Thursday, March 19, 1998

El lugar sin limites

/ / MX / 1978 / Ripstein, Arturo / / drama
Lugar sin limites, El / Hell Without Limits. PC: Conacine Dos. P: Francisco del Villar. D: Arturo Ripstein. SC: Arturo Ripstein, José Emilio Pachero - based on the novel by José Donoso. DP: Miguel Garzón. CAST: Roberto Cobo (La Manuela), Lucha Villa, Ana Martín, Gonzalo Vega, Julian Pastor. 110’. Colour. Academy. Worn, faded print with English subtitles. Viewed in Helsinki, SEA, Cinema Orion, Thursday 19 March 1998. * I was happy to leave after the first 45 minutes of the film. - It is like a canned play, taking place in a limited number of interiors, recorded by a static camera. La Manuela is the transvestite who keeps a bordello together with his daughter La Japonita close to the border of Mexico. They are drawn to the brutal macho called Pancho.

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