File of Attempted Murder

2010, War/Drama, 2h

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Movie Info

A man tries to assassinate the president of the Mexican Republic, Gen. Porfirio Diaz, in 1897.

Cast & Crew

Daniel Giménez Cacho
Federico Gamboa
José María Yazpik
Arnulfo Arroyo
Julio Bracho
Eduardo Velazquez
Irene Azuela
Cordelia Godoy
Arturo Beristáin
Porfirio Díaz
Salvador Sánchez
Antonio Villavicencio
José María de Tavira
Álvaro Mateos
María Rojo
Madre de Arroyo
Angélica Aragón
Tía Avelina
Mariano Carranco
Executive Producer
Mónica Lozano
Executive Producer
Enrique Espinosa
Producer
Alfonso Soto
Producer
Lucía Álvarez
Original Music
Guillermo Granillo
Cinematographer
Sandra Cabriada
Production Design
Ezra Buenrostro
Art Director
Luisa Guala
Set Decoration
Gilda Navarro
Costume Designer
Adolfo Ramírez
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Critic Reviews for File of Attempted Murder

All Critics (1) | Fresh (1)

  • Fons successfully builds thematic architecture out of multiple subplots and historical possibilities that indict corruption and greed while celebrating the imagination and durability of the common people.

    March 25, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Fons successfully builds thematic architecture out of multiple subplots and historical possibilities that indict corruption and greed while celebrating the imagination and durability of the common people.

    March 25, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for File of Attempted Murder

  • Oct 09, 2010
    You know you're in trouble when the opening montage is far more interesting than the movie, and that's the case with 'El Atentado', adapted from the novel by Álvaro Uribe. I truly can't find a reason for this movie to be made, except to cash in on all the fever surrounding the Centennial of Mexican Revolution and the Bicentennial of Independence. Everything about it is pointless, from the majority of its characters to the acting, which is no better than the one found in a telenovela. 'El Atentado' is the most expensive film in the history of Mexican cinema, and it does not show. The art direction looks flawless and marvelously detailed, but just look closer: the scenes in the back are blatantly hand-painted (I'm not kidding). Some of the finest working Mexican actors are completely wasted, especially Daniel Giménez Cacho, thanks to a far too simple, redundant, even stupid script. The use (or abuse) of a sequence comprised of imaginary scenarios, which normally works perfectly in comedies (like it did in 'Superbad'), doesn't help this drama, to which it adds an element of unintentional hilarity. One of El Atentado's biggest failures lies in its depiction of one of the most important political figures in the history of Mexico, Porfirio Díaz. In the film, Arturo Beristáin presents Díaz as a mere caricature. The flick's only achievements are its stunning cinematography and costume design, as well as the equally stunning presence of breathtaking Irene Azuela.
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