El Callejón de los
|This film, aka Midaq Alley, is the most
decorated film in the history of Mexico, having won 49
International awards. . For the "I hate subtitles,
give me action anytime, where is the skin" readers,
there is even brief breast exposure from gorgeous Salma
rest, this is a wonderful film about life in Mexico City.
It centers on the story of three people, each told
separately and sequentially, who all live and interact in
Callejón de los Milagros.
Hayek's bare breast is seen briefly, but close up
in good light.
|We have a
bar owner with a wife he has grown tired of and abuses, a
son he doesn't approve of, and two daughters he never
sees. He has suddenly started an affair with a young man
in a nearby shop. The second character is an old maid in
search of a man. The third is a young virgin (Salma
Hayek) who feels abandoned when her true love leaves for
the USA to make enough money to marry her. She ends up a
call girl, and addicted to drugs.
||This film is not as
dark as the above makes it sound. There is much humor
along the way, and wonderful characters shown in the act
of being human. The cinemaphotography is superb, where
every single frame is suitable for hanging on your wall.
There is a dearth of English
language reviews for this film. The DVD transfer is very
good. If this is your sort of genre, see this film.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it off the chart at 8.1.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
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