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    Without a Trace (Sin Dejar Huella)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by David Annandale on February 27th, 2004

    

    Synopsis

    Two young women, each with their own problems. Marilu is a con artist, currently involvedwith selling fake Mayan art. She has to deal with the Mexican police, and one officer inparticular, who has carnal designs on her. Aurelia is coming to the end of her maternity leave,and is facing going back to work at a sweatshop. Said sweathshop is in an area where some 250women have already been killed by a serial killer. Aurelia steals her drug-dealer boyfriend’s stashand money, and…
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    Herod’s Law (La Ley De Herodes)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by David Annandale on February 23rd, 2004

    

    Synopsis

    After the mayor of a tiny hamlet is decapitated by an irate populace, the Powers That Be(mindful of an upcoming election) decide to appoint a total moron as temporary mayor. Thetheory is that an idiot won’t get himself into trouble. The idiot they find is Juan Vargas (DamiánAlcázar), who arrives with his wife and a head filled with plans to do good things for thecommunity. We all know what is paved with good intentions, though, and confronted with acomplete lack of funds, o…
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    Dust to Dust (Por La Libre)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by David Annandale on February 12th, 2004

    

    Synopsis

    Osvaldo Benavides and Rodrigo Cachero are two very different cousins. One is clean-cut, theother is a stoner. They hate each other’s guts, much to the despair of their grandfrather (XavierMasse). But the old man is wily, even in death, and thanks to his will, the two cousins musttravel together to Acapulco to scatter Masse’s ashes in the sea. This is yet another instance ofhow lively and vibrant contemporary cinema is. Neatly observed characterizations all round.


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