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Red Dawn (1989)

Rojo amanecer (original title)
A Claustrophobic experience which involves a Mexican middle class family into the atrocities made by wild and heartless army forces whose main objective seems to be students who do not permit the 1968's Olimpic games' to develop normally.

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Jorge Fons
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Héctor Bonilla ... Humberto
María Rojo ... Alicia
Jorge Fegán Jorge Fegán ... Don Roque
Ademar Arau Ademar Arau ... Carlos
Demián Bichir ... Jorge (as Demian Bichir)
Bruno Bichir ... Sergio
Marta Aura ... Neighbor woman
Eduardo Palomo Eduardo Palomo ... Injured Boy
Carlos Cardán Carlos Cardán ... Second lieutenant
Leonor Bonilla Leonor Bonilla ... Girl
Paloma Robles Paloma Robles ... Graciela
Simón Guevara Simón Guevara ... Boy 1
Sergio Sánchez Sergio Sánchez ... Boy 2
Roberto Sosa ... Soldier
Santiago Allende Santiago Allende ... Student 1
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Storyline

Mexico City, October 2, 1968. Ten days before the Olympic Games a small student revolt turns into major political turmoil. A demonstration in Tlatelolco, the largest housing complex in the city, becomes an extremely tense situation. A typical middle-class Mexican family is tragically involved in the events, when the protest is brutally put down by the army and hundreds of people are killed in the square in front of their apartment building. Written by Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 1990 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Bengalas en el cielo See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Before the military attack we see a clock with the word "Quartz" on its face. In Mexico, electronic clocks were not in common use until the 1970s. See more »

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DVD version adds 15 minutes of footage to the theatrical version. very violent scenes for the time See more »

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A perfect tragedy
2 March 2002 | by rezo_por_vosSee all my reviews

Jorge Fons is one of the best movie directors in Mexico. His filmography is full of excellent stories, like "Caridad" y "El Callejón de los Milagros". But, in this case, the story touches every mexican person. This film was made underground, at a moment when democratic aperture in Mexico was only a dream. Everyone involved in it took a high risk, and won. Tha actors and producers made an excellent work. "Rojo Amanecer" is one of the reasons why we are proud of our weak film industry.


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