7 professional poker players compete for 10 million pesos. When one of them falls dead all become suspects, being forced to spend a long evening until the police discovers who is the murderer.
A group of mariachis receives a letter to be part of the National Mariachi Contest in Mexico City. In order to be able to win they will need to travel together and solve their differences since their prime was 30 years ago.
How far does a soccer fan goes for his beloved national team? Mariano Cárdenas will risk his job, wife and family to support his soccer team during the World Cup qualifiers.
Juan Perez is a wizard who begins to remember how he lost his head, after an economic crisis in the Circus where he works, he promises to mount a spectacular act of beheading that it could again return it to its glory years. But without any fifth in the bag and with time running out to build a machine is forced to rob a real guillotine without this weighs a terrible curse.
A famous drug kingpin escapes from prison. The mexican president wants him back in jail whereas the U.S. government wants him dead.
Café paraíso ("Paradise Café") is a 2008 Mexican short film directed and written by Alonso Ruizpalacios. The film won the "Mayahuel Award" for "Best Mexican Short Film" at the Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival
Principal actor Tenoch Huerta Mejía won "Best Actor" at the Short Short Film Festival in Mexico City for his role as Gallo in the film.
Tequila in Mexico, 1940s: Honor and dignity come first here. The town is protecting a certain secret. In spite of all prohibitions, Antonio, a respected young landowner, has an affair with Lola, his uncle Vicent's young wife. She is sexually dissatisfied from her older husband. Also butler's young daughter Milagros is in love with him and sees him when he leaves Lola's room after they had sex. She threatens him to disclose the secret.
While leading a police investigation of a massacre in a public school at the border of Mexico and U.S.A, special Agent Emanuel Ritter links this strange case to the coming and rising of the ancient demon Belzebuth. But in order to stop the trail of upcoming infanticides, Ritter shall have to confront himself before dealing with the forces of good and evil.
A rural boy comes back to his town to discover that nothing is as it used to be.
A father in search of how to help his sick daughter.
After spending seven years in jail, Carlos tries to start a quiet new life. However, fate leads him to return to his old occupation: counterfeiting money.
Carmen and Alfredo live a happy, quiet life in the suburbs surrounded by friends and family. After Alfredo receives a promotion, the two move away to Mexico City where they immediately feel the social pressure of being overweight in a bustling metropolis full of beautiful people. Taking the initiative, Carmen convinces her husband to join her in losing weight, but their relationship is put to the test when Alfredo’s program yields far better results than Carmen’s. From award-winning director Marianna Chenillo comes a touching comedy about how true beauty comes from the inside and paradise is closer to home than you might think.
Potosi, a rural town in Latin America, is the crossfire of the ravaging that has devastated the north of the country. An accident along a deserted road connects three stories, an 82 year old goat herder that has not shot his gun in 40 years, a woman who is a victim of domestic violence and a humble peasant living on guard to protect his family from the country’s war against organized crime.
Antonio and Bertha are an elderly couple, about 90 years old who find themselves in trouble when social security pensions are suspended due to a financial and social crisis in the country where they live. Given the fact that their children have not visited them in many years they are confronted with the need to survive alone. The couple is forced to sell their belongings and sustain themselves selling food on the street orstealing. The lives of the two elderly people change when their son Jonas and grandson Paco, absent from their lives for over a decade, appear unexpectedly once again.
Roger Ramirez is an experienced stock car racer in Mexico. The team that leads the current season offers him to join their ranks and with it, the opportunity to race abroad. His decision means abandoning the team and the people who have supported him to get where he is.
Is a thriller that mixes different genres and styles, from comedy to Mexican wrestling films. It follows the story of a cop with a reputation for being an idiot who jumps on the trail of a missing girl, discovering that his best friend is involved. Along the way they encounter a series of strange characters, typical inhabitants of Mexico City. Everything takes place in a day, from morning to night.
A psychotic US marine becomes an agent of chaos in a village in southern Mexico during a social uprising. On his journey towards Death, he discovers the truth behind a local tragedy involving a mysterious pregnant girl, and decides to do something about it... but gets it all wrong.
Two hired assassins working for a Mexican cartel are faced with something unimaginable: they get to custody a 10-years-old girl, the daughter of the head of their rival clan, who has kidnapped the son of their boss. The situation is terrible: or an exchange takes place, or somebody will have to carry out a job that no amount of blood on their hands could ever have prepared them for.
La hora de Salvador Romero
Armed with plenty of defiant optimism, this elderly woman prepares a birthday party, grapples with her husband and even rescues a wedding that is about not to happen.
Martin, a child of the 21st century, through his telescope discovers Doctor Funes, the inventor of a formula to become young again and the envy of Doctor Moebius, who also wants to regain his youth. Martin goes to visit old Funes, but instead finds twelve year old Pablo, whom he shelters in his house without telling his parents what is going on. Pablo turns the biology teacher into a baby girl with a pacifier, and a group of the elderly into children. Martin dreams of a world of only children, but Doctor Moebius steals the formula, not knowing that its effects are unpredictable.
When Martin's car breaks down in the middle of the desert, he has no choice but to head off across the empty landscape to look for help. Along the road he happens upon a mysterious brothel. He has no choice but to go there. But when he goes inside he unknowingly is drawn into a fateful game of chance. In this suspenseful film from Mexico, not everything is what it seems.
The Black Falcon is no longer in his glory years a wrestler since his brother left him. When his brother returns, this may be his last chance to fix both his professional and personal live.
While traveling on vacation in the Mexican jungle, three young friends, witness the murder of a group of indigenous peasants.
Agent Jesus Juarez (aka Chucho) has always played the Devil in his town's Nativity Play. This Christmas, when the new pastor of the church recasts the role, the two men engage in a battle between good and evil.
Four 22 year-olds on a Mexican road trip seem bound for disaster until they, and their trip, are unexpectedly redeemed by a series of miraculous events.
A disgruntled Mexican cop is forced to work with a teenage hacker to hunt down the criminals who killed his wife, and dismantle their operation.
Feature film located at the beginning of the 20th-century which tells the story of the town "La Esperanza", whose dying mining boom receives a fatal blow.
Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.
Omar gets an office job at Relotech, where he becomes the boss's favourite, which is great, until it’s not.
Based on Mexico's current criminal climate, EL CÁRTEL is a rare look into the values and practices of the world's most intriguing and enigmatic industry - the multi-billion dollar business of drug trafficking. When Jules Land, a naïve business journalist, approaches Mexico's most notorious drug cartel and requests an audience with its leader, a one-time-priest turned murderous cutthroat, he quickl
Zambrano is a young criminal with the only hope of joining the legendary prison American football team known as The Dogs of Santa Martha. His hopes end up involving him with organized crime since The Dogs, who are also known as The 4th Company, a squadron of inmates at the service of the administration that controls the jail, its vice and its privileges. Corruption and crime have no limits; they ravage the city with car thefts, bank robberies and other crimes under the auspices of the authorities, the story takes place during the López Portillo presidency and his men.
Jimmy Morales is a young fighter with a short career but with a promising future in the world of boxing. One night, after watching a movie, he witnesses a cold-blooded murder committed by Germán Corona, a known gangster of the neighborhood. Their eyes meet, Jimmy fears the worst, but the murderer runs away inexplicably. From that moment, a peculiar relationship between the boxer and gangster develop.
There is a blackout in Mexico City. In the darkness some people are abandoned by God (their conscience) and commit a transgression (murder and infidelity). When the lights come on, conscious of what they have done, they must atone for their sin.
They are not wild and crazy anymore, or at least they think so. Now, thanks to an offer nobody can't refuse, they will try to recapture that old rock and roll magic and give themselves a second chance.
A fatalistic car crash in Mexico City sets off a chain of events in the lives of three persons: a young man aching to run off with his sister-in-law, a supermodel, and a homeless man. Their lives are catapulted into unforeseen circumstances instigated by the seemingly inconsequential destiny of a dog.
It's 1994 in Mexico, the nation was witnessing a turbulent year since its beginnings. An indigenous rebellion shakes the country. Three months later, the ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered during a rally in Tijuana. The country is concerned. Nobody knows who's behind this event, it all points to a conspiracy. Andrés Vázquez, an intelligence expert, is commissioned to lead a secret investigation parallel to the official government issued one. But another expert agent, el Seco, has received orders to wipe out all witnesses and get rid of the evidence surrounding the candidate's murder. As Andrés begins putting the pieces of this intricate puzzle together and comes closer to the truth, he realizes he's also putting his life and that of his loved ones in peril.
In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United States and dreams about being a great singer; he commits all the required atrocities to be accepted by the gang: la Mara Salvatrucha. Sabina and Jovany crashed with the most adverse conditions at the border like white slavery, the Mexican and American migratory agents Burrona and Patrick, the brothel matron Doña Lita, Don Nico the Mexican Consul in Tecún Umán, the drug trafficking networks, the army and la Mara Salvatrucha.
A Texas cop, whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who was promised a better life in America also becomes a victim.
This is not another standard biopic about Frida Kahlo. “Two Fridas” is a poetic film, based on the relation between the Mexican painter and the Costa Rican nurse Judith, who took care of Frida during the final years of her life.
Ramiro is a theater actor who lives estranged from his father and half brother. One morning, he runs into a suicide, who says he is an evil omen. Despite Ramiro´s efforts, the young man dies before his eyes, which leads him to believe that he has caught his bad luck. From then on, his life turns upside down, at the same time as he gets together with his family to fulfill his father´s last wish: to find the love of his life and say goodbye to her.
Benjamin Garcia, Benny is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the drug business, in which he has for the first time in his life, a spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very soon he will discover that criminal life does not always keep its promises.
With Christmas approaching, Santa Claus has to contend with the fact that the North Pole is melting and find a way to rid the holiday of its capitalist nature.
Mexican director Enrique Begne's drama Two Embraces (AKA Dos Abrazos, 2007) follows four lonely and disenfranchised urbanites in contemporary Mexico City: a preteen boy under tremendous emotional strain, the pretty cashier with whom he is infatuated, an enraged and embittered cabbie, and the estranged daughter of one of his fares. Per the film's title, these characters pair off, finding unexpected hope and salvation in one another.
A young girl recounts her girlhood and eventual marriage to a general of the Mexican revolution. by one of the most outstanding writers of the new feminist Mexican literature, it is at once a haunting novel of one woman's life and a powerful account of post-revolutionary Mexico from a female perspective.