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85 Ratings

Herod's Law

La ley de Herodes

Directed by Luis Estrada
Mexico, 1999


Set in the late 1940s in the remote, thoroughly backwards village of San Pedro de los Saguaros, the film focuses on Vargas, a petty politician who had the dubious honor of being appointed town mayor after his predecessor was decapitated for corruption by an angry mob.

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Herod's Law Directed by Luis Estrada

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2000 | Winner: Latin America Cinema Award

Ariel Awards (Mexico)

2000 | 10 wins including: Golden Ariel

2000 | 4 nominations including: Best Original Score

Valladolid International Film Festival

2000 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

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