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21 Ratings

Las poquianchis

Directed by Felipe Cazals
Mexico, 1976


Based in the true case of the sisters who ran brothels in which kidnapping, killings and clandestine burial were common.

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Las poquianchis Directed by Felipe Cazals

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  • ramosbarajas's rating of the film Las poquianchis

    There is no one that ends up being innocent. No one. In the film, all the characters share blame, probably except for the girls, who interestingly are featured very little. The two true victims are the two sisters, but as in the bible-old story, one goes down the wrong path and kills the other. It's good, dealing with history and social critique. Ending in bitterness and melancholy, offering a solution under it all.

  • Hugo Resendiz Saldivar's rating of the film Las poquianchis

    Un film muy fuerte, no tiene mención de la novela de Ibargüengoitia, pero si hay algo de ella en la narración. Al final se vuelca en un docudrama sobre la situación social en México, los burdeles y la clase agrícola que tiene que “vender” a sus niñas para poder sostenerse. Muy bien realizada y tiene muy buen cast, la calidad del film es un poco baja pero su cinematografía lo compensa.

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