Extraño pero verdadero (2017)

The story follows two garbage handlers, enamoured with each other, traipsing through the streets of Mexico City. The pair struggle to navigate away from a broken world, destined to get their hands dirtied.


Michel Lipkes
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Alberto Aguayo Alberto Aguayo ... Hombre del norte
Carlos Alvarado Carlos Alvarado ... Hombre de la basura
Ernesto Bertaud Ernesto Bertaud ... Hombre 2
Alfredo Blanco Alfredo Blanco ... La momia
María Evoli María Evoli ... Mujer frente al espejo
Kristyan Ferrer ... Jonathan
Joaquin Gallardo Joaquin Gallardo ... Hombre 1
Rubén Imaz Rubén Imaz ... Hombre del vino
Luis Enrique Parra Luis Enrique Parra ... Maestro Limpio
Gabriel Reyes Gabriel Reyes ... Poeta del pesero
Eufrosina Rodriguez Eufrosina Rodriguez ... Señora dormida
Julio Sandoval Julio Sandoval ... Asesino
Itzel Sarmientos Itzel Sarmientos ... Yesi
Italia Springfield Italia Springfield ... Mujer del hombre del norte
Carlos Talancon Carlos Talancon ... Hombre ejecutado


Jonathan and Yesi are garbage collectors living a secret romance traversed by the sordidness of the universe in which they move. They work under the orders of the sinister Maestro Limpio, the driver of the truck in which they travel every night. When they find a corpse with their pockets full of money, a plan devised by their boss will put them under great pressure. The second film by Michel Lipkes immerses the viewer in an unreal atmosphere full of symbolism, leaning on a blunt black and white photography that explores the darkest corners of the human condition, between those who try to get away from that spiral and those who surrender to their descending travel.

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Release Date:

21 September 2018 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Niesamowite, ale prawdziwe See more »

Filming Locations:

Ciudad de México, Mexico See more »


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$500,000 (estimated)
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Axolote Cine See more »
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