A bored accountant can’t win for losing. He is passed over for promotion at work, has a nagging shrew of a wife, and is generally disrespected by all he comes in contact with. He devises a scheme to get what he feels he is owed. After executing his well thought out plan of kidnap and ransom, things soon go straight to hell.
Tag Archives: Mexico
La cabeza viviente / The Living Head (1963) Chano Urueta, Mauricio Garcés, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Abel Salazar, Horror
Acatl, chief of the Aztecs, is murdered and his head is cut off. At the same time, Xochiquetzal, his betrothed, is buried alive, along with the Grand Priest. Centuries later, archeologist Herman Mueller and his assistants Tony and Charley unearth the tomb.
Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988) Alfonso Corona, John Allen Nelson, Carla Herd, Terri Treas, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Amores perros / Love’s a Bitch (2000) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Drama, Thriller
Three interconnected stories about the different strata of life in Mexico City all resolve with a fatal car accident. Octavio is trying to raise enough money to run away with his sister-in-law, and decides to enter his dog Cofi into the world of dogfighting.
El rey de los gorilas / The Gorilla Kid (1977) René Cardona Jr., Hugo Stiglitz, Peggy Bass, Jorge Graham, Adventure
An African safari is attacked by savage natives and the sole survivor is an infant who is adopted and raised by gorillas. As he is growing up, his only human friend is a native boy he happens to meet in a chance encounter.
Mujeres salvajes (1984) Gabriel Retes, Tina Romero, Jorge Santoyo, Patricia Mayers, Action, Crime, Drama, Erotic
Six women murderers escape from prison to dug out a gold treasure buried in the woods, but six male campers are sitting on it. Birds get shot, women and men get shot, and the prize goes to the surviving few.
Dos tipos de cuidado / Two Careful Fellows (1953) Ismael Rodríguez, Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Carmelita González, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Set in rural Mexico, during the 50’s, in a small town Jorge Bueno (Jorge Negrete) and Pedro Malo (Pedro Infante) are best friends, Pedro is in love with María, who is Jorge’s sister, and Jorge is dating with Rosario which is Pedro’s cousin.
Las elegidas / The Chosen Ones (2015) David Pablos, Nancy Talamantes, Óscar Torres, Leidi Gutiérrez, Drama
Sofia, 14 years old, is in love with Ulises. Because of him, in spite of him, she is forced into a prostitution network in Mexico. To set her free, Ulises will have to find another girl to replace her. Adapted from Jorge Volpi’s novel, set in the world of juvenile prostitution.
Te prometo anarquía / I Promise You Anarchy (2015) Julio Hernández Cordón, Diego Calva Hernández, Eduardo Eliseo Martinez, Shvasti Calderón, Drama
Miguel and Johnny know each other since childhood. They are dedicated to skate and have fun. To earn easy money and continue skating, they sell their own blood to a clandestine contact in a hospital. The activity becomes business until a large transaction is not as they imagined.
Stellet Licht / Silent Light (2007) Carlos Reygadas, Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Drama, Romance
Johan is the head of a family in a Mennonite community in northern Mexico. However, he goes against the law of both God and men by falling in love with another woman and, although he is honest with his wife about the affair, his actions create conflict in their otherwise serine and tranquil existence. An enlightening and engaging exploration of moral and spiritual crises, Silent Light’s poetic tone at times invokes Dreyer, Bergman and even Kubrick as it weaves its intricate and brilliant way to one of cinema s most exquisite finales. A modern classic from one of the greatest film-makers of our time.