Hidalgo: La Historia Jamás Contada (2010)
From his jail cell at Chihuahua's Military Hospital, Hidalgo begins to remember moments of his life, particularly his tenure as Parish Priest in the town of San Felipe Torres Mochas where he translated and produced the stage play "Tartuffe" by Moliere. During this time he fell in love with Josefa Quintana with whom he had three children and for whom he left the priesthood during a brief period in his life.
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An incoherent mess with zero continuity, where Spanish accents appear, disappear and reappear several times in the course of a scene. Unintentional humor and weak/clichéd antagonists further stop 'Hidalgo' from ever taking off, a terrible film made solely to cash in on the Bicentennial-of-Mexican Independence-frenzy, under the excuse of demystifying a national hero.
Anachronistic in its characters, as well as in the music. While the latter works (in an "A Knight's Tale" sort of way), the former doesn't. The personality of the characters, especially the titular priest's, is definitely more 21st century than 19th. Miguel Rodarte and Cecilia Suárez stand out in brief roles and at least the set design is not as bad as in 'El Atentado'.
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