El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor, a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake el Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case.
Filmed in 1992 and being Robert Rodriquez’s film debut this is a film about a guitar player whom walk into town at the same time a gangster shoots up some dudes in a bar wearing same clothes so at first it’s a case of Mistaken identity but then I believe the Mariachi guy just kind of falls into the role of the renegade assassin that takes out the man running the streets or so he thinks... falling in love with the bosses girl... I thought this film was poetic, romantic and tragic all at the same time... I got a kick out of a scene where the dude’s in Domino’s tub as she holds a gun on him and forces him to sing... the song he sings was racy but supposedly an original of his... the film starred Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Peter Marquardt and Reinol Martinez. An interesting look at a criminal organization no necessarily organized, a raw slice of life piece if independent structure and I feel well paced for it's low budget. I recommend to see.