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Using digital video and a skeleton crew, master filmmaker Arturo Ripstein boldly reworks the ancient Greek drama Medea, employing a dizzying array of flashbacks and Brechtian devices. The film focuses on Julia (Arcelia Ramirez) who works as an homeopathic doctor. Lovelorn and embittered, she learns that her husband, a failed boxer named Nicolas, has dumped her in favor of a younger woman, Raquel (Francesca Guillen), the daughter of local slumlord La Marrana (Ernesto Yanez). To make matters worse, Nicolas wants to take the kids, while at the same time La Marrana evicts Julia from her modest abode. Julia's growing thirst for vengeance is furthered by her godmother who believes that all men should be castrated. This film was screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast

Arcelia Ramirez
as Julia
Patricia Reyes Spindola
as Adela, The Godmother
Ernesto Yanez
as La Marrana
Martha Aura
as The Patient
Alejandra Montoya
as Teenager

Crew

Arturo Ripstein
Director
Laura Imperiale
Producer
Jorge Sanchez
Producer
Alvaro Garnica
Producer
Alicia Paz Garciadiego
Screenwriter
Guillermo Granillo
Cinematographer
Leoncio Lara
Composer (Music Score)
David Mansfield
Composer (Music Score)
Thierry Forte
Co-producer
Jose Maria Morales
Co-producer
Antonio Diego
Sound/Sound Designer
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