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Güeros 2014 15

106 mins Mexico Director. Alonso Ruizpalacios

Jim Jarmusch and Spike Lee are in the flesh of this lively first feature, a successful experiment in technical skill and personal charm. Tomàs (Sebastián Aguirre) is sent to his elder brother Sombra (Tenoch Huerta), a student who has designs on Ana (Ilse Salas). At Tomàs insistence, they decide to track down a singer from their childhood who, they claim, "once made Dylan cry".

So begins a road trip framed by Alonzo Ruizpalacios as a playful, ambitious and jokey quest that's not afraid to make mordant social comment.

The cast brings pace and purpose, helping the director's wilder visions to work.

There's a nice line in self-detriment too, as one character slams Mexican director who, "grab a bunch of beggars, shoot in black-and-white and say they're making art films."

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Directed by

Alonso Ruizpalacios

Featuring

Alfonso Charpener

Leonardo Ortizgris

Ilse Salas

Sebastián Aguirre

Tenoch Huerta Mejía

Genres

Drama

Certificate

15 strong language

Released

2014

Country

Mexico

Language

Spanish

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