Certain topics in Mexican history have not tolerated criticism and consequently have been considered taboo by filmmakers. Among them is the period during the 1930s when vast tracks of agricultural land were appropriated by powerful oil interests.
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The story begins with a traditional and wholesome family man who refuses to sell his land to foreign oil companies, and ends with a kind of documentary telling the story of expropriation of oil in Mexico. That broadness hurts the film since the characters drop off the screen, never to be seen again, and instead we see the whole nation reacting to that monumental action. It is, however, well shot and produces.