The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the “evil nature” Read More »
Tag Archives: Arturo Ripstein
Residents of a bordello scurry to put together their outfits for an annual carnival. Read More »
The Beginning and the End (1993) Arturo Ripstein, Ernesto Laguardia, Julieta Egurrola, Blanca Guerra, Drama
The film tells the story of the Boteros, a middle-class Mexican family struggling against poverty after their father’s death. Read More »
El imperio de la fortuna / The Realm of Fortune (1986) Arturo Ripstein, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Blanca Guerra, Alejandro Parodi, Drama
A very poor and handicaped man, lives in a small town in Mexico with his mother. Read More »
La virgen de la lujuria / The Virgin of Lust (2002) Arturo Ripstein, Luis Felipe Tovar, Ariadna Gil, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
In Vera Cruz in the 1940s, Nacho, an Indian, waits tables at Don Lázaro’s café at Hotel Ofélia. He falls for Lola, an opium-addicted, alcoholic whore who’s hopelessly in love with Gardenia Wilson, a masked wrestler who slept with her once but knows she’s unbalanced. Don Lázaro warns Nacho about Lola, and Nacho knows his love will be unrequited, but he’ll do anything, regardless of how degrading, to be near her. Lola, for her part, can be sadistic. Republican exiles who are regulars at the café encourage Lola’s desire to assassinate Franco. Nacho in turn mixes this political mirage with his fascination with the plot of “The Mikado.” Where do fantasies and obsessions lead?
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Cadena perpetua / Life Sentence (1979) Arturo Ripstein, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Narciso Busquets, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Crime, Drama, Thriller
“El Tarzan” Lira is an ex-convict who decides to give up his criminal past and reform his life. However, a corrupt policeman blackmails him leaving “El Tarzan” no other option but to continue committing robberies. Adapting the genre conventions of the film noir to the Mexican context, Ripstein’s film focuses on Mexican police corruption and questions the judicial system.
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