Director Antonio Banderas's reflective sophomore drama follows nascent poet Miguelito (Alberto Amarilla) and his best friends, Paco (FÃ©lix GÃ³mez) and Babirusa (RaÃºl ArÃ©valo), as they confront their pasts and ponder their futures while coming of age in 1970s-era southern Spain. Based on the novel by author Antonio Soler, the story centers largely on Miguelito's relationship with the beautiful Luli (MarÃa Ruiz) and his struggle to move beyond his youthful indiscretions. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010
Essentially a tale of romance mixed in with a dash of politics, this engrossing story involves Engracia (Victoria Abril), a young Mexican prostitute working just south of the border with the U.S., and two American border guards who are among her clients: Mitch (Scott Wilson), a tough, go-by-the-book Anglo who has no deep affection for Mexicans, and Chuck (Jeff Delgar), an idealistic new border guard who has yet to learn the ropes. In a few instances, the film exposes the prejudice against Mexicans, but otherwise, politics is secondary to what happens next. Chuck falls in love with Engracia, and the two get married in Mexico -- and then he smuggles her across the border that he himself has been hired to guard. Sure enough, the vile Mitch gets into the act and quite clearly, both Chuck and Engracia are heading for trouble. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide
Type: Post | Date: Monday, Sep 26, 2011
I've waited 30 years to see this film... but why?
Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jul 14, 2011
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