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El Bulto


In the late 1960s and early '70s, the Mexican government endured a number of student riots, which it put down with overwhelming military force. Many were killed, and many more were injured. Only now is this long-suppressed history being allowed to be alluded to in Mexican movies. In this story, Lauro was a journalist covering the riots in 1971 when he is hit on the head and goes into a coma for almost twenty years. During that time, his children scathingly refer to him as "el bulto," (the baggage...more