmen Beato ... Gertrudis
María Elena Olivares María Elena Olivares ... Roberta
Santiago Torres ... Ignacio
Alberto Estrella ... Reyes
Catalina Salas Catalina Salas ... Rosa
Luis Alberti Luis Alberti ... Policía
Jesús Fernández Jesús Fernández ... Policía 2
José Alfredo Aldana José Alfredo Aldana ... Policía 3
Ramón Espinoza Muñoz Ramón Espinoza Muñoz ... Policía 4
David Grimaldo Eguía David Grimaldo Eguía ... Paramédico 1
Dante Lizardo Callirgos Dante Lizardo Callirgos ... Paramédico 2
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On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting on a remote bus station for a bus heading to Mexico City start experiencing a strange phenomenon.

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On 2015, we all become the same.


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The Director Isaac Ezban is one of the owners of Autocinema Coyote. There is a reference of this at the very beginning when the official Coyote voice announce "Autocinema El Zopilote" in a radio ad. See more »

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It's stated in the movie that clouds are made of CO2, when in fact they are made of liquid water, H2O. See more »

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Song by Stephen Bashaw
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Tlatelolco Massacre
16 May 2017 | by buckley_alanSee all my reviews

The film makes obvious references to the 1968 Olympics and the Tlatelolco Plaza massacre. I just can't make the connection between the film's story and the real life horror in Mexico City in October 1968. I hope somebody on this board can help me figure this out.

The "Similars" all look like archetypal student revolutionaries, and a key character repeats the line, "Kill all the innocents." Most of the government's victims in Tlatelolco Plaza were clearly innocent of any crimes meriting their execution by the Mexican government. Maybe the "rain" refers to a "rain of bullets" or a "reign of terror"? Another character asks if the mystery is the work of "the Americans or the Soviets," and we know today that the U.S. government was involved in the actions of the Mexican army at Tlatelolco. I just need help putting this all together.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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A hasonmások See more »

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