Bleak Street

2015/B & W/100 mins/Mexico






Category Special Tribute
Director Arturo Ripstein
Producer Walter Navas, Arturo Ripstein
Screenplay Paz Alicia Garciadiego
Cinematography Alejandro Cantu
Editor Carlos Puente, Arturo Ripstein
Music NULL
Set Marisa Pecanins
Sound NULL
Costume Laura Garcia de la Mora
Cast Alberto Estrella (Juanes), Silvia Pasquel (Doa Epi), Arcelia Ramirez (Zema), Patricia Reyes Spindola (Adela), Alejandro Suarez (Max), Nora Velazquez (Dora)
Production Company NULL
World Sales NULL
Festival/Awards Toronto 2015

In the early morning hours, two elderly whores go back to their hovels. They are not tired from working but tired of not doing do. One has problems at home with her teenage daughter and her cross dressing husband. The other, with her loneliness. But that night, they have a date to celebrate the victory in the ring of two wrestlers, twin midgets wearing masks. At the hourly hotel, in order to rob the tiny men of their earnings, they drug them with eye drops. But the dose proves fatal. They murder them unintentionally. Scared and confused, they decide to hide from the police and run away together to live, as they always have, on Bleak Street. They are arrested.

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