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½ February 8, 2009
Yes, it is a pretty plane documentary that doesnt tell me something else than the outside behavior of the constructors in Mexico city. I was expecting life stories but instead they were 30 minutes of harassment of the women, sexual plus sexual plus more sexual allusions and a lot of nasty language!!! Nothing else happend in the documentary, nothing else or nothing new for me.
½ September 30, 2008
As documentaries go, this is one of the best. It's a scathing expose of the conditions faced by Mexican workers. Juan Carlos Rulfo succeeds in painting these men as incredibly likeable, good-hearted individuals.... really really good:)
July 21, 2008
i do feel a little pain for the mexis...or they could just unionize and get sum mo' dough yo..probably not
June 28, 2008
La secuencua con la que termina el documental es impresionante. Muestra el resultado extraordinario procedente de las tareas mas ordinarias hechas por personas anonimas.
Otra secuencia que me encanta es en la que se edita una melodia a partir de los ruidos de la construccion -creo que es a super ingenioso hacer llegar a la audiencia la cotidianedad de la vida de los obreros y la personalidad de uno de la protagonistas -el periferico en construccion. En el Hoyo, es uno de los mejores documentales que he visto.
June 8, 2008
Fantastic documentary.
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
½ March 28, 2008
[font=Century Gothic]"In the Pit" is an insightful documentary about the building of the second deck of the Pereferico Freeway in Mexico City, focusing on men(and one woman) who worked on the immense project.(It should be noted that there is a sort of hyper-masculinity infecting the workers. One even spent his time spying on passing female motorists.) Through this, there forms an incisive portrait of the class system of Mexico. To start, the construction crews were mostly from the lower and working classes who risked their lives working below, on(while dodging traffic) and above the ground. Building another deck was a particularly bourgeois solution to the traffic woes as most people who own a car are at least of the middle class. By comparison, the workers take buses to and from the site. I do not think the second deck will even alleviate traffic in the long run, as it will just lead to more cars taking to the roads.(For more information, read "The Power Broker" by Robert Caro.) and therefore to more pollution. [/font]
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