5.5/10
240
11 user 1 critic

Crónica de un desayuno (2000)

In this deliciously kinky film that takes place in the wee hours of a Mexico City morning, long-absent Pedro returns to preside over his seriously bent family. But while Pedro is busy ... See full summary »

Director:

Benjamín Cann

Writers:

Jesús González Dávila (play) (as Jesús González-Dávila), Sergio Schmucler (screenplay)
Reviews
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Odiseo Bichir ... Roberto
Eduardo Palomo Eduardo Palomo ... Juan
José Alonso ... Pedro
Luis de Icaza Luis de Icaza ... Voceador
Miguel Santana Miguel Santana ... Teo
Bruno Bichir ... Marcos
Angélica Aragón ... Estela
Fabiana Perzabal Fabiana Perzabal ... Blanca
Roberto Sosa ... Chavo Pelo Rojo
Claudette Maillé ... Eugenia
Adriana Roel Adriana Roel ... Doña Lupe
Héctor Bonilla ... Ernesto
Arcelia Ramírez ... Yolanda
María Rojo ... Luz María
Julieta Egurrola ... Seño Fonda
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The film tells the story of the Boteros, a middle-class Mexican family struggling against poverty after their father's death. Ignacia (Egurrola) is the Boteros mother, a desperate woman who... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Ernesto Laguardia, Julieta Egurrola, Blanca Guerra
Homework (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Virginia is taking a class at film school, and has decided on her solo project for the class. She will secretly film herself and her ex-husband Marcelo with a candid camera while they make love.

Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Stars: María Rojo, José Alonso
The Blue Room (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A couple meet each other often in a motel room.

Director: Walter Doehner
Stars: Juan Manuel Bernal, Patricia Llaca, Elena Anaya
Poltergeist (1982)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson
Deep Crimson (1996)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Regina Orozco, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Sherlyn
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A woman trying to cope with the recent disappearance of her husband finds that the event uncovers some dark secrets. Subtitled.

Director: Antonio Serrano
Stars: Cecilia Roth, Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Kuno Becker
Macario (1960)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Gavaldón
Stars: Ignacio López Tarso, Pina Pellicer, Enrique Lucero
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Claudio Brook, Rita Macedo, Arturo Beristáin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Roberto Cobo, Fernando Soler, Lucha Villa
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Rafael Buelna Tenorio (Sebastián Zurita) is a law student, committed to his ideals. Died at 33 years old fighting for his deep conviction of justice and equity. He shared his life with ... See full summary »

Director: Felipe Cazals
Stars: Sebastián Zurita, Marimar Vega, Damián Alcázar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. Her 19 year old daughter Helena dreams of traveling the world and learns foreign languages at home and wishes she could ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Franco Alba
Stars: Irene Azuela, Ángel Onésimo Nevares, Claudette Maillé
El bulto (1992)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After being in a comma for 20 year, Lauro (Retes) wakes up in a very different Mexico than the one he lived on. Ideas, hopes, ways-of-life and customs have changed, and Mexicans of the ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Retes
Stars: Gabriel Retes, Héctor Bonilla, Lourdes Elizarrarás
Edit

Storyline

In this deliciously kinky film that takes place in the wee hours of a Mexico City morning, long-absent Pedro returns to preside over his seriously bent family. But while Pedro is busy making love to his wife, their children Blanca, Teo and Marcos have different ideas about their father's return. Meanwhile, the neighbors are up to their own devices in a wickedly funny and highly charged erotic drama that involves a set of electric trains. This stylish film explores love at its extremes and sex at its most poetically inventive. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The part of Juan was originally intended for Demián Bichir. See more »

Soundtracks

Un Poco Más
Written and performed by Rubén Albarrán, Emmanuel del Real, Quique Rangel & Joselo Rangel
"La vida es un carnaval"
By Victor Daniel
Performed by Celia Cruz
See more »

User Reviews

 
The worst defects of mexican cinema, all in one film
15 November 2000 | by f. baezSee all my reviews

Cronica de un desayuno combines the worst defects of mexican cinema, a rare feat nowadays.

It's pretentious: it wants us to believe that it is deep, only because some scene is out-of-focus, another is pseudo-surreal, yet another plays with the Eisenstein-Infante-Caifanes tradition of laughing-crying faces, the edition is fragmented, and it is all so solemn.

It has a weak script: the main story hardly develops, so it has other three smaller, needless stories, stuck into it. They are only good to make the film last longer.

Most of the acting is bad. A true feat, baring in mind that many of the best known mexican actors were cast.

There is an abuse of unnecesary foul language. To the point that the character of Paloma, who symbolizes the dreams of freedom of a child, uses it throughly.

It is homophobic. The character played by Eduardo Palomo is the sorriest, and most punished, representation of a transexual I have ever seen.

It is very boring. I ended up envying the people that left the theater before the end of the film.

Whatever it tries, it has been done better, in Mexico and elsewhere.

In other words: "Para partirte la madre, nada como una mala película"


5 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Breakfast Chronicle See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed