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For his sophomore effort, Drama/Mex, writer-director Gerardo Naranjo (Malachance) juxtaposes three back-to-back stories, set in the once lush and exclusive - now over-commercialized and garish - resort town of Acapulco, over the course of the same long, hot night. Naranjo mounts an experimental narrative structure, with each successive tale set backward in time just prior to the end of the last story - a "relay-style" structural experimentation that mirrors and recalls Fernando Mereilles's City of God). The first tale involves a thief Chano (Emilio Valdés who crops up and threatens the sanctity of ex-girlfriend Fernanda's (Diana García) relationship with Gonzalo (Juan Pablo Castañeda), even breaking into her house to win her back. In the second story, someone tips Gonzalo off that Fernanda has been seen kissing Chano in a crowded restaurant. In desperation, Gonzalo hires a mariachi band and serenades Fernanda outside of her house. The third tale concerns Jaime (Fernando Becerril) who, after lifting the company payroll and using part of it to rent a beachfront property, contemplates suicide - until a relationship with an equally dishonest fifteen-year-old runway and scam artist, Tigrillo (Miriana Moro) grants him a new lease on life. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:July 11, 2007

Crew

Gerardo Naranjo
Director
Miriana Moro
Producer
Santiago Paredes
Producer
Gabriel Garcia
Producer
Gerardo Naranjo
Screenwriter
Tobias Datum
Cinematographer
Lynn Fainchtein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Julio Preciado
Composer (Music Score)
Yibran Asuad
Editor
Claudio Castelli
Production Designer
Diego Luna
Executive Producer
Renato Ornelas
Executive Producer
Pablo Cruz
Executive Producer
Gabriel Garcia
Executive Producer
Yibran Asuad
Executive Producer
Gael García Bernal
Executive Producer
Kyzza Terrazas
Executive Producer
Annai Ramos
Costume Designer
Gabriel Reyna
Sound/Sound Designer
Alejandro Reza
Casting
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