El Leyton (2003)

El Leyton

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Gonzalo Justiniano's El Leyton (Hasta que la Muerte Nos Separe (El Leyton: Until Death Do Us Part) is about a man facing up to an angry village. El Leyton (Juan Pablo Saez) returns to his hometown and is nearly killed by an angry mob. He asks to explain his side of the story. He admits to sleeping with the wife of his best friend, and that he has carried on with more than a few local housewives. Instead of death, the town creates a more fitting punishment. This film was screened at the San … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
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On DVD: May 18, 2004
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Critic Reviews for El Leyton

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Director Gonzalo Justiniano beautifully captures the fishing village but never quite captures the story.

Full Review… | November 21, 2003
New York Daily News
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El Leyton never rises above the level of a soap opera, although the steamy sex and Lo's abundant nudity might make it worthwhile for some viewers.

November 21, 2003
New York Post
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Does a fine job of building up a sense of dread as its adulterous relationship gathers steam. So it's all the more disappointing when the movie ultimately collapses.

Full Review… | November 20, 2003
New York Times
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A barely elevated telenovela.

Full Review… | November 18, 2003
Village Voice
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Full Review… | November 26, 2008
Variety
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December 10, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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