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Y Tu Mama Tambien
Alfonso Cuaron
This funny, highly sexual road film was a great critical and popular success. Alfonso Cuaron fully indulges the bawdy, youthful humor and frank sex scenes while subtly commenting on modern Mexico's economic and social barriers. Gael Garcia Bernal (Amores Perros) and Diego Luna (Before Night Falls) play two sex-obsessed teenagers who convince the beautiful wife (Maribel Verdu of Goya in Bordeaux) of Luna's cousin to join them on a getaway to the beach. The older, heartbroken woman teaches the boys about emotional and physical honesty as they pass through a rather desolate roadside world. "...raunchy, smart, ebullient, melancholy, insightful, surprising, funny, frank and sexy as all get-out" (Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune). Original unrated theatrical version. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2001, 105 mins.
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Foreign Films - Mexican Films


1888: El Extraordinario Viaje De Jules Verne
Alfredo Anzola
In 1888, author Jules Verne travelled up the Orinoco River in the Amazon along with the Italian explorer Stradelli. Along the way they pick up a young stranger, a woman disguised as a man, and continue with a surreal and very dangerous voyage that threatens to be the great author's last. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2005, 95 mins.
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24 Horas De Vida
Arturo Martínez
Rodolfo de Anda stars in a classic Mexican thriller written by Raul de Anda (Rodolfo's father). Antonio (de Anda) and Salvador take turns driving the taxi they own, and are able to make a steady income by shuttling passengers to and fro. But when a couple of thieves leave a bag of stolen jewelry in their car, the cabbies find themselves the target of the criminals' wrath. With Rogelio Guerra, Maura Monti, and Gina Romand. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico, 1967, 87 min.
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7 Mujeres, 1 Homosexual y Carlos
Rene Bueno
Mauricio Ochmann, Adriana Fonseca, Ninel Conde, and Luis Felipe Tovar star in this comedy romp about a hapless fellow who finds himself caught in a complicated romantic tangle. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2004 93 mins.
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A Sangre Fria
In this Mexican action drama, a dedicated cop with a perfect life and family and a street thug dedicated to his hood and his crew are pitted against each other in a struggle that will endanger everything that they hold dear. Stars Jorge Aldama, Alicia Encinas and Fernando Saenz. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2002 90 mins.
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Acapulco A Go-Go
Arturo Martinez
A group of three diverse and wildly energetic couples are the characters in this late-1960s Mexican film, but the central fixture is the setting - Acapulco's most famous disco, "Tequila A Go-Go". For three days and nights the disco patrons follow their hearts towards love and disaster amidst the beautiful and sexually charged atmosphere of the club. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1967 90 mins.
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All of Them Witches
Daniel Gruener
When her friend is murdered in the apartment across the hall, a young woman begins to investigate the strange events that led to the tragedy. Sinister occurrences follow Dolores as she searches for clues, finally uncovering a witchcraft cult and darker secrets than she had ever feared. Going against the advice of her husband and her disbelieving psychiatrist, Dolores continues to delve into the black magic and occult powers that threaten her at every turn. Inspired by Roman Polanski's classic, Rosemary's Baby, this eerie psychological thriller brings the horror of dreams and imagination to life with its atmospheric visual style and impressive special effects. Rodrigo Prieto's haunting cinematography won top honors at the 1996 Mexican Academy Awards. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1995, 100 mins.
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Amantes (Love Affair)
Juan Fernanado Perez Gavilan
In this romantic drama from Mexico, a widower finds himself torn between new love and family loyalties. Benito (Gonzalo Vega) wants to restart his life with the widowed Genovena (Silvia Pinal) but meets opposition from his now-grown children, especially his resentful daughter Peral (Itati Cantoral). Mexico, 2003, 90 mins.
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Ambicion Mortal (Deadly Ambition)
A woman marries a suitor to keep a wealthy landowner from seizing her house only to have her new husband murdered in this revenge story. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico, 2005, 85 mins.
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Amor Real
Adela Noriega and Fernando Colunga star in an immensely popular telenovela from Mexico. Set in the 19th century, the plot follows the trials and tribulations of a beautiful aristocrat who falls in love with a penniless soldier. As they try to foster a romance, a variety of hostile forces conspire to stop them. Winner of 25 Sol de Oro Awards from Mexico's National Association of Journalists. 2-DVD set includes actor biographies and photo gallery. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico, 2003, 436 mins.
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Amores Perros
Alejandro Gonzalez
This explosive, whirlwind of a debut feature from Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has been compared to Pulp Fiction thanks to its intertwining multiple narratives and bold, kinetic style. But where Tarantino's film was inseparable from its movie-obsessed elements and genre-based influences, Amores Perros has more gravity - combining morality tales with realistic, visceral portrayals of desperate living and broken dreams. Three separate stories, all somehow involving dogs, connect through a car crash in Mexico City. Despite some scenes of extreme violence, the film is as thoughtful as it is intense. Named Best Film at the Chicago, Tokyo and Moscow International Film Festivals, among many other honors. The DVD is letterboxed and closed-captioned, and includes optional English and French dubbed soundtracks, with optional French and Spanish subtitles; audio commentary; "making of" segment; music videos; and theatrical trailer. In Spanish with English subtitles. Inarritu Mexico, 2000, 153 mins.
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Angel de Fuego
Dana Rotberg
Abandoned by her mother, a circus performer has an incestuous affair with her dying father. He dies just as she becomes pregnant, and the other performers quickly realize the truth. Shunned, she works as a fire-eater in the streets until she is taken in by a group of wandering puppeteers. Through their performances of Old Testament stories, the religious allegories of the film become clear. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1992, 90 mins.
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Apuesta Por Un Amor
A gambler's obsession with wealth and power causes him to set his sights on the town of San Gaspar in this simmering Mexican telenovela. Gabriel Duran (Juan Soler) discovers that his ruthless cunning is enough to make inroads in the town, but to win the heart of free-spirited beauty Julia Montano (Patricia Manterola), he'll need to revise his strategy. Includes a condensed version of the complete series. 2-DVD set. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2004, 590 mins.
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Arriba Las Manos Texano
Alfredo B. Crevenna
One of Rodolfo de Anda's many Mexican westerns, this one concerns a young peasant whose life is saved by a Texan hero who rescues him from a wrongful hanging. Afterwards, the two join forces and ride after the evildoers responsible for the framing. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1969 85 mins.
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Asesino en Serio
Antonio Urrutia
A bawdy and over-the-top comedy from Mexico, Antonio Urrutia's colorful farce follows a police detective (Jesus Ochoa) in his attempt to solve one of the most baffling cases of his career: a series of murders via sexual orgasm. In order to solve the crimes, Detective Martinex (Ochoa) must study the ancient secrets of sensual pleasure and learn to see the world from the killer's perspective. But once he has mastered various sexual techniques, he loses his interest in policework. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 2002 88 mins.
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Asi Amaron Nuestros Padres (That's the Way Our Parents Loved)
Juan Bustillo Oro
This comedy of errors set in turn-of-the-century Mexico centers on a young girl named Carmen whose love for her boyfriend Fernando is thwarted by her mother, who wants the girl to marry the rich, foolish, and old Roderigo. To help the young lovers, their friend Don Pancho devises a plan to make Roderigo look foolish, thus improving Carmen's mother's opinion of Fernando. Stars Joaquin Cordero, Fernando Soler and Victor Alcocer. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1964 90 mins.
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Asi es Mi Tierra!
Arcady Boytler
Cantinflas stars in this comedy from the golden age of Mexican cinema. With revolutionary Mexico as a backdrop, a successful local rancher returns victorious from the war to the praise of the townspeople. "El General" is ready to take a wife, but the senorita of choice has fallen for a secret admirer. A boyhood rival who is threatened by the general's popularity plots against his life. With Manuel Medel, Antonio R. Frausto, and Mercedes Soler. In Spanish with WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1937 100 mins.
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Asi del Precipicio (On the Edge)
Teresa Suarez
Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre), Gabriela Platas, and Ingrid Martz star in this stimulating Mexican drama about three women who find themselves wanting more when marriage, sex and money cease to satiate their desires. Desires for drugs, for danger, and for each other! With Rafael Amaya. In Spanish WITHOUT ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico, 2006, 110 mins.
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Aventurera
Alberto Gout
One of the most popular Mexican films ever made, the cult sensation Aventurera is a famous example of a cabareteras, a curious film noir and musical hybrid wildly popular in Mexico in the '40s and '50s. Starring the immortal Ninon Sevilla, who Variety called "a cross between Rita Hayworth and Carmen Miranda," the film follows the melodramatic rise and fall of a popular nightclub star with a dark past. Newly remastered. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1950, 101 mins.
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Avioneta Colombiana
In this stylish Mexican thriller, a terrorist organization in possession of radioactive materials seeks to trick the owner of a small airport into allowing them access to a commercial aircraft. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2002, 94 mins.
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Back & Forth (De Ida y Vuelta)
Salvador Aguirre
After three years in the U.S., a migrant worker returns to his Mexican village, only to find himself caught in the middle of a conflict between an oppressive land owner and his family and friends. "It is a haunting, intelligent action-drama where hard knocks come with the hard choices..." (Cinequest Latino Film Showcase). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2000, 90 mins.
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Bala Perdida (Stray Bullet)
Chano Urueta
Step back into the golden age of Mexican cinema with this film about a love tested from the director of The Brainiac and The Living Head. A bullfighter named Carmelo, is in love with Alicia, the daughter of the town pharmacist. Their love is threatened by the return of Emilio from Mexico City, who pressures Alicia to hide money won from cheating at cards. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1959 96 mins.
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Bailar Para Vivir
Cordelia Dvorak
In Mexico City, one of the most violent and poverty-stricken cities in the world, eleven individuals from different social backgrounds derive immense pleasure from dancing. Cordelia Dvorak mixes elements from Mad Hot Ballroom and Buena Vista Social Club into a moving musical portrait of dancers infected with a zest for life. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2003, 90 mins.
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Bandidas
Joachim Roenning/Espen Sandberg
Bandidas is to Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek as The Towering Inferno is to Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. The storylines aren't significant. The movies didn't go over very well with the critics. But boy oh boy, had fans been waiting to see the two stars meet head to head on the same screen for a long time. Set in turn-of-the-century Mexico, Cruz plays a wily peasant girl and Hayek takes on the role of a banker's pampered daughter. The two form an unlikely bank-robbing twosome in order to get revenge on a cold-blooded American gunman (Dwight Yoakam) who rolls into their town. With Steve Zahn and Sam Shepard. Written by flashy Frenchman Luc Besson (The Fifth Element). Letterboxed and full-screen versions. Dubbed and subtitled audio options in both English and Spanish. Includes audio commentary by Hayek and Cruz, featurettes, and trailers. France/Mexico/USA, 2006, 93 mins.
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Bandidos
Luis Estrada
After his boarding school is all but destroyed by gang warfare, a young boy joins up with a rival gang as a matter of survival. But survival is not so easy in a world of unrelenting violence and hopelessness. A vivid depiction of street life shot on location in the poverty stricken barrios of Mexico City. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1990, 95 mins.
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Battle in Heaven
Carlos Reygadas
This breakout, class-conscious feature by Carlos Reygadas (Japon) polarized critics and stirred up controversy at film festivals around the world. Marcos (Marcos Hernandez) is an impoverished middle-aged chauffeur for Ana (Anapola Mushkadiz), an affluent girl who amuses herself by working as a high-end prostitute. Ana's recklessness is an affront to Marcos, who's worn down by grinding poverty, and together with his wife (Berta Ruiz), he concocts a disastrous plan to elevate himself. "Not everyone is going to be willing or able to take this leap of faith, but those who do go along with Reygadas may well feel they have come away having undergone a stunning revelatory experience" (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2006, 95 mins.
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Beach Hotel (Playa Azul)
Alfredo Joskowicz
A disgraced Mexican politician facing prison refuses the advice of friends, family and peers to leave the country, instead opting to stay at his near abandoned hotel and protest his innocence. Eventually, those that sought to help the man abandon him one by one and he finds himself alone and with few options. Stars Sergio Bustamante, Mercedes Olea and Pilar Pellicer. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1992 93 mins.
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Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman
Sabina Berman/Isabelle Tardan
This funny and thoughtful look at the changing nature of gender roles follows a couple with amusingly different ideas about what makes for a healthy, intimate relationship. Concerned that the years are passing her by, Gina looks for a commitment from her longtime boyfriend Adrian. Angered by his refusal to marry and fed up with his sexist attitudes, she takes a younger and more sensitive man as her lover. Adrian, however, will not surrender his woman or his antiquated ways of thinking. Channeling the spirit of Pancho Villa himself, he tries to fully embrace his machismo and win back the passion of Gina. This bright, intelligent romantic comedy boasts sparkling performances from Diana Bracho as Gina, Arturo Rios as Adrian, and Jesus Ochoa, who won Mexico's Silver Ariel for Best Supporting Actor for his winning performance as the ghost of Pancho Villa. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1995, 100 mins.
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Broken Hearts (Corazones Rotos)
Rafael Montero
Six tragic stories unfold simultaneously in a poverty-ridden Mexico City apartment complex. A previously well-to-do family must cope with their new lowly financial status, the son of a prostitute strains to make sense of his mother's career choice and a mother loses the will to live. Their stories and more add up to a bleak but fascinating slice of life. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2000, 120 mins.
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Broken Sky
Julian Hernandez
Written and directed by Julian Hernandez (A Thousand Clouds of Peace), this sexy film deals with love and obsession in highly dramatic and visual terms. The story concerns two college students, Gerardo and Jonas, who meet eyes on campus and immediately fall for one another. Shortly thereafter, Jonas takes an interest in another boy, which drives the spurned Gerardo to retaliate in kind. The story is a bit laconic, but the hypnotic camerawork makes this seemingly simple story about longing and rejection much more rare. "Boldy romantic, soaringly visual" (Los Angeles Times). Official selection at the Berlin International Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2006, 140 mins.
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Cabalgando Con La Muerte
Alfredo Gurrola
Mario Almada stars as a steely-eyed frontier Robin Hood who brings justice and sustenance to poor families whose land has been plundered. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1989 90 min.
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Cadena Perpetua (Life Sentence)
Arturo Ripstein
Acclaimed Mexican director Arturo Ripstein (Place Without Limits) directs this dissection of corruption within the law enforcement and judicial communities in Mexico. An ex-con plans to abandon his criminal lifestyle for a respectable life until he is blackmailed by a corrupt policeman and forced to return to a life of crime. Winner of Ariel Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1978, 95 mins.
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Calzonzin Inspector
Alfonso Arau
Alfonso Arau (Like Water for Chocolate) directs this comedy based on the Nikolai Gogol play, The Inspector, and the Mexican comic strip, The Super Machos. When a stranger arrives in a small town, everyone mistakes him for a federal inspector whom they have been waiting for to improve the town. They make a hero out of the unsuspecting man, but the government has other ideas. Winner of two Ariel Awards. Stars Alfonso Arau, Pancho Cordova, and Carmen Salinas. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1973, 91 mins.
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Caminos de Sangre
Rolando Aguilar
No one in a rural region of Mexico dares to stand up against the ruthless gang of bandits who terrorize the countryside. But when a bandit's bullet wounds an innocent ten-year-old girl, her brother decides to make a stand against the thugs. Rolando Aguilar directs a high-stakes tale of violence and retribution, starring Mexican screen star Luis Aguilar. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1945 90 mins.
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Cananea
Marcela Fernandez
The discovery and eventual corruption of Mexico's largest copper mines, which led to the bloody miner's strike that helped incite the Mexican revolution are dramatized in this award-winning western drama. Winner of a Goya for Best Screenplay, two Ariel Awards, and the Karlovy Vary's Special Award. In Spanish with English subtitles. Violante Mexico, 1977, 125 mins.
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Canoa
Felipe Cazals
Based on a true story, this powerful, award-winning film follows the events that befall a group of students who accidentally stumble upon a town controlled by a paranoid and fanatical priest. Labeled despots and communists, the students and the lone villager who takes them in find their fate at the hands of the townsfolk. Filmed in a stark, documentary style, Canoa is a strong comment on Mexico's socio-political environment in the late 1960-early 1970's. Mexico, 1976, 115 mins.
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Capulina Chisme Caliente
Gilberto Martinez Solares
The Mexican comic actor Capulina stars as a phone company employee who eavesdrops on the townspeople, causing the local newspaper circulation to soar. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico, 1977, 86 mins.
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Carga de Tunas
A small Colombian plane with a cargo of illegal drugs crashes near the city of Zacatecas, Mexico and is found by a group of farmers. The near-death pilot explains that he smuggled the drugs to earn money for his daughter's heart transplant surgery. Touched by the dying man's words, the farmers load up the contraband journey across the U.S. border with plans to sell the drugs and give the money to the girl. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2003, 88 mins.
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Cenizas del Paraiso (Paradise Ashes)
Marcelo Pineyro
Marcelo Pineyro (Wild Horses) directs this Argentine drama of betrayal, revelation and loyalty. A prominent judge commits suicide and the dead body of a young girl with 15 stab wounds is found on the same day. The judge's three sons confess to the girl's murder, but everything is not what it seems as the truth is twisted, secrets are revealed and the connections between the murders grow. In Spanish with English subtitles. Argentina 1997 130 mins.
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Chac: The Rain God
Rolando Klein
Desperate for relief from a devastating drought, the residents of a small Tzeltal village set out on a quest to save their people from starvation. They seek assistance from a Diviner who lives in the mountains, and he takes them on an odyssey to summon Chac, the Rain God. Not seen for decades after its original run, Chac: The Rain God was restored from the original 35mm negative for a 2000 theatrical run and this video release. "...one of the most sumptuously photographed Latin American films I've ever seen...glowing with golden Rembrandt lighting and its compositions recalling the best work of John Ford and William Wyler" (William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer). In Tzeltal and Mayan dialects with English subtitles. Mexico 1974 95 mins.
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Cilantro y Perejil
Rafael Montero
Also shown as Recipes to Stay Together, this romantic comedy won nine Ariel Awards, including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay honors. The conflicts of modern romance are explored through the struggling relationships of three couples of different generations. The cast includes Demian Bichir (Salon Mexico) and Arcelia Ramirez (Last Call). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1995, 90 mins.
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Clase 406: The Complete First Season
A small-town teacher secures a job at an urban prep school and discovers that his students rely on him for a wide range of pressing life issues in this hit Mexican TV series. Francisco Romero (Jorge Poza) serves as counselor, psychologist, and father figure to students tackling issues not limited to drug addiction, pregnancy, gang violence, and sexual abuse. Includes all episodes from the debut season. 2-DVD set. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2002-2003, 600 mins.
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The Come-On (El Anzuelo)
Ernesto Rimoch
A gentle satire on middle-class values and behavior from director Ernesto Rimoch (To Love Too Much). When a woman from an average family becomes engaged, her family spares no expense in providing an extravagant wedding to impress the groom's wealthy family. But everything falls apart when the money to finance the nuptials is stolen at the reception. Winner of Ariel Awards for Best First Work by a Director and Best Supporting Actor for Damian Alcazar. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1996, 84 mins.
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The Comet (El Cometa)
Jose Buil/Marisa Sistach
The Mexican revolution in 1910 provides the backdrop for a young girl's journey from Mexico City to San Antonio. After witnessing the arrest of her father by the Porfirio Diaz regime for subversive acts, Valentia (Ana Claudia Talancon) must take a parcel of gold coins to Francisco Madero's rebel faction in San Antonio. She is taken in by a traveling circus and finds love with the cinema-loving Victor (Diego Luna), the circus owner's son. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1999, 85 mins.
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Comisario en Turno
Raul de Anda
An upstanding judge finds his beliefs about law and order put to the test when his teenage son is accused of a hit-and-run. Luis Aguilar stars in a tense Mexican film that blends domestic and courtroom drama. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1949 98 mins.
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Como Perros Con Rabia (Mad Dogs)
A thief with dreams of the good life starts participating in deadly street fights where the risks are as high as the bets placed. When he loans his fists and services out to the mob, the sky seems the limit. But, an argument with a mob boss combined with the arrival of a new cop on the beat threatens everything. Stars Alfredo "El Turco" Gutierrez, Armando Zamarripa and Isabel Quibrera. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2003 90 mins.
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Conejo en la Luna (Rabbit on the Moon)
Jorge Ramirez Suarez
Jorge Ramirez Suarez directs this thriller about a young couple mistakenly caught between corrupt politicians and the deadly criminal underground. The Ariel Award-winning cast includes Bruno Bichir, Lorraine Pilkington, Jesus Ochoa (Man on Fire), Adam Kotz, and Alvaro Guerrero. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico/Great Britain, 2004, 112 mins.
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The Crime of Father Amaro
Carlos Carrera
Gael Garcia Bernal plays Father Amaro, a new priest assigned to the small rural town of Los Reyes, Mexico. Upon arrival, he discovers that a conspiracy of corruption, sex and lies has overtaken the local Catholic Church. As he tries to separate himself from the other priests' actions, he finds the temptation too great and is eventually drawn in. The Crime of Father Amaro created much controversy upon its release and many Catholic organizations in Mexico and the United States called for a boycott of the film. It eventually went on to become the highest-grossing Mexican film in its native country. Mexico, 2002, 120 mins.
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Cronicas
Sebastian Cordero
Writer-director Sebastian Cordero spices this taut thriller about a hunt for a serial killer with a scathing indictment of the news media's profit motive. John Leguizamo is terrific as tabloid journalist Manolo Bonilla, an ambitious reporter sent to cover an emerging story about a brutal murderer dubbed "The Monster of Babahoyo". As Bonilla immerses himself in the case, he becomes privy to information that entices him to overstep ethical and moral boundaries, even as the threat of death breathes down his neck. "This lean and brilliantly constructed thriller is a dark realm of secrets and lies" (Salon). Includes director and star commentary, deleted scenes, alternate ending, making-of featurette, photo gallery, "Soledad" recording session, 5.1 sound, trailers, weblinks, and more. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico/Ecuador, 2004, 108 mins.
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Cuando Tejan Las Aranas
Roberto Galvadon
When a young woman returns home to Mexico after years of sexual repression in a Swiss boarding school, she walks into a life of deceits and lies punctuated by adultery, sadism, homosexuality, transvestism, drug addiction and insanity. This wildly melodramatic Mexican thriller stars Alma Muriel, Carlos Pinar and Raquel Olmedo. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1979, 106 mins.
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Dama de Noche (Lady of the Night)
Eva Lopez Sanchez
An eerie crime drama about a down and out writer who comes to the rescue of his former girlfriend, who is devastated after the accidental death of her lover. With Rafael Sanchez Navarro and Cecilia Toussaint. The DVD was digitally restored from the original film negative, with bilingual packaging and menus. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1993, 97 mins.
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Danzon
Maria Novaro
This sensual, exuberant work by the gifted Mexican director Maria Novaro tells the story of Julia (Maria Rojo), a 40-year-old telephone operator and single mother whose emotional life consists only of the danzon, a weekly ballroom dance. When her dancing partner disappears, Julia undertakes a grueling odyssey to locate him. More importantly, this search sets her on an extraordinary inner voyage. "One of the most enchanting surprises of the season" (Andrew Sarris). With Carmen Salinas, Blanca Guerra and Tito Vasconcelos. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1991, 120 mins.
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De La Calle (Streeters)
Gerardo Tort
Gerardo Tort's tale about the rough and dangerous streets of Mexico City and the denizens that call it home won 11 Mexican Academy Awards. The film's stark, gritty feel lends itself well to its story about a teenager and his girlfriend struggling to survive in an environment determined to destroy them. A gripping piece of cinema. Stars Luis Fernando Pena and Maya Zapata. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2001, 86 mins.
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Deep Crimson
Arturo Ripstein
Based on the same true-life crimes that inspired The Honeymoon Killers, this macabre, darkly humorous and ultimately frightening feature places the crimes of the Lonely Hearts Murderers in northern Mexico in the 1940s. A depressed single mother becomes involved with a thief who targets his victims through singles ads. Before long, they have teamed up and their crimes take a deadly turn. Director Arturo Ripstein "...is unafraid of offending his audience. He is going for hard truths, and approaching them through humor and a willingness to affront. His purpose is to undercut the way that movies glamorize legendary criminals..." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico/France/Spain, 1996, 109 mins.
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Deserted Seas: Desiertos Mores
Jose Luis Garcia Agraz
Jose Luis Garcia Agraz's multi-layered drama follows a successful filmmaker (Arturo Rios) as he experiences love, loss, and redemption in three distinct but overlapping storylines. Initially, Juan (Rios) is thrown into a deep depression when his wife abandons him for another man. The shock hardly has time to linger, however, before Juan's life is again uprooted by the news of his father's death. At the end of his rope, the director meets a beautiful aspiring filmmaker who might hold the key to his personal and professional future. Deserted Seas was the recipient of three Mexican Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Story. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1994 93 mins.
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Despedida de Casada
Juan de Orduna
In this passionate Mexican romance, young Raul (Carlos Estrada) and Julissa (Ana Luisa Peluffo) decide to wed, but their vanity destroys their relationship before it has even had a chance to begin. As they make plans for their separation, the couple realize that they are still in love--and make the adjustments necessary to stay together. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1968 88 mins.
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Desperado/El Mariachi Special Edition
Robert Rodriguez
This collection includes Robert Rodriguez's 1992 breakthrough, El Mariachi, a wild and funny action-comedy western made for a meager $7000 budget and so well-received it launched the director into the big time. Desperado (1995), with Antonio Banderas, is a similarly tongue-in-cheek affair, more or less an entertaining (and higher budgeted) remake of the earlier film, with Steve Buscemi, Salma Hayek and Quentin Tarantino in supporting roles. Also included in Rodriguez's first film, the 1991 short BedHead. USA, 1992/1995, 81/103 mins.
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Destrampados en Los Angeles
Victor Manuel Castro
The wake of a deceased Greek magnate is the catalyst for many laughs in this sexy, ensemble comedy. Stars Alberto Rojas, Lucila Mariscal, Manuel Ibanez, Angelica Chain. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico, 1987, 90 mins.
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Don't Fool with Love
Carlos Garcia Agraz/Jose Luis Garcia Agraz/Tomas Gutierrez Alea
The short stories of Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez inspired Don't Fool with Love, a trilogy of torrid tales steeped in the style of Marquez's magic realism. In The Two Way Mirror (Carlos Garcia Agraz, 1990, 27 mins.), a young woman about to wed the son of a prominent family discovers that she can see through time in her bedroom mirror, which begins a steamy romance with a 19th-century soldier. In Saturday Night Thief (Jose Luis Garcia Agraz, 1992, 25 mins.), a lonely woman whose husband is away finds herself strangely attracted to the bandit who breaks into her mansion. And in Far Apart (1991, 27 mins.), famed Cuban director Tomas Gutierrez Alea (Strawberry and Chocolate, Memories of Underdevelopment) spins a tragic yarn about two lovers' marriage plans that go awry one fateful night in 1956, and a letter received by the would-be bride 35 years later, leading her back. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1990-1992, 91 mins.
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Dona Barbara
Betty Kaplan
The second film adaptation of the 1929 novel by Romulo Gallegos, Dona Barbara tells of a dramatic confrontation over land and civil rights, notable for its passionate characterizations. A young lawyer, Luzardo (Jorge Perugorria) returns to his family's ranch with the intention of selling it. However, his family's secrets refuse to remain in the past, and an encounter with the reputed witch Dona Barbara soon draws him into a game of seduction. In Spanish with English subtitles. Argentina/Spain/USA, 1998, 105 mins.
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Dona Herlinda and Her Son
Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Two gay lovers--a surgeon and a student--move in with the controlling mother of the former in this delightful Mexican comedy. "Amusing, cheerfully subversive...a film to be savored regardless of one's sexual preference" (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide). "The ultimate gay homage to mom" (David Denby, New York Magazine). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1985 90 mins.
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Dona Perfecta (Miss Perfect)
Alejandro Galindo
In Alejandro Galindo's 1951 Mexican classic, a young upstart moves in with his Aunt Dona Perfecta and begins using her as a sounding board for controversial political ideas that he wishes to introduce to the town. Already irritated by his forward nature, Dona Perfecta becomes irate when the young man begins wooing her daughter. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. USA, 1951, 115 mins.
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Dos Caballeros De Espada
Arturo Martinez
Arturo Martinez's classic Mexican adventure stars Dagoberto Rodriguez and Rodolfo de Anda in the story of a famous fencer (de Anda) who is falsely accused of murder. Fleeing the law, he pledges to use his cunning and swordsmanship to clear his good name. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1964 90 mins.
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Dreaming About You
Marisa Sistach
In this coming-of-age comedy, teenaged Toto's sexual urges are mainly directed at his friend's maid, whom they both spy on. But when Toto's attractive young cousin arrives to spend a few days, his activities go beyond mere voyeurism. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1992, 90 mins.
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Duck Season
Fernando Eimbcke
Fourteen-year-old best friends Flama (Daniel Miranda) and Moko (Diego Catano) prepare for the perfect afternoon of indulgent, lazy fun in Fernando Eimbcke's likable coming-of-age tale. Unfortunately, plans involving video games and free pizza are thwarted by unexpected curveballs from pesky neighbors, obstinate delivery drivers, and power outages. "Despite its tiny canvas, Duck Season soars with all the profundity and inanity of teenage life" (Jonathan Trout, BBC). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2004, 87 mins.
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Duelo en el Desierto
Arturo Martinez
A beautiful young woman marries a retired gunfighter despite the objections of her brother in this passionate romantic drama from Mexico. The married couple retire to their family's hacienda, but it isn't long before old resentments flare up and the woman's husband finds himself on trial for the attempted murder of her brother - a crime he did not commit. Rodolfo De Anda, Fanny Cano, and Dagoberto Rodriguez star. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1964 85 mins.
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El Charro Negro
Raul de Anda
An outlaw who swindles land buyers disguises himself as a local hero--El Charro Negro--in an attempt to elude the law. When a bounty is established, it's up to the real Charro Negro to capture the swindler and clear his good name. Raul de Anda directs and stars in this adventure classic of 1940s Mexican film. Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1940 70 mins.
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El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel)
Arturo Ripstein
Legendary Mexican auteur Arturo Ripstein (Deep Crimson) directs this drama based on the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A retired colonel (Fernando Lujan) waits in vain for his government pension and travels to the docks each day dressed in his finest to wait for its delivery. Everyone in the small coastal town knows the pension will never arrive, as does the Colonel, yet he refuses to give up hope. A remarkable study of a man's inner strength that has been damaged by years of waiting. Salma Hayek appears briefly as a prostitute who has an affair with the colonel's son. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico/France/Spain, 1999, 118 mins.
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El Costo de la Vida (The Cost of Living)
Rafael Montero
A modern-day tragedy about a young middle-class couple, Miguel and Patricia, who lose their jobs due to poor economic conditions in Mexico. In order to survive, they decide to commit robberies, which result in a compelling series that deteriorates their relationship and ultimately changes their lives forever. Nominated for four Ariel Awards. With Rafael Sanchez Navarro and Alma Delfina. The DVD includes bilingual packaging and menus and bonus features,and was digitally restored from original film negatives. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1988, 95 mins.
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El Dia De Los Albaniles
Gilberto Martinez Solares
One of the biggest box office successes in all of Mexican cinema, this outrageous comedy (which translates to The Day of the Bricklayers) follows a pair of construction workers who spend most of their time flirting with local girls. What the laborers don't suspect is that their boss is planning to cash in on their life insurance policies after they die--which could be sooner than they think. With Alfonso Zayas, Luis De Alba, and Angelica Chain. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico, 1984, 90 mins.
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El Gallo de Oro (The Golden Cockerel)
Roberto Gavaldon
This recently remastered melodrama, based on a novel by Juan Rulfo with a screenplay by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Carlos Fuentes, is a classic of Mexican cinema. A poor man nurses an injured gamecock back to life and back into the ring with successful results. Wealth, fame, romance and temptation follow, as the man is lured into a questionable partnership with a greedy gambler and his mistress. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1964, 105 mins.
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El Grito (Bloody Proof)
Gabriel Beristain
Trying to break the chains of a privileged background, a woman attempts to find work as a photo-journalist, but the only job she can get is with the schlocky, sensational crime magazine, El Grito. Her assignment of taking photos of murder victims leads to an unexpected and dangerous discovery. Yareli Arizmendi (Like Water for Chocolate), Steven Bauer (Traffic), and Olivia Hussey (Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet) star in this Mexican-American co-production, shot simultaneously in Spanish and English versions. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico/USA, 2000, 99 mins.
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El Imperio de la Fortuna
Arturo Ripstein
Acclaimed filmmaker Arturo Ripstein (No One Writes to the Colonel, Deep Crimson) presents a powerful drama about a poor peasant who finds fortune in cockfighting, which leads to new wealth, corruption and tragedy as he enters the higher-stakes gambling world. Based on a story by famed Mexican writer Juan Rulfo. With Ernesto Gomez Cruz (Midaq Alley) and Blanca Guerra (Santa Sangre). Winner of 8 Ariel Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Actor (Cruz). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1986, 130 mins.
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El Manantial
This popular Mexican soap opera stars pop star Daniela Romo and features Grammy Award-winner Luis Miguel's hit song "Amor Amor Amor". It follows a bitter rivalry between two families and their ongoing feud over "El Manatial", a body of water between their respective estates. In Romeo and Juliet fashion, attractive youngsters from each of the families are irresistably drawn to one another. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico, 2002, 280 mins.
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El Mariachi
Robert Rodriguez
This film by 24-year-old director Robert Rodriguez was made for the unbelievable sum of $7,000. Rodriguez playfully evokes Peckinpah, noir westerns and Hitchcock. A maverick loner and mariachi player (Carlos Gallardo) enters a Mexican border town and is instantly confused with a stark, brutally efficient assassin (Reinol Martinez). The DVD is letterboxed, and closed-captioned, and includes a director's commentary; Robert Rodriguez's short film, Bedhead (1991, 8 mins); the featurette, "10-Minute Film School," Spanish, French and Korean subtitles; and more. In Spanish with English subtitles. USA, 1992, 80 mins.
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El Matador
Joey Medina
Jonny is a young Mexican-American who comes from a very long line of matadors - his father was gored to death by a bull after taking the animals "jewels." When a loan shark takes the bronzed balls as a payment owed by Jonny's now-dead father, Jonny takes action and begins matador training. What ensues is a comedic battle to win the prized possession back for the family. Features a special appearance by Paul Rodgiguez. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2003, 74 mins.
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El Padrecito
Miguel M. Delgado
Cantinflas stars as the new priest in a town set in its ways. Thinking he is going to take the place of their beloved priest, none of the townspeople like him. While there, he stirs up controversy with his ecclectic ways of doing things. With Angel Garasa, Rogelio Guerra, Jose Elia Moreno, Rosa Maria Vazquez, and Angelines Fernandez. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1964 130 mins.
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El Seductor
Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez
A 15-year-old boy (Antonio Horelano) learns valuable lessons about life and love when he falls head-over-heels for his 35-year-old, married neighbor (Maria Barranco) in this comedic coming-of-age tale. As his family plans their annual vacation, he comes up with a scheme to stay home and seduce his neighbor. In Spanish with English subtitles. Spain, 1995, 96 mins.
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El Tres de Copas (The Three Goblets)
Felipe Cazals
A woman comes between the friendship of two men in this award-winning western from Felipe Cazals (Canoa). Raised as brothers, Pedro and Damian (Humberto Zurita and Alejandro Camacho) travel the post-Mexican War landscape pulling whatever scams and cons they can get away with. Their loyalty to one another is tested when beautiful and mysterious Casilda (Gabriela Roel) enters their lives. Nominated for 5 Ariel Awards. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1986, 117 mins.
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Erotica
Emilio Fernandez
This was the last film directed by the acclaimed actor and filmmaker Emilio Fernandez, called "the most important single figure in Mexican cinema" by Ephraim Katz in The Film Encyclopedia. Two men commit a robbery, with one escaping while the other is captured and imprisoned. The free man takes refuge on a deserted beach, where he lives out every man's fantasy by having a passionate affair with a beautiful woman. Things take a dark turn when his former partner escapes and joins them in their seaside paradise, leading to a love triangle and disaster. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1979, 80 mins.
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Esmeralda Comes by Night
Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
A woman with five husbands is about to marry number six when she is finally charged with bigamy. But the authorities will soon discover what the men in her life already know: Esmeralda's charms are hard to resist. As her husbands conspire to break her out of jail and feminists demonstrate in her defense, it becomes clear that this is one woman who has a handle on things. A spirited satire of middle class values from one of Mexico's most successful directors, Jaime H. Hermosillo (Dona Herlinda and Her Son, Mary My Dearest). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1998, 103 mins.
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Estas Ruinas Que Ves (These Ruins That You See)
Julian Pastor
In this clever, sexy romp starring some of the biggest names in Mexican cinema, the distinguished Paco Aldebaran, a university literature professor, meets a beautiful ex-student who is engaged to another man. A delightful blend of passion, drama, and comedy. With Fernando Lujan, Blanca Guerra, and Pedro Armendariz, Jr. In Spanish with English subtitles. The DVD includes bilingual packaging and menus and bonus features,and was digitally restored from original film negatives. Mexico, 1978, 103 mins.
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Forbidden Homework
Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
In this sequel to his 1990 film Homework, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo continues to investigate voyeurism. This time the story centers on a young man whose film/video class project leads to a sexual encounter with a middle-aged woman. The tone of the film takes a dramatic turn when the true nature of their relationship is revealed. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1992, 80 mins.
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Frida
Paul Leduc
Paul Leduc's widely acclaimed, brilliantly visual tribute to the spirit and determination of Frida Kahlo, who risked her life for her art and love, and became one of the dominant painters of the 20th century. Told in surreal flashbacks reminiscent of her own canvasses, the film remarkably captures the spirit and determination of the woman who made herself into a great artist, a cultural leader, a political activist. With Ofelia Medina, Juan Jose Gurrola, Max Kerlow. Mexico, 1984, 108 mins.
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Gabino Barrera (A Man Called Gabino Barrera)
Rene Cardona
Antonio Aguilar, the acclaimed leading man from the golden age of Mexican cinema, delivers a fine performance as a man who dedicates his life to fighting for the common people in this adaptation of Robin Hood set in the Wild West. Also stars Jaime Fernandez, Maria Duval, Lisa Castro and Eleazar Garcia. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1964 88 mins.
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Gang Rules (Cholos La Ley Del Barrio)
Two rival gangs battle for control of the streets and leave a trail of blood and destruction in their path in this Mexican actioner. Stars Agustin Bernal, Eleazar Garcia and Amador Granados. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2003 90 mins.
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Gossip (Chismes De Lavaderos)
Life in a fun-filled apartment building becomes deadly in this Mexican comedy. When the building manager (and consummate ladies' man) Don Jacinto is found dead after a big neighborhood party, everyone is a suspect. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1971 90 mins.
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Herod's Law (La Ley de Herodes)
Luis Estrada
A sharp critique of Mexico's long-ruling PRI party, this dark comedy stirred a substantial amount of controversy in its native country upon release. A petty small town politician, Vargas (Damian Alcazar), receives a backwards political education when he's visited by a PRI party member, who teaches him how to rule with violence and corruption. Features director Alex Cox (Repo Man) in a cameo. Winner of 9 Ariel Awards and the Latin American Cinema Award at the Sundance Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2000, 120 mins.
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Homework (La Tarea)
Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Also known as Homework, or How Pornography Saved the Split Family from Boredom and Improved their Financial Situation, this is a daring exploration of sexuality and voyeurism. A film student secretly videotapes her rendezvous with an ex-lover, leading to unexpected consequences. Fans of Almodovar will want to check this out, along with the other works of director Jaime Humberto Hermosillo (Dona Herlinda & Her Son, Esmeralda Comes by Night), whose long and successful career has included some of Mexican cinema's boldest looks at intimate relations. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1990, 85 mins.
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Honey for Oshun
Humberto Solas
A Cuban exile (Jorge Perugorria, Like Water for Chocolate) returns to his homeland to find his mother, who abandoned him and his father when they moved to America three decades earlier. Joined by an eccentric cousin, he searches Cuba for her and learns the truth behind his past in the process. Winner of the Best Picture Ariel Award. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2001, 125 mins.
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I Love Miami
Alejandro Gonzalez Padilla
Through some ironic twist of fate, Fidel Castro gets stranded on a raft and lands on the shores of Miami like so many Cuban castaways before him. This dark comedy doesn't purport to make any political claims, only to demystify Castro, showcase Cuban-American culture, and entertain. With Juan Luis Galiardo, Ofelia Medina, Jaime Camil, and Adrian Alonso. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico/Spain, 2006, 95 mins.
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In the Country Where Nothing Happens
Maria del Carmen de Lara
In this satire of Mexican politics, a corrupt businessman is kidnapped just as his wife is sent a videotape showing him with his mistress. When the two women get together, they become friends and decide the man they have both loved is not worth saving. "Maria del Carmen de Lara converts infidelity, poverty and kidnapping into a reason to laugh" (Cinepolis). Starring Fernando Lujan (No One Writes the Colonel), Julieta Egurrola (Deep Crimson) and Maria Isasi (Lovers of the Arctic Circle). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1999, 98 mins.
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In the Middle of Nowhere
Hugo Rodriguez
Three fugitives hide out in a remote roadside diner, taking the owner, his wife and their young son hostage. As the details of their crime become clear, the owner--a former union leader--decides to confront these enemies. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1993 89 mins.
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Inspiracion
Angel Mario Huerta
Mexican soap stars Barbara Mori and Arath de la Torre star in this light romantic comedy about a teen who has to fight to win over the girl he admires. The film was a huge theatrical hit in Mexico, and Mori won MTV's 2002 "Hottest Girl" award for her performance. Mexico 2001 92 mins.
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Into the Fire
Carlos Victorica
Mexican crime drama about Max (Mark Zaror), a man who dreamt about being a cop all his life. When he finally earns a spot on the police force, however, he's horrified to learn that the crooked department doesn't share his esteem for justice and integrity. Max must decide between indirectly working for the drug lords like the rest of the police force, or taking a stand. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico/USA, 2002, 90 mins.
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Japon
Carlos Reygadas
Mexican director Carlos Reygadas' first film is an poetic, existential drama that explores life, death, truth and redemption by following a suicidal old man on his journey through the rugged, unforgiving Mexican landscape. Shot on grainy 16mm, Japon features beautiful, lush landscapes and is reminiscent of Herzog and Tarkovsky in its power. "A confident and achieved debut" (J. Hoberman, Village Voice). The DVD is letterboxed and includes a behind-the-scenes documentary, an interview with Carlos Reygadas, and the theatrical trailer. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico/Spain, 2002, 122 mins.
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Kino: The Legend of the Black Priest
Felipe Cazals
Nominated for 11 Ariel Awards (the Mexican version of the Oscar), Kino tells the remarkable true epic story of a priest sent by Spain's Queen Isabella to explore the New World and coming into conflict with the Catholic Church, Spanish soldiers, Indians and forces of nature. Padre Kino's endurance and bravery made him legendary and eventually led to his consideration for sainthood. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1993, 109 mins.
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La Bien Pagada
Alberto Gout
Dancer, singer and actress Maria Antonieta Pons shows the sensual qualities that made her a star in this popular film of its era. A love triangle develops when a beautiful young woman, married to a much older man, re-ignites a passionate affair with a former boyfriend. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1947, 120 mins.
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La Clave 7 (Code 7)
Jorge Reynoso Martinez
After the death of several Drug Enforcement Agency officers at the hands of drug lord Pedro Aviles, the Mexican government implements Code 7, a ferocious operation to take him down. Unfortunately, the powerful Aviles has friends in high places and refuses to be taken without a fight. Stars Isabel Quibrera, Jorge Reynoso, Fernando Saenz and Edna Bolkan. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2001, 115 mins.
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La Clave 7 - 2 (Code 7 - 2: The Sequel)
Jorge Reynoso Martinez
The hunters become the hunted in this sequel to La Clave 7, which followed the Mexican government's plan to eradicate the Mexican drug lord, Pedro Aviles. After Aviles' death, his friends and allies form a new gang to avenge him and target everyone who had a hand in La Clave 7 (Code 7). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2003, 95 mins.
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La Clave de la Muerte (Code of Death)
Javier Montano
A son seeks vengeance after his father is assassinated by a Mexican drug cartel for possessing information against them. But first, he must find a computer disk containing said information. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2003 88 mins.
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La Clave del Diablo (Code of the Devil)
In this high-action Mexican thriller, a terrorist needs an unsuspecting "mule" to illegally transport uranium into the United States. None his regulars fit the profile, so he chooses his father's good friend, Arturo. When Arturo realizes that he's being used, he must fight for his family's survival. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2002, 94 mins.
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La Muerte del Pelavacas
Enrique Murillo
In this dramatic Mexican production, a small town, working-class employee lives day to day in despair due to that fact that he is forbidden to court a landowner's beautiful daughter. When he decides to get a job that would help his situation, but harm most big landowners, a hit is put out on him. With Carlos Cardan, Luis Gatica, Sergio Goyri, and Jorge Vargas. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2003, 90 mins.
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La Mujer de Benjamin (Benjamin’s Woman)
Carlos Carrera
This well-crafted and intelligent movie with a critically acclaimed ensemble cast details the conflict and frustration that can arise out of unfulfilled desire. Natividad, a beautiful young woman, dreams of leaving her small town behind and traveling the world, but she needs help in achieving her goal. Is her best bet the handsome deliveryman, Leandro, or the middle-aged, somewhat slow-witted Benjamin, who is secretly in love with her? Acting on his friends' ill-advised suggestion, Benjamin kidnaps Natividad in hopes of forcing her to love him. With Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Arcelia Ramirez, Malena Doria, and Juan Carlos Colombo. The DVD comes with bilingual packaging and menus, and bonus features, and was digitally restored from original film negatives. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1991, 93 mins.
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La Puetra Negra
Sergio Vejar
A loopy but charming fable from Mexico, about a horse breeder's attempts to steal his rival's pedigree while simultaneously protecting his three daughters from an aggressive trio of suitors. Chock full of slapstick moments and hilarious misunderstandings, Sergio Vejar's film is a classic of Spanish-language comedy. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1988 90 mins.
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La Tregua (The Truce)
Alfonso Priego
The second of two attempts by Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Priego to adapt the bestseller by acclaimed Uruguayan writer Mario Benedetti, this romantic drama describes a brief but poignant love affair between a retiring widower and his beautiful young secretary. Their blossoming relationship allows the older man to achieve a new level of openness, and to more effectively communicate with his adult-aged children. With Gonzalo Vega and Guillermo Murray. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 2003 101 mins.
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La Usurpadora
The popular Latin American telenovela La Usurpadora stars Venezuelan beauty Gabriela Spanic in the story of two woman who reach a startling agreement. The women, who are physically identical in every way, decide to swap lifestyles. The more cold-hearted of the two convinces the other to stand in for her, allowing her to desert her husband and family. Spanic dazzles in the challenging duel role. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico, 1998, 403 mins.
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La Vida Conyugal (Married Life)
Carlos Carrera
A curious black comedy about love, marriage and infidelity from the director of the award-winning film, The Crime of Padre Amaro. The moment that Jacqueline and Nicholas were married, they knew it was a mistake. Forty years later, they are still together and the only passion in the marriage comes from the hatred they inspire in each other. Through the years, each has taken many lovers, but Jacqueline goes one step further when she tries to inspire her lovers to kill her husband. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1993, 95 mins.
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La Virgen De La Lujaria (The Virgin of Lust)
Arturo Ripstein
Directed by legendary filmmaker Arturo Ripstein (Deep Crimson, The Crime of Padre Amaro), this bold and sensuous drama stars Luis Felipe Tovar as a sex-obsessed waiter whose encounter with a sadistic prostitute (Ariadne Gil) quickly ensnares him in a thorny relationship. Nacho (Tovar) begins taking increasingly bolder steps to win Lola's (Gil) heart, and it isn't long before he's contemplating a daring assassination attempt. Ripstein's detailed evocation of 1940's Mexico and his psychologically probing camerawork make this an unforgettable addition to his oeuvre. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2002, 140 mins.
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Las 4 Milpas (The Four Corn Patches)
Ramon Pereda
The diverse history of love is celebrated in this lighthearted musical set in the idyllic Mexican countryside. Features the musical talents of Cuco Sanchez, Antonio Bribiesca, Maira Antonieta Pons, and Manuel Amelio. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1960 90 mins.
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Las Calles Del D.F.
This lyrical omnibus film presents a complex view of contemporary life in Mexico City through a series of nine vignettes, dealing with themes of corruption, abduction, abuse, and racism. Featuring protagonists from all walks of life, the film is a compact but expressive portrait of the world's most densely populated city. Mexico, 2006, 88 mins.
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Las Sombra Del Sahuaro (The Shadow of Sahuaro)
Eduardo Barraza
Eduardo Barraza's gritty urban drama tells the true story of famed Mexican drug dealer Ricardo Lopez, here renamed Sahuaro and played by soap star Eduardo Santamarina. As Sahuaro rises to prominence in the Mexico city drug trade, he finds himself at odds with his brother, a prosperous businessman who's critical of his successes. Jesus Ochoa and Marco Perez co-star in an action drama that made a splash at the Mexican box office. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2004 154 mins.
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The Last Call
Carlos Garcia Agraz
For actor Gilberto Cortes, nothing is more important than his young son Mario. But when this model father takes on the role of Vanlentin Sanchez in the play Bandera Negra, his life takes a turn far more dramatic than any part he has performed on the stage or screen. Gilberto's attachment to the play becomes so strong that it seems to shape his relationship with his son. As Mario grows from a boy to a young man, a tragic turn of events leaves him condemned and his father fighting for his salvation. Alberto Estrella (Salon Mexico) stars in this powerful drama from director Carlos Garcia Agraz, whose acclaimed debut Mi querido Tom Mix was nominated for Mexico's Silver Ariel as Best First Feature. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1996, 94 mins.
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Like Water for Chocolate
Alfonso Arau
Immensely popular, magical story of a young girl whose cooking is infused with her emotions as she prepares her meals. Unrequited passions, changing political situations and madness emerge in this highly entertaining, sensual and funny story. Written by Laura Esquivel and directed by her husband. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1992, 105 mins.
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Llamenme Mike (Call Me Mike)
Alfredo Gurrola
A corrupt cop is sent to prison for stealing a stash of drugs from a group smugglers. While in jail, he is beaten so badly that he becomes delusional. Now believing that he is a detective from his favorite American pulp crime novel, the cop escapes captivity to fight the imagined communist conspiracy against him. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1979, 94 mins.
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Lo Que Importa es Vivir (Living is What Matters)
Luis Alcoriza
A passionate drama about a handsome wanderer in search of himself and his struggle to remain true to his values. En route to the seacoast, he stops at the run-down ranch of a disenchanted lawyer and his beautiful alcoholic wife, leading to a series of unforeseen events. With Gonzalo Vega, Maria Rojo, and Ernesto Gomez Cruz. The DVD comes with bilingual packaging and menus, and bonus features, and was digitally restored from original film negatives. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1987, 117 mins.
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Lola (Novaro)
Maria Novaro
The stunning feature debut of one of Mexico's leading female directors, Maria Novaro, offering a fresh perspective on motherhood, a prominent theme in Latin American cinema. Lola is a young mother abandoned by the rock singer who fathered her daughter. Lonely and trapped in a life she did not choose, Lola vacillates back and forth between guilty responsibility and careless denial. A Berlin International Film Festival winner, Lola is a dark, daring drama of great truth and insight. "A significant debut in contemporary cinema" (Variety). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1990, 93 mins.
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Lolo
Francisco Athie
A teenager's impoverished life takes an even more tragic turn in this devastating portrait of economic desperation in Mexico. What little Lolo has is taken away when he is robbed and beaten, then fired from his job at the local foundry for missing work. A confrontation with a local money lender leads to violence, from which Lolo can never turn back. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1992, 88 mins.
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Los Debutantes
Andres Waissbluth
Four characters - a pair of orphaned brothers, an underworld boss, and a nightclub stripper - find their lives intersecting in an alluring and dangerous fashion in this moody Mexican thriller which transpires over different time frames and from different points of view. Sylvio, the older of the two brothers, takes Victor to Don Pascual's club to help him lose his virginity. While visiting the club, Silvio is fortunate enough to receive a handsome job offer, but the introduction of the sexy Gracia runs the boys afoul of Don Pascual. Mexico 115 mins.
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Los Tres Malditos
Jorge Reynoso, Fernando Saenz, and Leo Bucio star as a trio of assassins -- all family members -- who are pitted against each other when one of them kills the wife of one of the others. A bloody, spirited action film that takes place across the entire region of Michoacan. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2002 87 mins.
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A Lost Year
Gerardo Lara
The student protest movements in Mexico during the 1970s set the backdrop for this story of friendship and liberation. Two young women come of age in a time of sexual freedom, drug experimentation and political consciousness, falling in love with the same boy along the way. Starring Vanessa Bauche (Amores Perros) and Tiare Scanda (Midaq Alley). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1993, 91 mins.
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Lucia, Lucia
Antonio Serrano
Comedy and suspense fuse delightfully in this offbeat mystery about a woman whose life is thrown for a loop when her husband suddenly disappears without a trace. Lucia (Cecilia Roth, All About My Mother) provides bizarre and often intentionally misleading narration as she embarks on a strange, complicated quest to find her hubby. Along the way, she learns of her husband's dark secrets and finds a love of her own. "An exhilarating celebration of the possibilities of love and friendship" (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times). The DVD includes both letterboxed and full-screen versions, a director and writer's commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and more. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2003, 109 mins.
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The Magic Hour (Entre la Tarde y la Noche)
Oscar Blancarte
Facing turmoil in both her personal and professional lives, a writer (Angelica Aragon) returns to her hometown to revisit the places that brought her the most joy in childhood. While there, she uncovers secrets from her past that, if known at an earlier age, would have dramatically changed her life. Winner of the Best Film Award at the Portugal International Film Festival and an Honorable Mention at the 2002 New York Latin Film festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1999, 95 mins.
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The Mansion of Madness
Juan Lopez Moctezuma
Juan Lopez Moctezuma crafted this adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe short story in the spirit of Alejandro Jodorowsky's surrealist masterpiece El Topo, and not coincidentally the two films share many of the same cast and crew (Moctezuma himself was a producer on Jodorowsky's cult epic). The film is set in a crumbling 19th century sanitarium that's being run by its own inmates. A clever journalist discovers the rouse, but is quickly put on trial by a frenzied cabal. Includes featurette on Juan Lopez Moctezuma, interview with Guillermo del Toro, trailer, and stills gallery. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1971 85 mins.
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Matando Cabos
Alejandro Lozano
This critically and financially successful comedy from Mexico revolves around the kidnapping of a rich tycoon, Oscar Cabos (Pedero Armendariz Jr.), who may or may not have been kidnapped by his soon to be son-in-law (Tony Dalton). After a case of mistaken identity, two groups of kidnappers both claim to have the real Cabos. But who's going to get the money? Film Threat says this is an "extremely funny, skillfully plotted and cleverly directed comedy." In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2004, 94 mins.
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Me Cai De La Nube (My Fall from the Clouds)
Arturo Martinez
A poor rancher learns to overcome the unfortunate realities of life in this heartfelt Mexican drama. Upon falling in love with a beautiful woman from the village, the rancher discovers that his feelings are unrequited due to his extreme poverty. Although poor, he is rich in heart and he tries everything in his power to win her affections. Stars Cornelio Reyna and Sonia Amelio. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1974, 80 mins.
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The Midnight Stallion (Caballo Prieto Azabache)
Rene Cardona
One of the biggest names from the golden age of Mexican cinema, Antonio Aguilar, stars in this classic western. Told in a flashback, the film follows an aging horse breeder's memories about the Mexican Civil War and when his kindness to a young Pancho Villa eventually served to save his life. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1965 90 mins.
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Misericordia
Zacarias Gomez Urquiza
Sara Garcia, Carmen Montejo, and Anita Blanch lead a talented ensemble cast in this Mexican classic about the power of love and spiritual faith. Though penniless, Dona Francisca, Obdulia, and their maid Benigna manage to get by on the strength of their devotion. When a blind beggar and a sickly gentleman lean on the women for support, their kindness and faith in god helps see them through hard times. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Spain 1953 85 mins.
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Munecas de Media Noche
Alberto Rojas
In this sexy Mexican version of Some Like it Hot, Jorge Rivero stars as a man who mistakenly believes he's dying. Wanting to get it all over with, he hires a gangster to kill him. When he realizes he's not dying after all, he goes into hiding to avoid his killers. He dresses in drag and hides in a nightclub. Once there, he falls in love with a beautiful bar girl, leading to many complications. Watch for Rivero's entertaining take-off on Rudolph Valentino. With Isela Vega, Sasha Montenegro, Carmen Salinas, Rebeca Silva, Rafael Inclan, Armando Silvestre, and Loco Valdes. In Spanish. Mexico, 1978, 90 mins.
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The Mystery of the Trinidad
Jose Luis Garcia Agraz
A multiple Ariel Award-winner (the Mexican equivalent of the Oscars), this epic drama chronicles the efforts of a young treasure hunter to locate the remains of a sunken 17th century Spanish galleon. Following in the footsteps of his father Joaquin, Juan (Eduardo Palomo) sets out to recover a bounty of dubloons from the vessel. But as he retraces the route that proved perilous for the 74-year-old Joaquin, the trip assumes greater poignancy. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2003 95 mins.
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Narcos Y Perros
Fernando Duran
A young cop is lured by money and power into the Mexican drug trade in this taut thriller reminiscent of Traffic. With levels of corruption reaching from the U.S./Mexico border patrol agents all the way up to the highest levels of the government, he soon finds that he has entered a dangerous world where there is no escape. Stars John Solis, Vanessa Del Rocio, Fernado Saenz, Rafael Goyri and Lupillo Rivera. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2001, 100 mins.
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Narcos Y Perros 2 (Drug Wars 2: The Sequel)
Javier Montano
The sequel to Mexico's examination of the temptations of the drug trade, Narcos Y Perros, finds the ex-cop turned drug smuggler Gabriel (John Solis) in jail and his best friend and ally dead. After a daring escape, Gabriel forms a new gang to avenge his friend's death, which escalates the Drug War to new heights. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2003, 100 mins.
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Narcos y Perros I & II
Fernando Duran
A double-header of blockbuster action films from Mexico. Narcos y Perros I (Fernando Duran, 2000, 100 mins.) explores the violent world of drug trafficking by focusing on the conflict between gangsters and law enforcement officals. John Solis and Fernando Saez star in a gritty urban drama of money, power, and brutal revenge. Narcos y Perros II (Fernando Duran, 2001, 80 mins.) ups the ante of its predecessor by chronicling the formation of a new gang of thugs. The Drug Wars spill over into a bloody family feud in an electrifying and action-packed sequel. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2000, 2001 180 mins.
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Novia Que Te Vea (Like a Bride)
Guita Schyfter
Two young women experience conflicts between their traditional Mexican-Jewish community and modern Mexican society in the 1960's in this award-winning coming-of-age drama. As each attempts to follow their dreams and loves, they must face the conservative attitudes that inhibit their families. Stars Claudette Maille (Before Night Falls) and Angelica Aragon (Zapata). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1993 115 mins.
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On the Air
Juan Carlos de Llaca
At the end of the '60s, disc jockey Alberto faces a crossroads in his life as his psychedelic radio station is about to be shut down and his marriage is falling apart. During his last broadcast, he takes a trip down Memory Lane, thinking back to a love affair that once offered the promise of freedom and happiness that he now finds only in music. Daniel Giminez Cacho (No One Writes to the Colonel) tops the cast in this film nominated for eight Ariel Awards, including Best Picture. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1995, 86 mins.
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez's mythic, guitar-playing gunslinger, El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas), returns in the third chapter of the maverick director's violent and stylish Western saga. Resigned to a life of isolation after the death of his wife (Salma Hayek) and daughter, El Mariachi is lured out of hiding by a crooked CIA agent (Johnny Depp) who needs the skilled gunman to foil an assassination plot against the president of Mexico, which has been conceived by an evil kingpin (Willem Dafoe). Also stars Ruben Blades, Eva Mendes, Cheech Marin, Mickey Rourke, Enrique Iglesias, Gerardo Vigil, Pedro Armendariz, Jr., and Marco Leonardi. The DVD is letterboxed, and closed-captioned, and includes a French language track and subtitles; a commentary by Robert Rodriguez; deleted scenes; multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes; DVD-ROM features and more. In English. USA, 2003, 102 mins.
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Optic Fiber (Fibra Optica)
Francisco Athie
The murder of a prominent union leader pulls a young journalist and the chief suspect's lawyer into a growing web of deception and murder. This second feature from the director of Lolo was nominated for seven Ariel Awards and won for Best Screenplay and Best Sound. Roberto Sosa (Lolo, Alex Cox's Highway Patrolman) and Lumi Cavazos (Like Water for Chocolate, Bottle Rocket) top the cast. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1998, 105 mins.
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Otilia Rauda, La Mujer Del Puerto
Dana Rotberg
Gabriela Canudas plays Otilia, a young woman with an unusual appearance that some find attractive and others reject. In this tragedy, Otilia's desire for love leads her from alienation to a relationship that holds disastrous consequences. In Spanish without subtitles. Mexico 2001 110 mins.
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The Passion of Berenice
Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
This Jaime Humberto Hermosillo film, which won a handful of 1976 Ariel Awards, weaves a unique web of passion and suspense. Young Berenice (Martha Navarro) is a mystery to her fellow townspeople. A recent widow, she lives with her godmother and has a scar across her face. She and her sickly godmother, a moneylender, leave their home only on Sundays and then only to go to church and to the movies. Through a chance meeting, however, Berenice meets Rodrigo, a handsome young doctor who awakens her dormant passions. As they begin an affair, it becomes clear to him that Berenice harbors some secrets. The DVD is widescreen, with English and Spanish language tracks, and includes biographies. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1976, 115 mins.
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Piedras Verdes
Angel Flores Torres
After a hardscrabble life as an orphaned youngster, Mariana (Vanessa Bauche, Amores Perros) finds herself disowned by her adopted mother at the age of eighteen. The feisty young woman hits the streets and begins living a high-risk, fast-paced lifestyle with an ambitious drug dealer (Juan Claudio Retes) who meets a bad end. It isn't until a calming, spiritual man named Sebastian (Osvaldo Benavides) takes her under his wing that Mariana finds the path that will lead her to salvation. Director Angel Flores Torres breaks from music video direction to helm this stylish melodrama, which is bolstered by the music of Cafe Tacuba. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2001 95 mins.
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Por Si No Te Vuelvo a Ver (If I Never See You Again)
Juan Pablo Villasenor
A compelling, funny, and moving film about life, death, and the quest for happiness. An elderly quintet of Mexican bolero musicians escapes from a nursing home to fulfill a common dream of playing their music in public. Along the way they confront the police, drug lords, nursing home authorities, their families, and everyone else determined to destroy their only chance to perform. DVD has bilingual packaging and menus, bonus features, and was digitally restored from original film negatives. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1997, 97 mins.
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Psychosis
Sonia Valentin
The interactions between the doctors and patients in a mental ward and the intense feelings of fear, rage, hate, jealousy, and obsession that drive them through their days are realistically detailed in this four-part anthology. Stars Alba Nydia Diaz, Flor Nunez and Sonia Valetin. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2004, 160 mins.
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Quinceanera
Alfredo B. Crevenna
An upcoming debutante's ball is the backdrop for a story of three young ladies coming of age, the social rivalries of their families, and looming tragedy. Juicy Mexican melodrama starring Martha Mijares, Teresa Velazquez, and Maricruz Olivier. The DVD is letterboxed, and includes original theatrical trailer; biographical information on Teresa Velazquez, Maricruz Olivier, and Alberto B. Crevenna. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1958, 130 mins.
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Regalo Caro (High Priced Gift)
El Chacha eventually becomes the most powerful druglord in Mexico after a fierce confrontation with the police and a betrayal by his partner, Mariano. For his birthday, the other druglords pay their respects in extravagant presents, but El Chacha's faithful servant, Barbarino, has no money. Instead, he decides to bring El Chacha the ultimate present: the head of Mariano. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2002, 91 mins.
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Real Time (Tiempo Real)
Fabrizio Prada
Listed in Guiness World Records as the first one-take movie in film history, like its title implies, this film is set in real time. Time and its continuous actions are captured by a hidden camera that serves as an additional character, walking by their side, climbing on autos, running, entering and leaving homes without a single cut during the entire movie, achieving a continual sequence of 86 minutes. A band of thieves, disguised with security uniforms and with the help of an inside man, rob money from an armored truck. Motivated by the woman of one of them, the two leaders have more ambitious plans: end up with all of the money if they survive. With Jorge Castillo, Raul Santamaria, Laura Leticia Valenzuela, Adriana Monica Lavalle, and Pedro Waldo Facco. The DVD is letterboxed and includes previews and optional English and Spanish subtitles. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2002 86 mins.
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Regalo Caro (High Priced Gift)
El Chacha eventually becomes the most powerful druglord in Mexico after a fierce confrontation with the police and a betrayal by his partner, Mariano. For his birthday, the other druglords pay their respects in extravagant presents, but El Chacha's faithful servant, Barbarino, has no money. Instead, he decides to bring El Chacha the ultimate present: the head of Mariano. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 2002 91 mins.
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Return to Sender
Carlos Carrera
Living quietly and very much alone, aging bachelor Andres is disturbed by the loud parties thrown by his young neighbor, Mariana. When he alerts the police to one of her gatherings, she plots a cruel revenge. Mariana begins sending Andres anonymous love letters, inventing a desperate, suicidal secret admirer for the old man. Concerned and intrigued, he hires a private detective to locate the phantom woman. The deception turns even more cruel when the detective hires a prostitute to play the writer of the letters. Despite her obvious contempt for him, Andres falls in love with the prostitute. Meanwhile, his neighbor finds herself involved in an unrequited love affair as heartless as her own hoax. Fernando Torre Laphame's unforgettable performance as the tormented Andres won him Best Actor honors at the Mexican Academy Awards. Carlos Carrera also won for Best Direction and was nominated in the same category at the Venice Film Festival. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1994, 97 mins.
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The Revenge of G.B. (La Venganza de Gabino Barrera)
Rene Cardona
Antonio Aguilar returns as the social revolutionary Gabino in this classic Mexican western. When an escaped convict kills Gabino's wife, Gabino turns his sights towards revenge. Also stars Irma Serrano, Eleazar Garcia and Eric Del Castillo. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico 1967 87 mins.
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Rio Escondido
Emilio Fernandez
A brave young teacher (Maria Felix) travels to the desert town of Rio Escondido in hopes of educating the poorest of the town's inhabitants. But she finds that the evil mayor Regino Sandoval (Lopez Moctezuma) is a force to be reckoned with--his refusal to hydrate the area has led to widespread drought and starvation. Emilio Fernandez directed this early classic of Mexican cinema. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1948 110 mins.
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Rosalinda
Rolando Aguilar
A young historian arrives in a small Mexican town with a map which he believes holds the key to a great fortune, but when he meets the beautiful Rosalinda (Maria Antonieta Pons) his attention shifts to wresting her away from a crude pearl diver. Their rivalry leads to a confrontation in which the mystery of the treasure is unexpectedly revealed. Mexico 1945.
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Saint Lucifer (Santo Luzbel)
Miguel Sabido
Miguel Sobido's Mexican Academy Award-winning film dramatizes the conflict that arises between a group of Nahuatl Mexican Indians and the local Catholic orthodoxy. A thinly veiled allusion to the revolt in Chiapas, the story follows the Nahuatl's efforts to stage a performance of The Adoration of the King, a play considered blasphemous by church officials. DVD includes biographies, English and Spanish menu options, and trailers. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1997, 99 mins.
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Salon Mexico
Jose Luis Garcia Agraz
The glamor and romance of a popular 1930's dance hall are replaced by violence and mystery when dancer Maria and her lover Paco kill each other during a terrible fight. Inspector Castellon is called in to investigate the deaths, tracing the couple's stormy and passionate past as he interviews those who knew them. Based on Emilio Fernandez's 1948 classic of Mexican cinema, Salon Mexico is a fabulous melodrama told in flashbacks that build in dramatic tension. Nominated for ten Mexican Academy Awards, the film features the brilliant camera work of acclaimed cinematographer Carlos Marcovich (director of Who the Hell is Juliette?) and fine performances from veteran actress Maria Rojo (Esmeralda Comes By Night) and Alberto Estrella (Ultima Llamada). With its exquisite period detail and richly layered plot, Salon Mexico is a splendid retelling of a riveting story. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1994, 110 mins.
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Sendero Mortal (Deadly Road)
Javier Montano
In Javier Montano's creepy Spanish-language horror film, a series of murders on an isolated road go unsolved until the brother of one of the victims decides to find the killer himself. With Mario Almada, Arturo Peniche, and Kate del Castillo. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1999 90 mins.
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Such Is Life
Arturo Ripstein
Arturo Ripstein, one of Mexico's most outstanding filmmakers, updated the Greek tragedy Medea for this award-winning tale about women suffering in a man's world. Poor and uneducated, Julia lives in a seedy barrio in Mexico City where she practices homeopathic medicine and performs abortions to support her family. When her husband abandons her for another woman, Julia's world crumbles. She's thrown out of her apartment by her landlord--soon to be her husband's new father-in-law--and might lose her children. With the help of her godmother, she plans to take revenge on her low-life, opportunistic husband. Shot mostly on hand-held DV, Such Is Life, or Asi es la Vida, is a timeless tale crafted in a contemporary style. "Innovative" (Village Voice). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2000, 98 mins.
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Survival (Supervivencia)
Sergio Goyri
A reporter goes undercover with a group of laborers to investigate the mysterious disappearance of immigrants crossing the Mexican-American border. During the crossing, they're attacked by Texan rancheros with ties to the Klu Klux Klan, who take her hostage. Stars Sergio Goyri, who also directed. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1992, 90 mins.
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Tacos al Carbón
Alejandro Galindo
This hilarious Mexican comedy classic follows the meteoric rise and fall of a man (Mexican star Vicente Fernandez) who goes from street taco vendor to entrepreneur of Mexico City's largest chain of taquerias. The film offers an authentic glimpse of life in the barrios of Mexico City during the early 1970's. With Nadia Milton, Sonia Amelio, and Ana Martin. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico, 1971, 103 mins.
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Tan Bueno el Giro como el Colorado (One’s the Same as Another)
Jaime Salvador
A colorful, western musical from Mexico. Two young girls from feuding towns escape from boarding school in time for the annual festivals of their villages. Intent not to go back to school, each girl plots to win the heart of the other's brother. Veteran actor Luis Aguilar heads the cast of this lighthearted entertainment with nine songs. The DVD is letterboxed, and includes original theatrical trailer, poster gallery, Luis Aguilar and Jaime Salvador bios. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1957, 120 mins.
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Terror y Encajes Negros (Terror and Lace)
Luis Alcoriza
A woman has a deadly encounter with a part-time church clarinetist with an unusual fetish in this unsettling and quite scary Mexican slasher film. Isobel (Maribel Guardia, Miss Costa Rica 1978) dons her sexiest black lingerie in anticipation of a meeting with her lover. Her rendezvous is thwarted by her deranged neighbor with a female hair fetish who wants to add her locks to his collection of scalps. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico/Spain, 1986, 95 mins.
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Til Death (Hasta Morir)
Fernando Sarinana
This uncompromising social drama depicts the violent lives of two Mexican street kids, whose friendship is destroyed in an act of betrayal. After killing a market security guard, "El Boy" flees the city and hides. In his absence, Mauricio impersonates his friend and sells his aunt's mortgage papers to a fence. Confrontation is inevitable when "El Boy" returns. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1995, 90 mins.
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Tivoli: Uncut and Uncensored
Alberto Isaac
A nostalgic film on the infamous Tivoli Theater, which had its heyday in the 1940s and early 1950s Mexico City, and a re-creation of the city's nightlife which has disappeared forever. The theater showcases burlesque performances with incredible costumes and sets, seductive stripteases, and comedic variety acts. A plan to tear down the theater by politicians and city officials is met with resistance by the entertainers. With Alfonso Arau, Lyn May, Pancho Cordova, Carmen Salinas, and Harapos. The DVD includes bilingual packaging and menus and bonus features, and was digitally restored from original film negatives. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1974, 115 mins.
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To Love Too Much (Demasiado Amor)
Ernesto Rimoch
Beatriz and her sister Laura have been planning for years to leave Mexico and open a boarding house in Spain. When Laura leaves first though, the shy Beatriz is left alone for the first time. She begins a series of casual affairs to cope with her loneliness and discovers her hidden sexuality and inner beauty. Karina Gidi won a Best Actress Award at the Guadalahara Mexican Film Festival for her portrayal of Beatriz. Mexico/Spain, 2001, 100 mins.
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Todos Los Hombres Son Iguales (All Men Are the Same)
Manuel Gomez Pereira
When a pilot discovers his ex-wife with another man on the plane that he is captaining, he prepares to crash it. Luckily, two male passengers calm the pilot down and enable him to land without injury. The incident draws the three divorcees together and soon they are sharing an apartment, but not before vowing to let no woman stay in their home. Of course, everything changes when their sexy, young maid arrives. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1994, 98 mins.
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Toros, Amor Y Gloria
Raul de Anda
A hardworking young man elevates himself from humble chauffer to renowned bullfighter in this classic of Mexican cinema. Despite his success, however, he is a source of great anguish to his elderly mother, who worries for his safety and prays to the Virgin of Guadalupe each time he steps into the ring . A sensitively wrought study of conflicting values in mid-century Mexico. Mexico 1944.
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Tres Mexicanos Ardientes
Gilberto Martinez Solares
A voluptuous model proves too much for three men to handle in an outrageous Mexican comedy from director Gilberto Martinez Solares. When an advertising director finds that his salary isn't enough to meet the demands of his luxurious model-girlfriend, he enlists the help of two buddies who agree to share their wealth in exchange for an allottment of time with his Latina lover. Alfonso Zayas and Lina Santos star in a zany and ribald comedy treat. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1986 80 mins.
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Untamed Women
Alberto Isaac
Frustrated by their confined existences and of being mistreated by their husbands, four housewives from a small Mexican town leave their husbands and children behind as they try to build new and more satisfying lives. They find work and adventure in a Guadalajara cabaret, though danger looms when one of the women becomes involved with a drug dealer. Some stolen money offers another chance for freedom in Los Angeles, but one determined husband will not give up his search for the woman who abandoned him. Patricia Reyes Spindola, Regina Orozco, Lourdes Elizarraras and Jose Alonso star in this captivating tale of women rebelling against the expectations of a male-dominated society. The film was nominated for 14 Mexican Academy Awards and won honors for supporting actress Margarita Isabel and editor Carlos Savage. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1995, 116 mins.
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Viaje a La Luna
Fernando Cortes
German "Tin-Tan" Valdez and Sergio Corona star in a screwball farce about a popular entertainer who's kidnapped by his agent as a publicity stunt. The singer is mistakenly deposed at an asylum for the insane, where he meets a variety of colorful characters who are convinced that they're actually famous historical figures. Featuring an ensemble cast of talented Mexican comedians, Fernando Cortes's zany film is a rare treat. In Spanish WITH NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Mexico 1958 80 mins.
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Vidas Errantes (Wandering Lives)
Juan Antonio de la Riva
Francisco and his young assistant dedicate themselves to traveling from town to town exhibiting movies. With the gains that they make from the projection of films, Francisco constructs a movie theatre in the outskirts of one of the towns. Loosely based on the director's own life, the film wonderfully portrays the beauty of the countryside and the flavor of small-town living, poignantly conveying a universal love of cinema. With Eugenia D'Silva, Josefina Gonzalez, Ignacio Guadalupe, and Jose Carlos Ruiz. The DVD includes bilingual packaging and menus, bonus features, digitally restored from original film negatives. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1984, 90 mins.
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Vintage Model (Modelo Antiguo)
Raul Araiza
Silvia Pinal stars as Carmen, the lonely host of a self-help radio show who must come to terms with old romances and relationships after being told that she only has a short time left to live. Upon hearing the news, Carmen decides to hire a chauffeur to drive her around Mexico City to visit people and places from her past. The chauffeur ends up breathing new life into the destitute woman though, showing her the true meaning of happiness. Also stars Alonso Echanove, who won a Silver Ariel Award for Best Actor for his role as the chauffeur. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1992, 95 mins.
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Violet Perfume (Perfume de Violetas)
Marisa Sistach
"A touching tale with a mortifying climax" (Philip French, Guardian), this award-winning Mexican drama surrounds young Yessica (Ximena Ayala), who while barely a teen is raped by a stranger with her own stepbrother's help. Afterwards, her mother continues to neglect her and her peers mock her openly, leading to an emotional breakdown that threatens the only thing that matters in her life--her best friend. Set in Mexico City, Perfume de Violetas is as much about one troubled girl as it is about societal neglect and gender oppression. Winner of Ariel Awards for Best Actress, Art Direction, Costume Design, Screenplay (Jose Buil) and Supporting Actress (Arcelia Ramirez). In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2001, 90 mins.
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When Our Children Leave (Cuando Los Hijos Se Van)
Julian Soler
Inspired by the free love and freedom of expression and ideas that blossomed in the late 1960's, a young man and his two sisters leave their strict, conservative Catholic home to follow their dreams and find their place in the world. A hit at the Mexican box office. Stars Alberto Vazquez, Amparo Rivelles and Alicia Bonet. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1969, 90 mins.
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Which Way Por Favor?
Mick Diener
Mexico's idyllic Pacific coast sets the perfect stage for the romantic adventures in this comedy drama. Four travelers experience the trip of a lifetime when they stop in the small coastal village of Yelepa, where they find both love and confrontations with the villagers, American expatriates and each other. The DVD is letterboxed, and includes Spanish subtitles, a director's commentary and deleted scenes. With music by Carlos Santana. Mexico, 2003, 98 mins.
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Who the Hell Is Juliette?
Carlos Marcovich
In this bold film, partly a documentary and partly a carefully constructed narrative, 16-year-old Yuliet Ortega presents herself and her world proudly to the camera. Free-spirited, yet street-wise from her childhood in a Havana barrio, she knows how to use her sexual wiles and is unashamed about prostituting herself, which she sees simply as a matter of survival. A meeting with Mexican model Fabiola Quiroz opens doors to a possible new, and far more glamorous, life for her. Director Carlos Marcovich infuses this true-life story with plenty of visual pizazz and structural playfulness. Actress/model Salma Hayek also appears in the film. Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 1997, 91 mins.
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Y Tu Mama Tambien
Alfonso Cuaron
This funny, highly sexual road film was a great critical and popular success. Alfonso Cuaron fully indulges the bawdy, youthful humor and frank sex scenes while subtly commenting on modern Mexico's economic and social barriers. Gael Garcia Bernal (Amores Perros) and Diego Luna (Before Night Falls) play two sex-obsessed teenagers who convince the beautiful wife (Maribel Verdu of Goya in Bordeaux) of Luna's cousin to join them on a getaway to the beach. The older, heartbroken woman teaches the boys about emotional and physical honesty as they pass through a rather desolate roadside world. "...raunchy, smart, ebullient, melancholy, insightful, surprising, funny, frank and sexy as all get-out" (Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune). Original unrated theatrical version. In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2001, 105 mins.
DVD | $37.95