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Conflict on Mexican Film
Mexican Revolution: Films.

La mujer de todos [Everybody’s Woman]

Media Type: Film Year: 1946 Who wrote / made it : Julio Bracho Plot summary: Set in 1912 during the brief presidency of Francisco I Madero (1911-1913), the Revolution does not feature in the plot. However, it casts a shadow … Continue reading

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Cinco de mayo, la batalla [The Battle]

Media Type: Film Year: 2013 Who wrote / made it : Rafa Lara Plot summary: Cinco de mayo, la batalla [The Battle] deals with the run up to and the battle on the fifth of May/cinco de mayo, when the … Continue reading

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La Generala

Media Type: Film Year: 1966 Who wrote / made it : Juan Ibáñez Plot summary: María Félix’s last Revolutionary film, La Generala, was a disaster on a lot of fronts, particularly financially and aesthetically. The plot is absurd. It includes … Continue reading

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La Cucuracha

Media Type: Film Year: 1958 Who wrote / made it : Ismael Rodríguez Plot summary: The opening sequence of La Cucuracha (Ismael Rodríguez, 1958) follows a grand mass of people moving through the mountains, the music is reminiscent of that … Continue reading

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La Bandida

Media Type: Film Year: 1962 Who wrote / made it : Roberto Rodríguez Plot summary: In La Bandida María Félix plays a prostitute, María/La Bandida, represented as a ‘bad’ woman. The film focuses on a love triangle, which, at times, … Continue reading

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Juana Gallo

Media Type: Film Year: 1960 Who wrote / made it : Miguel Zacarías Plot summary: The protagonist, Ángela Ramos’ (María Félix) father and husband are killed by the Federal army. In revenge she changes her name to Juana Gallo, takes … Continue reading

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El compadre Mendoza

Media Type: Film Year: 1933 Who wrote / made it : Fernando de Fuentes Plot summary: This is one of a trilogy of the Revolutionby the director Fernando de Fuentes of which ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa! is the best known. The other … Continue reading

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Prisonero 13

Media Type: Film Year: 1933 Who wrote / made it : Fernando de Fuentes Plot summary: It is one of the trilogy which also includes ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa! (1936) and El compadre Mendoza (1933) by the director Fernando de Fuentes. … Continue reading

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¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa!

Media Type: Film Year: 1936 Who wrote / made it : Fernando de Fuentes Plot summary: ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa! is the best known of a trilogy of films of the Revolution. The other two are Prisionero 13 (1933) and … Continue reading

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Cananea

Media Type: Film Year: 1977 Who wrote / made it : Marcela Fernández Violante Plot summary: Cananea is set in a clearly defined historical moment. The final titles tell us that four years and five months after the events portrayed … Continue reading

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