Downbeat crime-drama, visually stylish noir in black & white about
2 sad and much too worn and old prostitutes.
It's so miserable and bleak it could also be a pitch-black comedy ?
I don't know but Arturo is as fascinating as always. Artmovie alert.
Supposedly this film is based on a famous Méxican crime case
and foremost this film is ... as the sleeve says ... A Visionary
as the black & white photo of shady back alleys of México
City reaches almost German 1920's expressionistic heights, a dreamlike
vision of a BLEAK hell, with no good things coming to the elderly street-worn
Dora (Nora Velásquez) and Adela (Patricia Reyes
Spíndola) are 2 eldery and bitter México City prostitutes
that has become friends
walking the streets and they constantly talk about their miseries. Dora,
living with her teenage daughter Jezebel and transvestite
magician husband (who steal the few clothes she own) and Adela, living
with a handicapped old woman who she uses for begging
on the street. Misery and even more misery.
In a parallell story we get to know 2 twin brother luchador
dwarfs, 2 wrestlers with artistic names Little AK47 and Little Death,
after getting well payed for their latest wrestling gala decides to
take 2 prostitutes to a Hotel and have sex. The 2 are Dora and Adela
and they have other plans for the "rich" wrestlers, to give
them knockout drops and rob them of their prize money.
But, things don't go well and soon the police are looking for "two
messed up older ladies". An unusual crime movie this is for sure.
The US DVD presents the film in anamorphic widescreen
1.85:1 and with a spanish audio 5.1 or 2.0 with english subtitles, b&w,