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5 Ratings

Angel of Fire

Ángel de fuego

Directed by Dana Rotberg
Mexico, 1992


Circus-born Alma has an affair with her ill father and is pregnant by him. Shunned by her peers, she takes to the streets as a fire-eater and joins up with a marionette troupe, led by Refugio. She then works with the leader’s puppeteer son Sacramento to put on performances of Old Testament stories.

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Angel of Fire Directed by Dana Rotberg

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1992 | Directors' Fortnight

Ariel Awards (Mexico)

1993 | Nominee: Best Latin-American Film

Havana Film Festival

1992 | Winner: Best Production Design

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