A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.
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(played by pro wrestler Latin Lover
) is based on a real person, an entertainer and escape artist sometimes called "the Mexican Houdini". The character is first seen on a TV screen performing a strongman bit on a variety show, but later appears as the teacher at the training camp. See more
The end of the film takes place in 1971, but Señora Sofía pulls into the driveway in a new Renault compact with a front grill badge logo designed by Op-Art originator Victor Vasarely that was not introduced until the following year, 1972. See more
And I started drinking, and then huffing. I was dying. But then I discovered martial arts. And everything came into focus. Just like when you look at me.
The closing credits ends with a mantra from the Upanishads: "Shantih Shantih Shantih." This is also the closing line of the 1922 poem "The Waste Land" by T. S. Eliot. See more
Features The Porky Pig Show
Performed by Alfredo Pino
Produced by Camilo Froideval See more