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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 »


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Jesús González Dávila (play) (as Jesús González-Dávila), Sergio Schmucler (screenplay)
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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


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

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Thanks god a movie like this was done and released!
30 October 2002 | by mario_branerSee all my reviews

The kind of movie that demands too much from the audience, yet to disappoint most of them. I think of the Mexican people who (either in an attempt to support Mexican movies or willing to see a film casting top Mexican stars) saw it, half of the people went out of the theater when I went to watch it, it's definitely not the kind of movie one could expect. I think too of the people from other countries who dared spending 2 hours seeing it till the very end, "what a piece of crap". In order to understand Cronica de un desayuno, one has to be mexican, and one has to be familiar with the low middle classes (or even better, be part of them). There's nothing accidental in this movie, the family is and has what many families, in Mexico at least, share. One has to see it with a wide open mind to accept it entirely, it's not the kind of movie that you fully understand after you watch it. The older brother wouldn't let anyone sit on his RED couch, the sister is staying no matter how she wants to leave, the younger brother is going to an excursion, and all he cares about is the yellow radio, the mother has to prepare the breakfast for the family, no matter how tense and unbearable the situation is. The father came back after who knows how long, allowing the mother to live a night of passion that somehow turns out to be momentary, and ends up by repeating all the attitudes of his sons... The stories around the house are surrealistic (and so is the movie), a travestite looking for his penis, a factory worker and his attempt of suicide, subtled by the kisses of his girlfriend, a fat man riding his bicycle after a interesting conversation about homosexuals with his sister? wife? mother?... The music doesn't pretend too much but it achieves a lot, not more than a snare drum, cymbal, a some strings. Thanks good a movie like this was done and released.

One of the best mexican movies ever!, and one of the less understood, even by mexican themselves, no matter how identified the should have felt with it.

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