The Beginning and the End (Principio y fin) (1993)

The Beginning and the End (Principio y fin)

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This Mexican film, loosely based on Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz's 1940's book, traces the slow and painful collapse of a Mexican family after the sudden death of the father. Much of the film focuses upon the outcomes of two disparate brothers. Following his death, the formerly middle-class Botero family is left destitute. To pay their debts, the mother Ignacia throws the oldest son Guama who does not pull his weight at home, out into the street where he becomes a full-time drug addict, pimp, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Paz Alicia Garcíadiego
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as Gabriel Botero

as Ignacia Botero

as Mireya Botero

as Guama Botero

as Isabel

as Nicolas Botero

as Julia's father
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This somber, somewhat emotionally distant effort lacks the operatic sweep its tragic family-epic material seems to cry for.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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