Bleak Street (calle de la amargura, La)
- 102 min
- Directed by: Arturo Ripstein
- Cast: Juan Francisco Longoria and Guillermo Lopez, Patricia Reyes Spindola, Nora Velázquez, Sylvia Pasquel
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Gloriously eccentric and bizarre tale of Mexican murder and wrestling.
The always-watchable Mexican legend Arturo Ripstein (Deep Crimson) revels in the surreal strangeness of Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura), a twisted and twisting story of two masked midget twin lucha wrestlers named Little Death and Little AK (Juan Francisco Longoria and Guillermo Lopez), their long-suffering wives and aging prostitutes. Murder, street hustling and cross- dressing all feature in this playfully lurid film shot in glorious black-and-white.
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