Un argumento débil, fotografía terrible, actuaciones mediocres y por tanto una dirección que deja mucho qué desear. Si bien la peli parece tener muy buenas intenciones de ser una cosa propositiva, el resultado termina siendo decepcionante.
Bernal has good intentions with the story but the film falls short on many aspects. At times it's awkwardly amateurish - directing, acting, editing, photography... He is also a much much better actor when in someone else's direction.
Aparte de la fotografía (que está muy mal lograda), creo que el título está bien justificado en la historia: inconsciencia, discriminación, irresponsabilidad, incongruencia... Un buen retrato de la parte joven de la burguesía mexicana en la actualidad.
Ahead of its time by a few years. I disagree with the MUBI take on this film. It's not only an unsympathetic look at the "Bourgeousie". The same lack of sympathy is awarded each character in the film. If anything Bernal's film is an indictment of lust and the chase for a rush that rules all of society today.
A subtle movie with a big point to make about race relations in modern day Mexico between the indigenous/mestizo people and white upper class. On the surface things seem respectful but also awkward. Just add some tension to unfold these historical animosities and we get Deficit.
As a Mixtiza, I was very disappointed by this film. It was meant 2 target the light skinned Mexicans. It was a movie that most light skinned Mexicans saw & liked. I didn't like it because Gael Gracia Bernal somehow made this movie about himself. Need proof, there's a magazine article that mentions him as a hot mexican icon in the background in the office. what was that story about Mofa? This movie lost its point.