Las poquianchis (De los pormenores y otros sucedidos del dominio público que acontecieron a las hermanas de triste memoria a quienes la maledicencia así las bautizó) (1976)

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This social-themed drama is set in 1950's Mexico, where three sisters known as the "Poquianchis" run a prostitution ring protected by the municpal and state authorities. In 1964, the discovery of several young people who had been assassinated and buried on the sisters' order led to a scrutiny surrounding the corruption involved in the controversial Mexican justice system. Las Poquianchis is directed by Felipe Cazals. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
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Art House & International , Cult Movies , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Disturbing -although not morbid- portrait of the real prostitution case that shook the country in the sixties. Told in flashbacks after the Poquianchis sister's arrest, the film deconstructs the story of these three women who abducted young girls to work as prostitutes and make money for them. As the girls tried to rebel, the sisters would order to carry out punishments between themselves -from beatings, to starving... and eventually murder. Under the hands of another director it would've been unbearable, but Cazals stays objective and stays away from gruesome scenes. The cast is quite impressive featuring the royalty of the 70's Mexican film scene: Diana Bracho, Tina Romero, María Rojo, Pilar Pellicer, Malena Doria, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Gonzalo Vega and Manuel Ojeda.

Ernesto Sanchez
Ernesto Sanchez

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