With Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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86 Metascore

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 15,870 | Gross: $21.67M

2. Miss Bala (2011)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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79 Metascore

After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding.

Director: Gerardo Naranjo | Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Noé Hernández, Irene Azuela, Jose Yenque

Votes: 8,211

3. The Untamed (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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72 Metascore

A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Eden Villavicencio

Votes: 3,778 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

6.7
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70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 24,809 | Gross: $0.62M

5. El Narco (2010)

NC-17 | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Joaquín Cosio, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo

Votes: 7,377

6. Battle in Heaven (2005)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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56 Metascore

Marcos lusts after his boss's promiscuous daughter, but after botching an extortion scheme, he becomes wracked with guilt.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz, David Bornstein

Votes: 5,704 | Gross: $0.07M

7. Silent Light (2007)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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79 Metascore

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall

Votes: 5,514 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Dance with the Devil (1997)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.3
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A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross, Aimee Graham

Votes: 7,461

9. Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives. The story takes place mostly in two apartments across the street from ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Serrano | Stars: Demián Bichir, Susana Zabaleta, Jorge Salinas, Cecilia Suárez

Votes: 2,221

10. Para vestir santos (2004)

5 min | Drama, Short

7.0
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Doña Consuelo constantly listens to old Don Chema's nasty comments about her daughter Cristina's unmarried state. But little do they know that Cristina has a pleasant secret.

Director: Armando Casas | Stars: Claudia Goytia, Víctor Hugo Arana, María Dolores Oliva, Gastón Melo

Votes: 32

11. Leap Year (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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71 Metascore

Laura's personal life consists of one affair after another. She meets Arturo and the pair enter into an intense, violent sexual relationship. As days go by, Laura crosses out the days on a calendar, revealing her secret past to her lover.

Director: Michael Rowe | Stars: Mónica Del Carmen, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Armando Hernández, Diego Chas

Votes: 2,224

12. Sólo con Tu Pareja (1991)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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61 Metascore

A womanizer is falsely diagnosed with AIDS by a jealous lover and falls in love with a woman equally suicidal as he.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Claudia Ramírez, Luis de Icaza, Astrid Hadad

Votes: 3,039 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Japón (2002)

R | 122 min | Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, Yolanda Villa, Martín Serrano

Votes: 3,014

14. The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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60 Metascore

Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia, Angélica Aragón

Votes: 12,334 | Gross: $5.71M

15. Matando Cabos (2004)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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44 Metascore

A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot.

Director: Alejandro Lozano | Stars: Tony Dalton, Ana Claudia Talancón, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Kristoff

Votes: 4,265 | Gross: $0.13M

16. Midaq Alley (1995)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

7.4
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Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Fons | Stars: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo, Salma Hayek, Bruno Bichir

Votes: 2,567

17. A Day Without a Mexican (2004)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

4.7
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30 Metascore

When a mysterious fog surrounds the boundaries of California, there is a communication breakdown and all the Mexicans disappear, affecting the economy and the state stops working missing the Mexican workers and dwellers.

Director: Sergio Arau | Stars: Caroline Aaron, Tony Abatemarco, Melinda Allen, Frankie J. Allison

Votes: 2,988 | Gross: $4.18M

18. The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Herrera, Joaquín Cosio, Osvaldo Benavides

Votes: 4,043

19. Güeros (2014)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

Tomas is too much for his lone mother so she sends him to live with his older brother Federico, aka Sombra, in Mexico City.

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios | Stars: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris

Votes: 3,047

20. Herod's Law (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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64 Metascore

Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova, Juan Carlos Colombo

Votes: 4,304

21. The 4th Company (2016)

109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Zambrano is a juvenile offender that when arrives to the penitentiary only longs to join a football team, Los Perros. Such illusion ends up involving him with the organized crime under the ... See full summary »

Directors: Mitzi Vanessa Arreola, Amir Galván Cervera | Stars: Adrian Ladron, Andoni Gracia, Hernán Mendoza, Gabino Rodríguez

Votes: 570

22. The Golden Dream (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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74 Metascore

A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

Director: Diego Quemada-Díez | Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

Votes: 4,119

23. La mitad del mundo (2009)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The sexual awakening of Mingo, a young man of 25 years old with a mental disability, brings him both popularity and problems. When this charismatic and imaginative poet assumes his new role... See full summary »

Directors: Jaime Ruiz Ibáñez, Jaime Ruiz Ibáñez | Stars: Luisa Huertas, Hansel Ramírez, Susana Salazar, Ignacio Guadalupe

Votes: 83

24. A Thousand Clouds of Peace (2003)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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35 Metascore

Gerardo, a 17-year old guy has just finished his relationship with Bruno and starts wandering hopeless through the streets of the city. In his wandering he's tortured by images: each ... See full summary »

Director: Julián Hernández | Stars: Juan Carlos Ortuño, Juan Carlos Torres, Salvador Alvarez, Gloria Andrade

Votes: 415

25. Poison for the Fairies (1986)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada | Stars: Ana Patricia Rojo, Elsa María Gutiérrez, Leonor Llausás, Carmen Stein

Votes: 1,287

26. La otra conquista (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

6.7
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It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico. "The Other Conquest" opens with the infamous massacre of the Aztecs at the ... See full summary »

Director: Salvador Carrasco | Stars: Damián Delgado, José Carlos Rodríguez, Elpidia Carrillo, Iñaki Aierra

Votes: 1,085 | Gross: $0.89M

27. The Truce (2003)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

4.0
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A lonely man in his fifties finds once again love in the arms of a young woman.

Director: Alfonso Rosas Priego hijo | Stars: Gonzalo Vega, Adriana Fonseca, Guillermo Murray, Rodrigo Vidal

Votes: 105

28. Backyard (2009)

122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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The true story of the border town of Juarez, Mexico where since the mid-1990s thousands of women have gone missing or turned up as sun-burnt corpses in the desert. Can new police captain Blanca Bravo stop the savagery?

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Ana de la Reguera, Asur Zagada, Marco Pérez, Ivan Cortes

Votes: 1,388

29. Raging Sun, Raging Sky (2009)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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A story of love, sex and destiny, by director Julian Hernandez. Youthful Kieri and Ryo share a deep and passionate love for each other. Kieri sets off in search of his soul mate after Ryo ... See full summary »

Director: Julián Hernández | Stars: Jorge Becerra, Javier Oliván, Guillermo Villegas, Giovanna Zacarías

Votes: 353

30. Broken Sky (2006)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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35 Metascore

Two students, Gerardo and Jonas, are in love. However, Jonas becomes obsessed with another boy, which leads to Gerardo moving into arms of Sergio.

Director: Julián Hernández | Stars: Miguel Ángel Hoppe, Fernando Arroyo, Alejandro Rojo, Ignacio Pereda

Votes: 1,102 | Gross: $0.03M

31. Duck Season (2004)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: Diego Cataño, Daniel Miranda, Enrique Arreola, Danny Perea

Votes: 3,620 | Gross: $0.15M

32. Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Sistach | Stars: Ximena Ayala, Nancy Gutiérrez, Arcelia Ramírez, María Rojo

Votes: 927

33. Cabeza de Vaca (1990)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico.

Director: Nicolás Echevarría | Stars: Juan Diego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Roberto Sosa, Carlos Castañón

Votes: 1,003 | Gross: $0.79M

34. Only God Knows (2006)

115 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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On a lark in Tijuana, a carefree Brazilian art student crosses paths with a brooding Mexican journalist, sparking a cascade of events across both Mexico and Brazil. As Dolores and Damián discover an intimate love and a mysterious spiritual heritage, they struggle with ever more costly choices.

Director: Carlos Bolado | Stars: Diego Luna, Alice Braga, Damián Alcázar, Maria Alves

Votes: 780

35. Deep Crimson (1996)

114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Regina Orozco, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Sherlyn, Giovani Florido

Votes: 1,477

36. Trémulo (2015)

20 min | Short, Romance

7.9
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Carlos sweeps and mops the floor of an old-time barbershop. The day before Independence Day, among the customers is Julio. Their eyes meet, and when the barbershop closes Julio comes back ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Fiesco | Stars: Benny Emmanuel, Axel Arenas, Alfonso Bravo, Pascacio López

Votes: 259

37. Club Sandwich (2013)

R | 82 min | Comedy

6.3
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Hector and his young mother Paloma go on vacation. Out of season their hotel is deserted. They spend their days sitting on the edge of the swimming pool. Then attractive Jazmin arrives and we see how Paloma loses her son to a summer fling.

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: María Renée Prudencio, Lucio Giménez Cacho, Danae Reynaud, Carolina Politi

Votes: 816

38. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 4,989 | Gross: $2.08M

39. Nicotina (2003)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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49 Metascore

A real-time dark comedy about a science geek who tangles with a clutch of Russian gangsters after he delivers them the wrong computer disk.

Director: Hugo Rodríguez | Stars: Diego Luna, Marta Belaustegui, Rosa María Bianchi, Rafael Inclán

Votes: 3,326 | Gross: $0.80M

40. Un embrujo (1998)

130 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Set in Mexico during the 30's, a young boy falls in love with his elementary school teacher.

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Blanca Guerra, Mario Zaragoza, Daniel Acuña, Luis Fernando Peña

Votes: 208

41. Cumbia callera (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

6.0
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Framed by the high mountain chains that surround the city of Monterrey (Mexico), three youngsters live passions and dilemmas, roaming between the steep slums and the luxury districts, ... See full summary »

Director: René Villarreal | Stars: Fernanda García Castañeda, Oliver Cantú Lozano, Andul Zambrano, Emma Mirthala Cantú

Votes: 222

42. Atrocious (2010)

R | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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Two teenage siblings endure a terrifying experience while investigating a rural legend near their family's vacation home.

Director: Fernando Barreda Luna | Stars: Cristian Valencia, Clara Moraleda, Chus Pereiro, Sergi Martin

Votes: 4,626

43. The Darkest Days of Us (2017)

97 min | Drama

7.4
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Ana returns to her hometown of Tijuana after many years away. If her sister's death is only a fragmented memory, her childhood home is a real and conflicting presence.

Director: Astrid Rondero | Stars: Sophie Alexander-Katz, Florencia Ríos, Adolfo Madera, Felipe Tututi

Votes: 36

44. Quemar las naves (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. Her 19 year old daughter Helena dreams of traveling the world and learns foreign languages at home and wishes she could ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Franco Alba | Stars: Irene Azuela, Ángel Onésimo Nevares, Claudette Maillé, Bernardo Benítez

Votes: 679

45. Fuera del cielo (2006)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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In the devastated urban landscape of Mexico City, in the course of a day, the lives of a handful of characters intertwine.

Director: Javier 'Fox' Patrón | Stars: Demián Bichir, Armando Hernández, Damián Alcázar, Dolores Heredia

Votes: 461

46. The Amazing Catfish (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce | Stars: Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén

Votes: 1,565 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Blue Eyelids (2007)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Marina wins a paradise vacation for two, but when she realizes that she has no one to bring along, she decides to invite a stranger named Victor. The pair soon discovers that true love depends more on compatibility rather than idyllic scenery.

Director: Ernesto Contreras | Stars: Cecilia Suárez, Enrique Arreola, Magali Boysselle, Armando Casas

Votes: 656

48. No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

6.6
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Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Fernando Luján, Marisa Paredes, Salma Hayek, Rafael Inclán

Votes: 982

49. The Journey (1992)

R | 142 min | Drama

7.1
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A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his latin American essence.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Walter Quiroz, Soledad Alfaro, Ricardo Bartis, Christina Becerra

Votes: 588

50. Oedipo alcalde (1996)

100 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Set amidst the rebel wars (representing the Theban plagues) of contemporary Colombia, young Mayor Edipo must mediate a peace deal between conflicting guerrilla groups and the army. It is ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Alí Triana | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos

Votes: 273


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