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2.9
13 Ratings

Woman of the Port

La mujer del puerto

Directed by Arturo Ripstein
Mexico, 1991
Drama

Synopsis

Perla, a prostitute and the star in a miserable cabaret in the docks, falls in love with a sailor without knowing that he is her brother. Tomasa, Perla’s mother, tries to prevent this incestuous relationship at all costs, but fails to do so.

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Woman of the Port Directed by Arturo Ripstein

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  • FISCHER's rating of the film Woman of the Port

    Le metteur en scène mexicain Arturo Ripstein se réapproprie avec talent et dextérité le récit de Guy de Maupassant en y introduisant les thèmes récurrents qui lui sont chers. Le tout constitue une oeuvre surprenante, peut-être moins aboutie que d'autres de ses films, mais néanmoins indispensable. A ne pas rater... www.cinefiches.com